Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
Issued by NWS Caribou, ME

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR EASTERN AND NORTHERN MAINE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CARIBOU ME
310 AM EDT THU MAY 7 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT
THIS EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...
ANOTHER DRY DAY IS EXPECTED LATER TODAY INTO EARLY THIS EVENING
WITH SUNSHINE MIXED WITH PATCHY ALTOCUMULUS CLOUDS. THE SURFACE
PRESSURE GRADIENT WILL BE LIGHT... HOWEVER...WINDS ALOFT WILL
REMAIN STRONG AND DEEP MIXING UP TO 7500 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL
WILL RESULT IN SOME GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS IN THE AFTERNOON. THIS
APPEARS TO BE THE LAST CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER DAY IN THIS LATEST
SERIES...WITH DAYTIME HUMIDITY EXPECTED TO INCREASE FRIDAY INTO
SATURDAY WITH SHOWERS ACROSS NORTHERN AREAS AS WINDS BECOME LIGHTER
FROM THE SOUTHEAST AND THEN SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST...BRINGING MORE
MOIST AIR FROM THE ATLANTIC OCEAN.

MEZ001-003-004-010-080000-
NORTHWEST AROOSTOOK-NORTHERN SOMERSET-NORTHERN PISCATAQUIS-
CENTRAL PISCATAQUIS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALLAGASH...CLAYTON LAKE...MADAWASKA...
FORT KENT...FRENCHVILLE...BAKER LAKE...BILLY-JACK DEPOT...
BAXTER ST PARK...CHAMBERLAIN LAKE...CHURCHILL DAM...
MOUNT KATAHDIN...GREENVILLE...MONSON...BLANCHARD
310 AM EDT THU MAY 7 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT
THIS EVENING...

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         SHOWERS      SHOWERS
PRECIP CHC (%)        0            20           40
MAX/MIN TEMP          68           40           61
MIN/MAX RH %          21           61           38
20FTWND/AM(MPH)       NW 11 G23                 LGT/VAR
20FTWND/PM(MPH)       NW 14 G27    N  5 G18     SE  6
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.01         0.03
PRECIP DURATION                    1            2
PRECIP BEGIN                       1 AM         CONTINUING
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   CONTINUING
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    7930                      4830
TRANSPORT WND (KTS)   NW 23                     S 13
VENT RATE (KT-FT)     170690                    60560
DISPERSION            EXCELLENT                 GOOD
LAL                   1            1            1
HAINES INDEX          5            4            3

REMARKS...NONE.

$$

MEZ002-005-006-080000-
NORTHEAST AROOSTOOK-NORTHERN PENOBSCOT-SOUTHEAST AROOSTOOK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PRESQUE ISLE...CARIBOU...VAN BUREN...
MARS HILL...MILLINOCKET...EAST MILLINOCKET...PATTEN...MEDWAY...
HOULTON...HODGDON...SHERMAN...SMYRNA MILLS
310 AM EDT THU MAY 7 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT
THIS EVENING...

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI

CLOUD COVER           PCLDY        PCLDY        MCLDY
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         SHOWERS      SHOWERS
PRECIP CHC (%)        0            20           50
MAX/MIN TEMP          69           39           57
MIN/MAX RH %          19           61           38
20FTWND/AM(MPH)       NW  9 G19                 LGT/VAR
20FTWND/PM(MPH)       NW 13 G22    NE  5        SE  5
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.01         0.04
PRECIP DURATION                    1            2
PRECIP BEGIN                       1 AM         CONTINUING
PRECIP END                         CONTINUING   CONTINUING
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    7990                      4150
TRANSPORT WND (KTS)   NW 24                     SE 13
VENT RATE (KT-FT)     196710                    56250
DISPERSION            EXCELLENT                 GOOD
LAL                   1            1            1
HAINES INDEX          5            4            3

REMARKS...NONE.

$$

MEZ011-015>017-031-032-080000-
CENTRAL PENOBSCOT-SOUTHERN PENOBSCOT-INTERIOR HANCOCK-
CENTRAL WASHINGTON-SOUTHERN PISCATAQUIS-NORTHERN WASHINGTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LINCOLN...HOWLAND...SPRINGFIELD...
BANGOR...BREWER...ORONO...OLD TOWN...AMHERST...AURORA...DEDHAM...
EASTBROOK...GREAT POND...ORLAND...DEBLOIS...GRAND LAKE STREAM...
MEDDYBEMPS...PEMBROKE...PERRY...PRINCETON...DOVER-FOXCROFT...
MILO...GUILFORD...DANFORTH...VANCEBORO...TOPSFIELD
310 AM EDT THU MAY 7 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT
THIS EVENING...

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       PCLDY        PCLDY
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE
PRECIP CHC (%)        0            0            0
MAX/MIN TEMP          75           42           61
MIN/MAX RH %          21           65           35
20FTWND/AM(MPH)       NW  7                     LGT/VAR
20FTWND/PM(MPH)       NW 12 G19    N  5         SE  6
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00
PRECIP DURATION
PRECIP BEGIN
PRECIP END
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    8250                      4330
TRANSPORT WND (KTS)   NW 24                     SE 14
VENT RATE (KT-FT)     209850                    65000
DISPERSION            EXCELLENT                 GOOD
LAL                   1            1            1
HAINES INDEX          5            4            3

REMARKS...NONE.

$$

MEZ029-030-080000-
COASTAL HANCOCK-COASTAL WASHINGTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ELLSWORTH...BAR HARBOR...BLUE HILL...
EASTPORT...MACHIAS...CHERRYFIELD
310 AM EDT THU MAY 7 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 8 PM EDT
THIS EVENING...

                      TODAY        TONIGHT      FRI

CLOUD COVER           MCLEAR       PCLDY        PCLDY
PRECIP TYPE           NONE         NONE         NONE
PRECIP CHC (%)        0            0            0
MAX/MIN TEMP          73           43           55
MIN/MAX RH %          25           79           46
20FTWND/AM(MPH)       NW  7                     E  6
20FTWND/PM(MPH)       NW 10 G18    NW  5        SE  7
PRECIP AMOUNT         0.00         0.00         0.00
PRECIP DURATION
PRECIP BEGIN
PRECIP END
MIXING HGT(FT-AGL)    8150                      3520
TRANSPORT WND (KTS)   NW 23                     SE 21
VENT RATE (KT-FT)     197090                    73910
DISPERSION            EXCELLENT                 GOOD
LAL                   1            1            1
HAINES INDEX          5            5            3

REMARKS...NONE.

$$

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTHEAST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE
MID 60S. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
PATCHY DRIZZLE. AREAS OF FOG. WARMER. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S.
SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTHWEST
WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. COOLER. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...CLOUDY WITH RAIN LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.
EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...CLOUDY WITH RAIN LIKELY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN
THE MID 40S. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE
MID 50S. WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

.OUTLOOK 8 TO 14 DAYS...
TEMPERATURES ABOVE NORMAL AND PRECIPITATION BELOW NORMAL.

$$

VJN



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