450  
FNUS51 KGYX 282202  
FWFGYX  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR WESTERN MAINE AND NEW HAMPSHIRE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAY ME  
501 PM EST WED FEB 28 2024  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
***THIS PRODUCT IS CURRENTLY AUTOMATED AND WILL NOT BE UPDATED  
WITH REGULAR FORECAST UPDATES. IT SHOULD BE USED FOR PLANNING  
PURPOSES ONLY. IF YOU NEED ADDITIONAL FIRE WEATHER INFORMATION,  
PLEASE CONTACT THE NWS OFFICE IN GRAY, MAINE***.  
 
MEZ104-290900-  
WESTERN MAINE MOUNTAINS AND FOOTHILLS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF FARMINGTON, RUMFORD, BETHEL, EUSTIS,  
JACKMAN, AND CARRABASSETT VALLEY  
501 PM EST WED FEB 28 2024  
 
TONIGHT THU THU NIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLDY PCLDY PCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE SHOWERS SNOW SHOWERS NONE SNOW SHOWERS  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 100 10 0 10  
TEMP (24H TREND) 1 (-33) 19 (-28) 0 33  
RH % (24H TREND) 100 (+1) 30 (-53) 61 40  
20FTWND - AM(MPH) W 23 G52 W 16 G37  
20FTWND - PM(MPH) S 24 G57 W 20 G50 W 21 G51 SW 16 G33  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.33 0.01 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 6 1 1  
PRECIP BEGIN 6 PM 11 AM 7 AM  
PRECIP END 5 AM 5 PM 6 PM  
LAL 1 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 3 3 3 3  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL) 6790 4250  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) W 39 W 22  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 230860 80750  
CWR 90 90 0  
KBDI <200 <200 <200 <200  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
 

 
 
MEZ107-290900-  
KENNEBEC RIVER VALLEY-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF AUGUSTA, WATERVILLE, SKOWHEGAN, AUBURN,  
LEWISTON, LIBERTY, AND LIVERMORE  
501 PM EST WED FEB 28 2024  
 
TONIGHT THU THU NIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLDY MCLEAR MCLEAR PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE SHOWERS NONE NONE NONE  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 100 0 0 0  
TEMP (24H TREND) 14 (-23) 26 (-23) 8 36  
RH % (24H TREND) 100 (0) 25 (-53) 48 34  
20FTWND - AM(MPH) W 17 G37 W 11 G23  
20FTWND - PM(MPH) S 20 G40 W 18 G39 W 17 G36 SW 11 G23  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.38 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 7  
PRECIP BEGIN 6 PM  
PRECIP END 6 AM  
LAL 1 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 3 4 4 4  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL) 7730 5000  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) W 37 W 18  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 247360 80000  
CWR 100 0 0 0  
KBDI <200 <200 <200 <200  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
 

 
 
MEZ109-290900-  
LAKES REGION-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SANFORD, NORTH WINDHAM, GRAY,  
NEW GLOUCESER, FRYEBURG, SOUTH PARIS, AND HIRAM  
501 PM EST WED FEB 28 2024  
 
TONIGHT THU THU NIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLDY MCLEAR MCLEAR MCLEAR  
PRECIP TYPE SHOWERS NONE NONE NONE  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 90 0 0 0  
TEMP (24H TREND) 14 (-21) 29 (-22) 11 42  
RH % (24H TREND) 100 (0) 23 (-57) 50 35  
20FTWND - AM(MPH) W 18 G40 SW 10 G20  
20FTWND - PM(MPH) SW 21 G41 W 19 G41 W 17 G37 SW 11 G21  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.21 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 5  
PRECIP BEGIN 6 PM  
PRECIP END 4 AM  
LAL 1 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 3 4 4 4  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL) 8420 4900  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) W 39 W 17  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 286280 73500  
CWR 60 0 0 0  
KBDI <200 <200 <200 <200  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
 

 
 
MEZ110-290900-  
BEACHES AND CASCO BAY-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF KITTERY, YORK, KENNEBUNK, SCARBOROUGH,  
PORTLAND, YARMOUTH, FREEPORT, BRUNSWICK, TOPSHAM,  
BOOTHBAY HARBOR, AND DAMARISCOTTA  
501 PM EST WED FEB 28 2024  
 
