099  
FNUS74 KMAF 170624  
FWSMAF  
 
SPOT FORECAST FOR RAWHIDE FIRE...USFS  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIDLAND/ODESSA TX  
124 AM CDT SAT AUG 17 2019  
 
FORECAST IS BASED ON FORECAST START TIME OF 0700 MDT ON AUGUST 17.  
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE.  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
MOSTLY CLEAR TO PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES ARE EXPECTED WITH NO RAIN OR  
STORMS. THE HIGH TEMPERATURE TODAY WILL BE AROUND 94 DEGREES WITH  
A MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF AROUND 15 PERCENT. WINDS WILL  
GENERALLY BE OUT OF THE WEST AROUND 10 TO 12 MPH TODAY AND WILL  
WEAKEN SLIGHTLY OVERNIGHT TO AROUND 9 MPH. A NORTHERLY WIND SHIFT  
IS POSSIBLE MID SUNDAY MORNING. MAXIMUM RH TONIGHT WILL BE AROUND  
34 PERCENT WITH A LOW TEMPERATURE OF 70 DEGREES. MINIMUM RH SUNDAY  
OF AROUND 15 PERCENT IS EXPECTED WITH A HIGH TEMPERATURE OF 95  
DEGREES.  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT).  
LAL.................NO TSTMS.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 94.  
MIN HUMIDITY........15 PERCENT.  
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 7 TO 12 MPH.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......8600 FT AGL INCREASING TO 13700 FT AGL IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 9 MPH.  
HAINES INDEX........3 TO 5 OR VERY LOW TO MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR  
LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.  
CHANCE OF PCPN......0 PERCENT.  
 
TIME (MDT) 7 AM 9 AM 11 AM 1 PM 3 PM  
SKY COVER.......MCLEAR MCLEAR MCLEAR MCLEAR PCLDY  
WEATHER COV.....  
WEATHER TYPE....NONE NONE NONE NONE NONE  
TSTM COV........  
CHC OF PCPN (%).0 0 0 0 0  
LAL.............1 1 1 1 1  
TEMP............70 81 88 93 94  
RH..............49 34 24 19 17  
20 FT WIND DIR..SW SW W W SW  
20 FT WIND SPD..12 12 12 11 10  
20 FT WIND GUST.  
MIX HGT (FT)....BLW100 1400 8600 13100 13100  
TRANSP WIND DIR.SW W SW SW SW  
TRANSP WIND SPD.10 12 7 7 9  
HAINES INDEX....5 4 4 3 5  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (20-30 PERCENT).  
LAL.................NO TSTMS.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 70.  
MAX HUMIDITY........34 PERCENT.  
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS 6 TO 11 MPH.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......3900 FT AGL DECREASING TO 0 FT AGL IN THE LATE  
EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 7 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST  
OVERNIGHT.  
HAINES INDEX........4 TO 5 OR LOW TO MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE  
PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.  
CHANCE OF PCPN......10 PERCENT.  
 
TIME (MDT) 5 PM 8 PM 11 PM 2 AM  
SKY COVER.......PCLDY MCLEAR MCLEAR MCLEAR  
WEATHER COV.....  
WEATHER TYPE....NONE NONE NONE NONE  
TSTM COV........  
CHC OF PCPN (%).0 10 10 10  
LAL.............1 1 1 1  
TEMP............93 85 77 74  
RH..............16 20 26 29  
20 FT WIND DIR..W SW SW SW  
20 FT WIND SPD..11 9 9 9  
20 FT WIND GUST.  
MIX HGT (FT)....13800 3900 BLW100 100  
TRANSP WIND DIR.W W SW W  
TRANSP WIND SPD.8 8 6 5  
HAINES INDEX....5 5 4 4  
   
SUNDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT).  
LAL.................NO TSTMS.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 95.  
MIN HUMIDITY........15 PERCENT.  
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......8200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 12300 FT AGL IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 6 MPH.  
HAINES INDEX........3 TO 4 OR VERY LOW TO LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE  
PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.  
CHANCE OF PCPN......10 PERCENT.  
 
TIME (MDT) 5 AM 8 AM 11 AM 2 PM  
SKY COVER.......MCLEAR PCLDY PCLDY PCLDY  
WEATHER COV.....  
WEATHER TYPE....NONE NONE NONE NONE  
TSTM COV........  
CHC OF PCPN (%).10 0 0 0  
LAL.............1 1 1 1  
TEMP............70 78 90 94  
RH..............33 29 19 16  
20 FT WIND DIR..SW W NW NW  
20 FT WIND SPD..10 9 9 9  
20 FT WIND GUST.  
MIX HGT (FT)....BLW100 400 8200 12100  
TRANSP WIND DIR.SW W SW SW  
TRANSP WIND SPD.8 1 1 5  
HAINES INDEX....4 3 3 3  
 

 
FORECASTER...SCHULDT  
REQUESTED BY...RYAN COLEMAN  
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE  
.TAG 1913640.7/MAF  
.DELDT 08/17/19  
.FORMATTERVERSION 1.0.26  
 
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