Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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Spot Forecast for Ashley NF Piles/Red Cloud Loop...USFS
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
954 AM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017

Forecast is based on ignition time of 1000 MDT on September 19.
If conditions become unrepresentative...contact the National Weather
Service.

.DISCUSSION...
A few showers will pass through the burn area this afternoon as a
strong jet stream moves west to east aloft. Very low chances of any
wetting rains today before showers end this evening. The main story
will be the winds which will be strong out of the southwest. Winds
will die down overnight and should be relatively light in the early
morning hours over the burn location. Winds will increase again later
Wednesday morning however they will not be as strong in the afternoon
on Wednesday as they were on Tuesday. Clearing index of 1050 expected
by noon, lasting through the afternoon.

.TODAY...

Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40%). Isolated showers.
Max temperature.....50-55 F.
Min humidity........34-39%.
Wind (20 ft)........Windy. Southwest winds 25 MPH with gusts up to
                    40 mph.
Haines Index........3 very low.
Clearing Index......1050.

.TONIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20%).
Min temperature.....31-36 F.
Max humidity........55-60%.
Wind (20 ft)........West winds 17 MPH with gusts up to 30 mph,
                    diminishing to 5 MPH after midnight.
Haines Index........2 very low.
Clearing Index......1050, decreasing to 150 after midnight.

.WEDNESDAY...

Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10%), then becoming partly cloudy
                    (30-40%).
Max temperature.....56-61 F.
Min humidity........32-37%.
Wind (20 ft)........Southwest winds 10 MPH. Gusts up to 20 mph in
                    the afternoon.
Haines Index........2 very low.
Clearing Index......700 by 9 AM, increasing to 1050 after noon.

$$
Forecaster...Mike Charnick
Requested by...Brodie Wilson
Type of request...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 1716028.0/GJT
.EMAIL bdwilson@fs.fed.us



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