TONIGHT THU THU NIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLDY MCLEAR MCLEAR MCLEAR  
PRECIP TYPE SHOWERS NONE NONE NONE  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 90 0 0 0  
TEMP (24H TREND) 18 (-20) 30 (-19) 12 42  
RH % (24H TREND) 100 (0) 23 (-55) 48 35  
20FTWND - AM(MPH) W 20 G43 W 9 G19  
20FTWND - PM(MPH) S 24 G46 W 20 G44 NW 19 G40 SW 10 G21  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.27 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 6  
PRECIP BEGIN 6 PM  
PRECIP END 6 AM  
LAL 1 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 3 4 4 4  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL) 8700 5000  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) W 39 W 17  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 295800 75000  
CWR 80 0 0 0  
KBDI <200 <200 <200 <200  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
 

 
 
MEZ111-290900-  
MID-COAST-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF WALDOBORO, ROCKLAND, CAMDEN,  
LINCOLNVILLE, BELFAST, SEARSPORT, ISLESBORO, AND VINALHAVEN  
501 PM EST WED FEB 28 2024  
 
TONIGHT THU THU NIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLDY MCLEAR MCLEAR MCLEAR  
PRECIP TYPE SHOWERS NONE NONE NONE  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 90 0 0 0  
TEMP (24H TREND) 17 (-22) 27 (-21) 9 36  
RH % (24H TREND) 100 (0) 25 (-59) 47 34  
20FTWND - AM(MPH) W 20 G48 W 12 G26  
20FTWND - PM(MPH) S 26 G54 W 20 G48 W 20 G48 SW 12 G24  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.57 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 8  
PRECIP BEGIN 6 PM  
PRECIP END 6 AM  
LAL 1 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 3 4 4 4  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL) 7570 5140  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) W 38 W 20  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 249810 87380  
CWR 100 0 0 0  
KBDI <200 <200 <200 <200  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
 

 
 
NHZ021-290900-  
COOS COUNTY-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ERROL, MILLSFIELD, COLEBROOK, BERLIN,  
DUMMER, MILAN, YORK POND, AND LANCASTER  
501 PM EST WED FEB 28 2024  
 
TONIGHT THU THU NIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLDY PCLDY PCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE TSTMS SNOW SHOWERS NONE NONE  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 100 10 0 0  
TEMP (24H TREND) 0 (-35) 16 (-34) 1 36  
RH % (24H TREND) 100 (+2) 32 (-46) 64 46  
20FTWND - AM(MPH) W 23 G62 W 14 G42  
20FTWND - PM(MPH) SW 24 G64 W 23 G61 W 21 G61 SW 13 G33  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.42 0.01 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 6 1  
PRECIP BEGIN 6 PM CONTINUING  
PRECIP END CONTINUING 6 PM  
LAL 2 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 3 3 3 2  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL) 6840 3470  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) W 40 W 20  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 239400 58990  
CWR 100 100 0 0  
KBDI <200 <200 <200 <200  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
 

 
 
NHZ022-290900-  
WHITE MOUNTIANS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF LINCOLN, LITTLETON, THORNTON,  
WATERVILLE VALLEY, WOODSTOCK, JACKSON, NORTH CONWAY, CONWAY,  
AND CRAWFORD NOTCH  
501 PM EST WED FEB 28 2024  
 
TONIGHT THU THU NIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLDY PCLDY PCLDY PCLDY  
PRECIP TYPE TSTMS NONE NONE NONE  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 100 0 0 0  
TEMP (24H TREND) 5 (-32) 23 (-27) 7 40  
RH % (24H TREND) 100 (+2) 25 (-61) 61 39  
20FTWND - AM(MPH) W 23 G59 W 11 G36  
20FTWND - PM(MPH) SW 26 G61 W 23 G59 NW 21 G58 SW 11 G28  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.37 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 5  
PRECIP BEGIN 6 PM  
PRECIP END 4 AM  
LAL 2 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 3 4 3 2  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL) 7850 3960  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) W 41 W 18  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 282600 63360  
CWR 90 0 0 0  
KBDI <200 <200 <200 <200  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
 

 
 
NHZ023-290900-  
CENTRAL LAKES-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF LEBANON, PLYMOUTH, LACONIA, WOLFEBORO,  
ALTON, AND OSSIPEE  
501 PM EST WED FEB 28 2024  
 
TONIGHT THU THU NIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLDY PCLDY MCLEAR MCLEAR  
PRECIP TYPE TSTMS NONE NONE NONE  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 90 0 0 0  
TEMP (24H TREND) 14 (-24) 28 (-24) 13 42  
RH % (24H TREND) 100 (+1) 23 (-59) 57 37  
20FTWND - AM(MPH) W 20 G43 W 11 G24  
20FTWND - PM(MPH) SW 24 G48 W 20 G44 W 18 G42 SW 12 G25  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.18 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 5  
PRECIP BEGIN 6 PM  
PRECIP END 3 AM  
LAL 2 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 3 4 4 3  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL) 8170 4480  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) W 44 W 20  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 310460 76160  
CWR 40 0 0 0  
KBDI <200 <200 <200 <200  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
 

