749  
FNUS74 KAMA 280203  
FWSAMA  
 
SPOT FORECAST FOR SOUTHEAST HEMPHILL COUNTY WILDFIRE...WFO AMARILLO TX  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE AMARILLO TX  
903 PM CDT MON MAR 27 2017  
 
FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 2200 CDT ON MARCH 27.  
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE, CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE.  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
CLOUDS WILL BE ON THE INCREASE AT THE FIRE SITE TONIGHT THROUGH  
TUESDAY MORNING. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS SHOULD BEGIN  
TO AFFECT THE FIRE SITE BETWEEN 0900 AND 1100 HOURS CDT. SOUTHEAST  
WINDS WILL REMAIN BETWEEN 10 TO 15 MPH TONIGHT AND THEN INCREASING  
TO 15 TO 20 MPH BY 1200 HOURS CDT TUESDAY. NO MAJOR WIND SHIFTS  
ARE EXPECTED, HOWEVER THUNDERSTORMS WILL CAUSE STRONG AND ERRATIC  
WINDS. RAINFALL AMOUNTS OF BETWEEN A HALF TO AN INCH ARE POSSIBLE  
AT THE FIRE SITE BY LATE TUESDAY.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR TO GOOD (0-48000 KNOT-FT).  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 51.  
LAL.................1.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING  
MOSTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT).  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST 7 TO 14 MPH.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......2500-4000 FT AGL DECREASING TO 0-1500 FT AGL IN  
THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 8 TO 13 MPH.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED  
FIRE GROWTH.  
CHANCE OF PCPN......0 PERCENT.  
 
TIME (CDT) 10 PM MIDNGT 2 AM 4 AM  
SKY (%).........PCLDY PCLDY MCLDY MCLDY  
WEATHER COV.....  
WEATHER TYPE....NONE NONE NONE NONE  
TEMP............59 55 52 51  
RH..............62 74 83 86  
20 FT WIND......SE 10 SE 12 SE 13 SE 12  
20 FT WIND GUST.15 15 20 15  
CHC OF PCPN (%).0 0 0 0  
HAINES INDEX....2 2 4 4  
VENTR KTFT/1000.0 0 4 4  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR TO FAIR (5000-19000 KNOT-FT).  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 62.  
LAL.................1 UNTIL 0700, THEN 5.  
MIN HUMIDITY........70 PERCENT.  
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY (85-95 PERCENT). SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY EARLY IN THE MORNING. RAIN  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE MORNING  
AND EARLY AFTERNOON, THEN SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS LIKELY LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST 16 TO 22 MPH DECREASING TO 6 TO 12 MPH  
LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......500-1000 FT AGL.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 18 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC  
WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED  
FIRE GROWTH.  
CHANCE OF PCPN......70 PERCENT.  
 
TIME (CDT) 6 AM 8 AM 10 AM NOON 2 PM 4 PM  
SKY (%).........MCLDY CLOUDY CLOUDY CLOUDY CLOUDY CLOUDY  
WEATHER COV..... LIKELY DEFNTE DEFNTE DEFNTE LIKELY  
WEATHER TYPE....NONE RNSHWR RNSHWR RNSHWR RNSHWR RNSHWR  
TEMP............51 51 53 57 61 62  
RH..............93 100 86 77 72 70  
20 FT WIND......SE 10 SE 12 SE 14 SE 16 SE 17 SE 18  
20 FT WIND GUST.15 15 20 25 25 25  
CHC OF PCPN (%).0 60 80 80 80 70  
HAINES INDEX....4 3 3 3 3 3  
VENTR KTFT/1000.7 9 17 19 14 6  
 

 
FORECASTER...SCHNEIDER  
REQUESTED BY...KEN SCHNEIDER  
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE  
.TAG 1705322.0/AMA  
 
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