686  
FNUS74 KLCH 192027  
FWSLCH  
 
SPOT FORECAST FOR CAL C-371...US FOREST SERVICE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAKE CHARLES LA  
327 PM CDT FRI APR 19 2024  
 
FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 0900 CDT ON APRIL 20.  
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE.  
 
PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE AT (337) 477-5285, IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS  
OR CONCERNS WITH THIS FORECAST.  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
A LINGERING STATIONARY BOUNDARY OVER CENTRAL LOUISIANA MAY RESULT  
IN A FEW LIGHT SHOWERS IN THE MORNING, WITH TOTALS GENERALLY LESS  
THAN 0.05". RAIN CHANCES INCREASE MARKEDLY AFTER 5 TO 6 PM AS A  
COLD FRONT AND LOW PRESSURE MOVE DOWN INTO THE REGION. WIDESPREAD  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE ANTICIPATED WITH TURBULENT WINDS  
POSSIBLE IN AND AROUND THUNDERSTORMS. RAINFALL TOTALS OF 0.50 TO  
1.50 INCHES IS POSSIBLE FROM SATURDAY INTO SUNDAY MORNING.  
 
THERE IS A LESS THAN 10 PERCENT CHANCE OF FOG THE MORNING OF  
04/21/24.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (80-90 PERCENT). PATCHY FOG LATE  
IN THE MORNING. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 74.  
MIN HUMIDITY........64 PERCENT.  
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....NORTHEAST WINDS UP TO 7 MPH.  
WIND (20 FT)........NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 9 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC  
WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
MIXING HEIGHT (M)...335-671 METERS AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS M/S.NORTHEAST 4 TO 6 METERS/SECOND.  
 
TIME (CDT) 9AM 10A 11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM  
SKY (%).........89 89 81 79 87 84 84 80 87  
WEATHER COV.....PTY SCH SCH  
WEATHER TYPE....FOG RW RW  
TSTM COV........ SCH SCH  
TEMP............65 68 69 70 71 71 72 70 69  
RH..............93 84 78 76 71 71 64 68 68  
20 FT WIND DIR..NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE  
20 FT WIND SPD..5 6 6 7 8 8 8 8 9  
20 FT WIND GUST.9 10 10 13 13 14 15 15 17  
EYE LVL WND DIR.NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE  
EYE LVL WND SPD.4 4 4 5 5 5 6 6 7  
EYE LVL WND GST.5 6 6 8 8 8 9 9 10  
MIX HGT (KM)....0.3 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.6 0.6 0.6  
TRANS WIND DIR..NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE  
TRANS SPD (M/S).4 4 4 4 4 4 5 6 6  
   
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY (85-95 PERCENT). RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY IN  
THE EVENING. CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH  
THE NIGHT. RAIN SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 51.  
MAX HUMIDITY........100 PERCENT.  
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....NORTHEAST WINDS 6 TO 8 MPH.  
WIND (20 FT)........NORTHEAST WINDS 8 TO 12 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC  
WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE  
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS  
EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 3 AM.  
MIXING HEIGHT (M)...366-457 METERS AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS M/S.NORTHEAST 6 TO 7 METERS/SECOND.  
 
TIME (CDT) 6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM 10P 11P MID 1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM  
SKY (%).........90 91 91 90 89 87 89 91 90 89 88 88  
WEATHER COV.....CHC LKY LKY LKY LKY LKY LKY DEF DEF DEF DEF DEF  
WEATHER TYPE....RW RW RW RW RW RW RW RW RW RW RW RW  
TSTM COV........CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC SCH SCH  
TEMP............68 65 63 61 60 58 58 57 56 54 53 52  
RH..............68 73 78 81 84 86 86 90 90 96 96 100  
20 FT WIND DIR..NE NE NE NE NE NE N N N NE NE NE  
20 FT WIND SPD..10 12 10 10 10 8 8 8 8 9 10 12  
20 FT WIND GUST.18 20 20 18 18 16 16 16 17 17 18 20  
EYE LVL WND DIR.NE NE NE NE NE NE N N N NE NE NE  
EYE LVL WND SPD.8 8 8 8 8 6 6 6 6 7 8 8  
EYE LVL WND GST.11 12 12 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 11 12  
MIX HGT (KM)....0.5 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4  
TRANS WIND DIR..NE NE NE NE NE NE NE N NE NE NE NE  
TRANS SPD (M/S).7 6 7 7 7 6 7 7 7 7 7 7  
   
SUNDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING  
MOSTLY SUNNY (40-50 PERCENT). RAIN SHOWERS  
EARLY IN THE MORNING. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN  
THE MORNING.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 62.  
MIN HUMIDITY........60 PERCENT.  
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....NORTH WINDS 8 TO 11 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 17  
MPH.  
WIND (20 FT)........NORTHEAST WINDS 12 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO  
AROUND 29 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED  
NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.  
MIXING HEIGHT (M)...396-914 METERS AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS M/S.NORTHEAST 7 TO 10 METERS/SECOND.  
 
TIME (CDT) 6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM 10A 11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM  
SKY (%).........88 88 89 91 92 91 89 88 79 71 62 47  
WEATHER COV.....DEF CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC  
WEATHER TYPE....RW RW RW RW RW RW RW  
TSTM COV........SCH SCH SCH SCH SCH SCH SCH  
TEMP............52 51 52 53 54 55 57 58 59 59 60 60  
RH..............96 100 96 93 90 83 77 72 67 67 62 62  
20 FT WIND DIR..N N N NE NE NE NE NE NE N N N  
20 FT WIND SPD..12 13 14 14 15 15 14 14 14 14 14 14  
20 FT WIND GUST.21 22 24 26 29 28 28 26 26 25 25 24  
EYE LVL WND DIR.N N N NE NE NE NE NE NE N N N  
EYE LVL WND SPD.8 9 10 10 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10  
EYE LVL WND GST.13 13 14 16 17 17 17 16 16 15 15 14  
MIX HGT (KM)....0.4 0.4 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9  
TRANS WIND DIR..NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE  
TRANS SPD (M/S).7 7 7 8 9 9 10 10 10 10 9 9  
 

 
FORECASTER...DENSON/CALHOUN  
REQUESTED BY...BRIAN GIDCUMB  
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED  
.TAG 2411423.0/LCH  
.DELDT 04/19/24  
.FORMATTERVERSION 2.0.0  
.EMAIL BRIAN.GIDCUMB@USDA.GOV  
 
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