Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Billings, MT

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SPOT FORECAST FOR ARDEN...USFS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
630 AM MDT TUE JUL 26 2016

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 0611 MDT ON JULY 26.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...
A SERIES OF WEATHER DISTURBANCES WILL MOVE ACROSS THE FIRE
TODAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY BRINGING ISOLATED TO SCATTERED SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH WEDNESDAY. IT WILL BE
COOLER BOTH DAYS WITH HIGHS IN THE 60S TO LOWER 70S. RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES WILL BE IN THE LOWER TO MID 20S TODAY...UPPER 60S
TO LOWER 70S TONIGHT AND IN THE MID TO UPPER 30S ON WEDNESDAY.
WINDS WILL BE NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH TODAY AND NORTHEAST 5 TO 10
MPH TONIGHT. ON WEDNESDAY...DOWNSLOPE/DOWN-VALLEY WINDS AROUND
5 MPH IN THE MORNING WILL BECOME NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH IN THE
AFTERNOON.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
CWR.................18 PERCENT.
LAL.................3...9 TO 15 STRIKES/15 MIN/CELL.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....68-73.
MIN HUMIDITY........21-26 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........
 SLOPE/VALLEY.......NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC
                    WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
 RIDGETOP...........WEST 5 TO 15 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300 FT AGL IN THE MORNING INCREASING TO 12100
                    FT AGL IN THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING WINDS........WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........4.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS.
CWR.................35 PERCENT.
LAL.................3...9 TO 15 STRIKES/15 MIN/CELL.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....48-53.
MAX HUMIDITY........68-73 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........
 SLOPE/VALLEY.......NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC
                    WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
 RIDGETOP...........WEST 5 TO 15 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......12100 FT AGL IN THE EVENING DECREASING TO 300
                    FT AGL OVERNIGHT.
MIXING WINDS........WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED
                    SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
CWR.................36 PERCENT.
LAL.................3...9 TO 15 STRIKES/15 MIN/CELL.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....64-69.
MIN HUMIDITY........34-39 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........
 SLOPE/VALLEY.......DOWNSLOPE/DOWN-VALLEY WINDS AROUND 5 MPH
                    IN THE MORNING...BECOMING NORTHEAST 5 TO 10 MPH
                    IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS
                    EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
 RIDGETOP...........WEST 5 TO 15 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300 FT AGL IN THE MORNING INCREASING TO 10900
                    FT AGL IN THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING WINDS........WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........4.

$$
FORECASTER...ARTHUR
REQUESTED BY...ARDEN IC BENOIT
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20160726.ARDEN.01/BYZ



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