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SPOT FORECAST FOR POWDERHORN...GILA NATIONAL FOREST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
1235 PM MDT TUE JUL 21 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1218 MDT ON JULY 21.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...
CLOUDS ARE BEGINNING TO BUILD UP OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN WEST OF
MIMBRES AS WELL AS THE BLACK RANGE. EXPECT ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
TO DEVELOP IN THE NEXT HOUR.  WINDS WILL GENERALLY BE LIGHT AND
VARIABLE...BUT STRONGER AND MORE ERRATIC IN AND AROUND THUNDER-
STORMS AND OUTFLOW.  OVERNIGHT RH RECOVERY WILL BE EXCELLENT WITH
LIGHT WESTERLY WINDS PREVAILING.  EXPECT AN NEAR-REPEAT TOMORROW
WITH REGARDS TO LIGHT WINDS AND SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                    MOSTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT). SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING BEFORE 2 PM.
CWR.................70 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....78-83.
MIN HUMIDITY........29-34 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST 5 TO 7 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3300-4700 FT AGL INCREASING TO 7600-8900 FT
                    AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 7 KNOTS.
VENT RATE...........MAX 62,300 KNOT-FEET (GOOD)

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT). ISOLATED SHOWERS
                    AND THUNDERSTORMS.
CWR.................20 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....58-63.
MAX HUMIDITY........59-64 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST 5 TO 8 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT). ISOLATED SHOWERS
                    AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN
                    SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
CWR.................30 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....80-85.
MIN HUMIDITY........24-29 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST 5 TO 9 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......5100-6600 FT AGL INCREASING TO 7200-7700 FT AGL
                    LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 4 KNOTS.
VENT RATE...........MAX 30,800 KNOT-FEET (POOR)

$$
FORECASTER...HARDIMAN
REQUESTED BY...IC
REASON FOR REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150721.POWDE.01/EPZ



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