 
 
NHZ024-290900-  
LAKE SUNAPEE AND MONADNOCKS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF CLAREMONT, KEENE, AND JAFFREY  
501 PM EST WED FEB 28 2024  
 
TONIGHT THU THU NIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLDY PCLDY MCLEAR MCLEAR  
PRECIP TYPE TSTMS NONE NONE NONE  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 90 0 0 0  
TEMP (24H TREND) 15 (-28) 28 (-25) 15 44  
RH % (24H TREND) 98 (+2) 25 (-56) 64 37  
20FTWND - AM(MPH) W 19 G41 W 11 G23  
20FTWND - PM(MPH) SW 24 G49 W 20 G44 W 18 G39 SW 12 G23  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.22 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 4  
PRECIP BEGIN 6 PM  
PRECIP END 1 AM  
LAL 2 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 3 4 3 3  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL) 8100 4450  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) W 43 W 22  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 299700 84550  
CWR 70 0 0 0  
KBDI <200 <200 <200 <200  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
 

 
 
NHZ025-290900-  
MERRIMACK VALLEY-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF MANCHESTER, NASHUA, WEARE, AND DERRY  
501 PM EST WED FEB 28 2024  
 
TONIGHT THU THU NIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLDY MCLEAR MCLEAR MCLEAR  
PRECIP TYPE TSTMS NONE NONE NONE  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 90 0 0 0  
TEMP (24H TREND) 20 (-20) 31 (-24) 17 46  
RH % (24H TREND) 96 (0) 23 (-50) 57 35  
20FTWND - AM(MPH) W 19 G41 SW 10 G20  
20FTWND - PM(MPH) SW 21 G42 W 20 G42 W 17 G36 SW 11 G21  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.19 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 4  
PRECIP BEGIN 6 PM  
PRECIP END 3 AM  
LAL 2 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 4 4 4 4  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL) 8660 4790  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) W 43 W 20  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 320420 81430  
CWR 50 0 0 0  
KBDI <200 <200 <200 <200  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
 

 
 
NHZ026-290900-  
SEACOAST-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF PORTSMOUTH, DOVER, HAMPTON, AND EXETER  
501 PM EST WED FEB 28 2024  
 
TONIGHT THU THU NIGHT FRI  
 
CLOUD COVER MCLDY MCLEAR MCLEAR MCLEAR  
PRECIP TYPE SHOWERS NONE NONE NONE  
CHANCE PRECIP (%) 100 0 0 0  
TEMP (24H TREND) 23 (-14) 32 (-26) 18 44  
RH % (24H TREND) 96 (-2) 21 (-45) 52 35  
20FTWND - AM(MPH) W 20 G43 SW 10 G20  
20FTWND - PM(MPH) SW 21 G42 W 21 G44 W 19 G40 SW 10 G21  
PRECIP AMOUNT 0.21 0.00 0.00 0.00  
PRECIP DURATION 5  
PRECIP BEGIN 6 PM  
PRECIP END 3 AM  
LAL 1 1 1 1  
HAINES INDEX 4 5 4 4  
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL) 8930 5020  
TRANSPORT WND (MPH) W 43 W 20  
VENT RATE (KT-FT) 330410 85340  
CWR 60 0 0 0  
KBDI <200 <200 <200 <200  
 
REMARKS...NONE.  
 

 
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. SOUTHWEST  
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. HIGHS IN  
THE MID 40S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. DAYTIME HUMIDITY VALUES  
HIGH.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.  
LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTH WINDS  
AROUND 5 MPH. DAYTIME HUMIDITY VALUES HIGH.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHEAST  
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. HIGHS IN  
THE UPPER 40S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. DAYTIME HUMIDITY VALUES  
HIGH.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS  
IN THE UPPER 30S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. HIGHS IN  
THE LOWER 50S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. DAYTIME HUMIDITY VALUES  
HIGH.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS.  
LOWS IN THE MID 30S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. HIGHS  
IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. DAYTIME HUMIDITY  
VALUES MODERATE.  
   
OUTLOOK 8 TO 14 DAYS
 
 
TEMPERATURES ABOVE NORMAL. PRECIPITATION ABOVE NORMAL.  
 

 
 
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