Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Eureka, CA

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SPOT FORECAST FOR NICKOWITZ...US FOREST SERVICE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
543 AM PDT TUE SEP 1 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 0514 PDT ON SEPTEMBER 01.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...MID LEVEL DRY AIR HAS MOVED INTO THE AREA...HOWEVER
THUS FAR THE DRIEST AIR HAS REMAINED ABOVE 4000 FT. STILL...AT
LEAST A PORTION OF THIS DRY AIR CAUSED RH VALUES TO FALL ALONG THE
HIGHER ELEVATIONS OVERNIGHT...AND WHILE RH VALUES HAVE SURGED
SLIGHTLY THIS MORNING ALONG AREA RIDGES THEY ARE EXPECTED TO DROP
AGAIN THROUGH THE DAY. ELEVATIONS ABOVE 3000 FT WILL SEE THE
LOWEST RH VALUES THIS AFTERNOON...LIKELY RANGING FROM AROUND 25
PERCENT TO PERHAPS AS LOW AS 10 PERCENT NEAR THE HIGHEST PEAKS AND
RIDGELINES. EXPECT BETTER RH VALUES IN THE VALLEYS...LIKELY
SIMILAR TO THE NUMBERS SEEN YESTERDAY IF NOT SLIGHTLY LOWER.

MOIST CONDITIONS WILL RETURN BRIEFLY TONIGHT AS ANOTHER WEAKENING
FRONT IMPACTS THE NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA COAST...POTENTIALLY
BRINGING VERY LIGHT RAIN TO THE AREA ALTHOUGH WETTING RAIN
CONTINUES TO APPEAR UNLIKELY. AFTER THE FRONT MOVES THROUGH
TOMORROW...DRY AIR ALONG RIDGES AND MORE MOIST CONDITIONS IN THE
VALLEYS WILL BE A COMMON THEME THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE
WEEK...AND TEMPERATURES WILL ONCE AGAIN DROP TO WELL BELOW NORMAL
VALUES THROUGH SATURDAY. TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO DROP WELL
BELOW NORMAL TOMORROW THROUGH SATURDAY...WITH WARMING TEMPERATURES
EXPECTED SUNDAY AND BEYOND. EXPECT A PERSISTENT WIND
PATTERN...WITH LIGHT NW ONSHORE FLOW DURING THE AFTERNOONS AND
LIGHT NE OFFSHORE FLOW OVERNIGHT. A SLIGHT UPTICK IN WINDS CAN BE
EXPECTED BY FRIDAY...ALONG WITH INCREASING NOCTURNAL OFFSHORE FLOW
OVER THE WEEKEND.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....66 TO 78. HIGHEST TEMPS IN VALLEYS.
MIN HUMIDITY........35 TO 45 PERCENT IN VALLEYS.
                    10 TO 25 PERCENT ABOVE 3000 FT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....NORTH 2 TO 5 MPH...SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 4
                    TO 7 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
SURROUNDING RIDGE...NORTH 2 TO 7 MPH...SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 4 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
                    SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....53 TO 58.
MAX HUMIDITY........75 TO 95 PERCENT. HIGHEST VALUES IN VALLEYS.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....NORTH WINDS 3 TO 6 MPH.
SURROUNDING RIDGE...NORTH WINDS 4 TO 9 MPH
LAL.................1.
CWR.................6 PERCENT.

.WEDNESDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
                    SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....62 TO 72. HIGHEST TEMPS IN VALLEYS.
MIN HUMIDITY........40 TO 50 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....BECOMING NORTHWEST 3 TO 8 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
SURROUNDING RIDGE...BECOMING NORTHWEST 4 TO 11 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON
LAL.................1.
CWR.................6 PERCENT.

$$
FORECASTER...CHARBONEAU
REQUESTED BY...STEVE SCHUMACHER
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150901.NICKO.01/EKA



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