853  
FNUS73 KARX 171431  
FWSARX  
 
SPOT FORECAST FOR FIELD 8...US FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LA CROSSE WI  
931 AM CDT WED OCT 17 2018  
 
FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 0900 CDT ON OCTOBER 17.  
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE.  
 
PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT (608) 784-8292 IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS  
OR CONCERNS WITH THIS FORECAST.  
   
DISCUSSION
 
GUSTY NORTHWESTERLY WINDS WILL BE SEEN TODAY, WITH  
SUSTAINED VALUES IN THE 10 TO 15 MPH RANGE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON  
AND GUSTS IN THE 25 TO 30 MPH RANGE. MINIMUM RH VALUES WILL BE  
JUST UNDER 50 PERCENT. OTHERWISE, SKIES WILL BE MOSTLY SUNNY, WITH  
TEMPERATURES REACHING THE MID 40S THIS AFTERNOON.  
 
THURSDAY WILL SEE MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES ONCE AGAIN, WITH WARMER  
TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 50S. WINDS WILL SWITCH TO SOUTHWESTERLY  
AND REMAIN GUSTY, WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH POSSIBLE. MINIMUM RH VALUES  
WILL RISE TO JUST ABOVE 50 PERCENT.  
 
   
REST OF TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY THEN BECOMING SUNNY.  
CWR.................0 PERCENT.  
TEMPERATURE.........39 AT IGNITION...MAX 46.  
RH..................50 PERCENT AT IGNITION...MIN 47 PERCENT.  
WIND (20 FT)........WINDS NORTHWEST AT 10 MPH AT  
IGNITION...OTHERWISE NORTHWEST WINDS 8 TO 13  
MPH. GUSTS UP TO 28 MPH EARLY IN THE MORNING.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD /38700 KNOT-FT/ AT IGNITION.  
MAX...EXCELLENT /84700 KNOT-FT/ INCREASING TO  
EXCELLENT (96400-144500 KNOT-FT) LATE IN THE  
MORNING, THEN DECREASING TO GOOD (52000-52000  
KNOT-FT) LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.  
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW AT IGNITION...MAX 5.  
 
TIME (CDT) 9AM 10A 11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM  
SKY (%).........53 40 35 29 24 17 11 5 4 2  
WEATHER COV.....  
WEATHER TYPE....  
TSTM COV........  
CWR.............0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0  
TEMP............39 39 39 41 43 45 46 46 44 42  
RH..............50 57 64 59 55 51 47 47 49 53  
20 FT WIND DIR..NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW NW  
20 FT WIND SPD..10 11 12 12 13 13 12 12 9 7  
20 FT WIND GUST.21 23 23 25 25 25 23 22 18 15  
HAINES INDEX....4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 5  
SDSPL KT-FT/100039 55 85 115 145 143 142 141 96 52  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.  
CWR.................0 PERCENT.  
TEMPERATURE.........MIN 27.  
RH..................MAX 92 PERCENT.  
WIND (20 FT)........NORTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH EARLY IN THE  
EVENING BECOMING LIGHT.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR (1000-7500 KNOT-FT).  
 
TIME (CDT) 7 PM 9 PM 11 PM 1 AM 3 AM 5 AM  
SKY (%).........1 1 1 2 2 3  
WEATHER COV.....  
WEATHER TYPE....NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE  
TSTM COV........  
CWR.............0 0 0 0 0 0  
TEMP............39 34 31 30 30 28  
RH..............59 69 78 78 78 88  
20 FT WIND......NW 5 NW 3 W 2 W 2 SW 1 S 2  
20 FT WIND GUST.  
HAINES INDEX....5 5 5 4 4 4  
SDSPL KT-FT/10008 3 1 1 1 1  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
CWR.................0 PERCENT.  
TEMPERATURE.........MAX 58.  
RH..................MIN 54 PERCENT.  
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT WINDS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 7 TO 12 MPH WITH  
GUSTS TO AROUND 23 MPH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR TO GOOD (1900-44700 KNOT-FT).  
HAINES INDEX........2 TO 4 OR VERY LOW TO LOW.  
 
TIME (CDT) 7 AM 9 AM 11 AM 1 PM 3 PM 5 PM  
SKY (%).........3 3 3 2 2 2  
WEATHER COV.....  
WEATHER TYPE....NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE  
TSTM COV........  
CWR.............0 0 0 0 0 0  
TEMP............28 36 47 54 58 56  
RH..............92 75 58 54 55 64  
20 FT WIND......S 3 S 7 SW 10 SW 12 SW 12 SW 11  
20 FT WIND GUST. 14 23 21 18  
HAINES INDEX....4 3 2 3 4 4  
SDSPL KT-FT/10002 14 28 45 43 29  
 

 
FORECASTER...CA  
REQUESTED BY...DAN LABER  
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED  
.TAG 1816970.0/ARX  
.DELDT 10/17/18  
.EMAIL DANIEL_LABER@FWS.GOV  
 
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