963  
FNUS76 KHNX 191415  
FWSHNX  
 
SPOT FORECAST FOR FERGUSON FIRE...USFS  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA  
715 AM PDT WED SEP 19 2018  
 
FORECAST IS BASED ON FORECAST START TIME OF 0000 PDT ON SEPTEMBER 20.  
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE.  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
A RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE EASTERN PACIFIC OCEAN WILL BUILD  
EASTWARD AND INTO THE REGION. THE RIDGE WILL ALLOW FOR THE  
CONTINUATION OF WARM AND DRY WEATHER THROUGH THE WEEK AND INTO THE  
WEEKEND.  
 
STANISLAUS NF...BASED ON OBSERVATIONS FROM SMITH PEAK RAWS (3871 FT)  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....73-77.  
MIN HUMIDITY........23-26 PERCENT.  
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....DOWNSLOPE 2-4 MPH BECOMING UPSLOPE 5-9 MPH  
BY 1000 PDT.  
SURROUNDING RIDGE...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 7-13 MPH. GUSTS TO 17 MPH.  
   
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....50-54.  
MAX HUMIDITY........44-47 PERCENT.  
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....UPSLOPE 4-8 MPH UNTIL ABOUT 2000 PDT. BECOMING  
DOWNSLOPE 2-4 MPH AFTER 2000 PDT.  
SURROUNDING RIDGE...SOUTHERLY 5-9 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....74-78.  
MIN HUMIDITY........22-25 PERCENT.  
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....DOWNSLOPE 2-4 MPH BECOMING UPSLOPE 4-7 MPH  
AFTER 1000 PDT.  
SURROUNDING RIDGE...SOUTH THROUGH SOUTHWEST 6-12 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....44-53.  
MAX HUMIDITY........42-44 PERCENT.  
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....UPSLOPE 4-7 MPH UNTIL ABOUT 2000 PDT BECOMING  
DOWNSLOPE 1-4 MPH AFTER 2000 PDT.  
SURROUNDING RIDGE...SOUTHWEST 5-10 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....74-78.  
MIN HUMIDITY........20-24 PERCENT.  
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....DOWNSLOPE 1-3 MPH BECOMING UPSLOPE 3-6 MPH  
BY MIDDAY.  
SURROUNDING RIDGE...WEST THROUGH NORTHWEST 6-12 MPH.  
 
 
SIERRA NF...BASED ON OBSERVATIONS FROM JERSEYDALE RAWS (3762 FT)  
 
   
THURSDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....2000-3000 FEET: 74-79. 7000 FEET: 65-69.  
MIN HUMIDITY........21-25 PERCENT.  
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....DOWNSLOPE 1-3 MPH BECOMING UPSLOPE 4-8 MPH  
BY 1100 PDT.  
SURROUNDING RIDGE...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 6-12 MPH. GUSTS TO 15 MPH.  
   
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....2000-3000 FEET: 53-57. 7000 FEET: 45-50.  
MAX HUMIDITY........42-47 PERCENT.  
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....UPSLOPE 4-8 MPH UNTIL ABOUT 2100 PDT. WINDS  
BECOMING DOWNSLOPE 1-4 MPH AFTER 2100 PDT.  
SURROUNDING RIDGE...SOUTHERLY 7-12 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....2000-3000 FEET: 73-76. 7000 FEET: 64-68.  
MIN HUMIDITY........20-24 PERCENT.  
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....DOWNSLOPE 1-4 MPH BECOMING UPSLOPE  
3-7 MPH BY 1100 PDT.  
SURROUNDING RIDGE...SOUTH THROUGH SOUTHWEST 6-11 MPH.  
   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....2000-3000 FEET: 52-56. 7000 FEET: 44-49.  
MAX HUMIDITY........40-48 PERCENT.  
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....UPSLOPE 3-7 MPH UNTIL ABOUT 1900 PDT BECOMING  
DOWNSLOPE 1-4 MPH BY 2100 PDT.  
SURROUNDING RIDGE...SOUTHWESTERLY 4-9 MPH.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....2000-3000 FEET: 74-77. 7000 FEET: 65-70.  
MIN HUMIDITY........19-25 PERCENT.  
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....DOWNSLOPE 1-4 MPH BECOMING UPSLOPE  
3-6 MPH BY 1000 PDT.  
SURROUNDING RIDGE...WEST THROUGH NORTHWEST 6-12 MPH.  
 
FORECASTER...MOLINA  
 

 
 
REQUESTED BY...BURT STALTER  
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE  
.TAG 1814581.12/HNX  
.DELDT 09/19/18  
.EMAIL BSTALTER@FS.FED.US  
 
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