Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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Spot Forecast for RAVEN FIRE...BLM
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
1136 PM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017

Forecast is based on request time of 0800 MDT on September 20.
If conditions become unrepresentative...contact the National Weather
Service.

.DISCUSSION...Elevated southwesterly winds will begin by late
morning with gusts up to 35 mph in the afternoon. Not anticipating
much of a break overnight tonight as winds aloft increase even
further. Thursday is expected to be the windiest day of the week
ahead of a strong cold front that will pass by the Raven fire on
Friday. No precipitation is expected at the fire site until
Friday.

.WEDNESDAY...

Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20%).
Max temperature.....72-77 F.
Min humidity........17-22%.
Wind (20 ft)........Southeast winds 5 to 8 MPH, increasing to southwest
                    15 to 20 MPH by late morning and gusts up to 35 mph
                    developing in the afternoon.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor (6000 knot-ft), increasing to excellent.
Haines Index........3 very low.
LAL.................1.
Mixing height.......3100 ft AGL, increasing to 8500 ft AGL in the
                    afternoon.
Transport winds.....Southwest 15 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30%).
Min temperature.....49-54 F.
Max humidity........44-49%.
Wind (20 ft)........Breezy. Southwest winds 20 MPH with gusts up to
                    35 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent, decreasing to poor (9000-10000
                    knot-ft) overnight.
Haines Index........3 very low.
LAL.................1.
Mixing height.......8000 ft AGL, decreasing to 500 ft AGL after
                    midnight.
Transport winds.....Southwest 20 MPH.

.THURSDAY...

Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30%).
Max temperature.....72-77 F.
Min humidity........15-20%.
Wind (20 ft)........Southwest winds 15 to 25 MPH with gusts up to 45
                    mph developing in the mid-afternoon.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor (31000 knot-ft), increasing to
                    excellent.
Haines Index........3 very low.
LAL.................1.
Mixing height.......4900 ft AGL, increasing to 9300 ft AGL in the
                    afternoon.
Transport winds.....Southwest 30 MPH.

$$
Forecaster...Julie Malingowski
Requested by...Aimee Huff
Type of request...WILDFIRE
.TAG 1716050.0/GJT
.EMAIL craiginteragency@gmail.com



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