161  
FNUS75 KVEF 162222  
FWSVEF  
 
SPOT FORECAST FOR INDEPENDENCE PILES...CAL FIRE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS NV  
322 PM PDT MON MAY 16 2022  
 
FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 0900 PDT ON MAY 17.  
 
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...OR IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS  
OR CONCERNS WITH THIS FORECAST...PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT  
(702) 263-9750.  
   
DISCUSSION
 
BREEZY NORTH WINDS TUESDAY AND TUESDAY NIGHT. WINDS  
WEAKEN SLIGHTLY ON WEDNESDAY, POSSIBLY TURNING TO THE SOUTH. STRONGER  
WINDS COME IN ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY WITH A DRY SYSTEM. SOME DOWNSLOPE  
WESTERLY WIND POTENTIAL ON THURSDAY, BUT UNCERTAINTY IS STILL SOMEWHAT  
HIGH. IF DOWNSLOPING DOES NOT OCCUR, WINDS WILL BE OUT OF THE NORTHWEST.  
BREEZY NORTH WINDS EXPECTED ON FRIDAY BEHIND A COLD FRONT. AFTERNOON  
HUMIDITIES GENERALLY AROUND 5-10 PERCENT EACH DAY.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....89-92.  
MIN HUMIDITY........5-8 PERCENT.  
20 FT WINDS.........NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH, GUSTS AROUND 20 MPH.  
RIDGETOP WIND.......NORTH AROUND 3 MPH.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......13000 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS.  
   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....57-62.  
MAX HUMIDITY........14-19 PERCENT.  
20 FT WINDS.........NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
RIDGETOP WIND.......NORTH AROUND 7 MPH.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 10 KNOTS.  
   
WEDNESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....93-96.  
MIN HUMIDITY........4-7 PERCENT.  
20 FT WINDS.........NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE  
SOUTHEAST IN THE AFTERNOON.  
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST AROUND 3 MPH.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......9000 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....LIGHT WINDS.  
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 AND 4
 
   
THURSDAY
 
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 60S. HIGHS IN THE MID 90S.  
WEST-NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH, WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH POSSIBLE.    
FRIDAY
 
 
NOT AS WARM. MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID  
80S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH WITH GUSTS AROUND 20 MPH.  
 

 
FORECASTER...WOODS  
REQUESTED BY...STEPHEN VOLMER  
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED  
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.DELDT 05/16/22  
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.EMAIL STEPHEN.VOLMER@FIRE.CA.GOV  
 
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