Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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SPOT FORECAST FOR SOUTH CLE ELUM RIDGE  SNAG CANYON...IMT3 MIZER
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
854 PM PDT TUE AUG 26 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 2125 MDT ON AUGUST 26.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...
A FLAT UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL GRADUALLY BREAK DOWN INTO FRIDAY WITH
A SERIES OF WEAK SYSTEMS PASSING NORTH OF THE AREA.  MAIN IMPACT WILL
BE AN INCREASE IN THE PRESSURE GRADIENT ALONG THE CASCADES RESULTING
IN GUSTY AFTERNOON AND EVENING WINDS EXCEPT FOR THE NORTH-SOUTH
SHELTERED VALLEYS ON THE SNAG CANYON FIRE.  A STRONGER WEATHER SYSTEM
WILL PASSING THROUGH ON SATURDAY BRINGING COOLER TEMPERATURES AND
HIGHER HUMIDITIES AS WELL AS A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.

.WEDNESDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....2500-4000 FEET: 76-81 4000-5000 FEET: 71-76.
MIN HUMIDITY........27-32 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH IN THE MORNING
                    BECOMING WEST 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.  EXCEPT IN NORTH-SOUTH DRAINAGES ON
                    SNAG CANYON WINDS TERRAIN DRIVEN 3 TO 7 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....51-56.
MAX HUMIDITY........83-93 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH...EXCEPT
                    SNAG CANYON NORTH-SOUTH DRAINAGES WITH
                    DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY WIND 3 TO 7 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.

.THURSDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....2500-4000 FEET: 69-74 4000-5000 FEET: 64-69.
MIN HUMIDITY........28-33 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 3 TO 7 MPH IN THE MORNING
                    BECOMING WEST 6 TO 12 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.  EXCEPT IN NORTH-SOUTH DRAINAGES ON
                    SNAG CANYON WINDS TERRAIN DRIVEN 3 TO 7 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.

$$
FORECASTER...JW
REQUESTED BY...PLANNING SECTION CHIEF
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20140826.SOUTH.01/OTX



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