613  
FNUS73 KGID 060813  
FWSGID  
 
SPOT FORECAST FOR RT-300 PRESCRIBED FIRE BURN BOSS REFRESHER...KANSAS FOREST SERVICE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE  
213 AM CST FRI JAN 6 2023  
 
FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 0700 CST ON JANUARY 06.  
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE, CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE.  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS THIS MORNING WILL BE EASTERLY BY MIDDAY,  
BUT ONLY AT 5-10 MPH. EASTERLY WINDS WILL CONTINUE INTO THE  
AFTERNOON BEFORE TURNING NORTHEAST AND NORTH BY SUNSET. THESE  
SHIFTS IN WIND DIRECTION SHOULD BE GRADUAL AS NO FRONTAL PASSAGES  
ARE EXPECTED. HIGH TEMPERATURES TODAY WILL RISE INTO THE MID 40S.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL ONLY FALL INTO THE LOW TO  
MID 40S. MAINLY DRY CONDITIONS AND LIGHT NORTHERLY WINDS WILL  
CONTINUE INTO SATURDAY, THOUGH CAN'T RULE OUT SOME VERY LIGHT  
MOISTURE IN THE FORM OF FLURRIES AND/OR LIGHT SNOW.  
 
   
REST OF TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT).  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 45.  
MIN HUMIDITY........47 PERCENT.  
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT WINDS BECOMING EAST 5 TO 8 MPH IN THE  
LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......2500 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST 5 TO 13 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHEAST  
AROUND 7 MPH LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.  
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME  
DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.  
 
TIME (CST) 7AM 8AM 9AM 10A 11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM  
SKY (%).........56 54 44 42 32 23 20 12 5 3 9  
WEATHER COV.....  
WEATHER TYPE....  
TSTM COV........  
TEMP............22 22 26 31 37 41 43 45 45 44 43  
RH..............84 89 78 68 56 53 50 48 47 50 54  
20 FT WIND DIR..E E E E E E E E E E NE  
20 FT WIND SPD..3 3 3 5 6 7 7 7 8 6 5  
20 FT WIND GUST.7 6 7 9 12 12 12 13 13 10 9  
MIX HGT (KFT)...0.3 0.3 0.3 0.6 1.0 1.6 1.9 2.2 2.5 2.5 0.7  
TRANSP WIND DIR.SE SE SE E SE E E E E E NE  
TRANSP WIND SPD.6 6 5 5 6 6 12 13 13 12 7  
HAINES INDEX....3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (15-25 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING  
MOSTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT). CHANCE OF  
FLURRIES OVERNIGHT.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 20.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
WIND (20 FT)........NORTH WINDS 5 TO 8 MPH.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 7 TO 16 MPH.  
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME  
DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.  
 
TIME (CST) 6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM 10P 11P MID 1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM  
SKY (%).........6 14 34 54 54 55 56 63 71 78 78 77  
WEATHER COV..... CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC  
WEATHER TYPE.... SW SW SW SW SW SW  
TSTM COV........  
TEMP............38 32 30 28 27 25 25 24 24 24 23 22  
RH..............62 79 82 90 94 98 98 98 99 95 98 98  
20 FT WIND DIR..NE N N N N N N N N N N N  
20 FT WIND SPD..5 5 6 7 8 8 8 7 8 8 8 8  
20 FT WIND GUST.8 9 12 14 14 15 14 14 15 16 16 14  
MIX HGT (KFT)...0.5 0.3 0.4 0.4 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.8  
TRANSP WIND DIR.NE NE N N N NE N N N N N N  
TRANSP WIND SPD.7 8 13 12 16 15 13 12 13 13 15 13  
HAINES INDEX....2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (60-70 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
SNOW IN THE MORNING.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 38.  
MIN HUMIDITY........53 PERCENT.  
WIND (20 FT)........NORTH WINDS 5 TO 7 MPH BECOMING LIGHT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......1800 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 6 TO 13 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 3  
TO 5 MPH LATE IN THE MORNING.  
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME  
DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.  
 
TIME (CST) 6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM 10A 11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM  
SKY (%).........77 72 67 62 63 63 64 63 63 63 56 49  
WEATHER COV.....SCH SCH SCH SCH SCH SCH  
WEATHER TYPE....SN SN SN SN SN SN  
TSTM COV........  
TEMP............22 20 21 23 26 29 33 34 36 38 36 34  
RH..............98 100 100 91 80 70 65 60 56 53 59 63  
20 FT WIND DIR..N N N N N N N N N N N N  
20 FT WIND SPD..7 6 6 6 6 5 5 5 5 5 5 3  
20 FT WIND GUST.14 13 13 12 12 10 9 9 9 9 8 7  
MIX HGT (KFT)...0.8 0.7 0.7 0.8 1.0 1.2 1.4 1.6 1.8 1.8 1.4 0.8  
TRANSP WIND DIR.N N N N N NW W W W W NW N  
TRANSP WIND SPD.13 12 12 12 6 3 3 3 3 3 3 5  
HAINES INDEX....3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3  
 

 
FORECASTER...THIES  
REQUESTED BY...NORTHWEST DISTRICT FMO  
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED  
.TAG 2300157.0/GID  
.DELDT 01/06/23  
.FORMATTERVERSION 2.0.0  
.EMAIL CEHJR@KSU.EDU  
 
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