Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Great Falls, MT

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SPOT FORECAST FOR FOX CREEK RESCUE...GALLATIN SAR
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
813 PM MST WED DEC 24 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON INCIDENT TIME OF 1943 MST ON DECEMBER 24.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...
MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE OVERNIGHT IN THE SAR AREA. THE
GREATEST INTENSITY IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR BETWEEN 9 PM MST AND 3 AM
MST...CAUSING SIGNIFICANT MOUNTAIN OBSCURATION. A COLD FRONT WILL
ALSO MOVE THROUGH THE AREA BY 10 PM MST...WHICH WILL SHIFT THE
GUSTING WINDS FROM SOUTHERLY TO NORTHERLY. OVERALL...SNOW AND WIND
WILL DECREASE DURING THE DAY ON CHRISTMAS...AND FLIGHT CONDITIONS
WILL IMPROVE TO AT LEAST MVFR THROUGH THE LATE MORNING AND INTO THE
AFTERNOON.
COULSTON


.REST OF TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SNOW. MOUNTAIN OBSCURATION.
CWR.................100%.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....14-19.
MAX HUMIDITY........95-100 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH
                    SHIFTING TO THE NORTHEAST BY 10 PM MST.
RIDGE TOP WIND......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH
                    SHIFTING TO THE NORTHEAST BY 10 PM MST.

.CHRISTMAS DAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SNOW SHOWERS DECREASING THROUGHOUT THE
                    DAY. MOUNTAIN OBSCURATION IN THE MORNING...BUT
                    CONDITIONS IMPROVING IN THE AFTERNOON.
CWR.................100%.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....18-23.
MIN HUMIDITY........65-70 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
RIDGE TOP WIND......NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS TO 25 MPH IN
                    THE MORNING.

$$
FORECASTER...COULSTON
REQUESTED BY...KATHI GREGOIRE
TYPE OF REQUEST...SAR
.TAG 20141224.FOXCR.01/TFX





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