Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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SPOT FORECAST FOR WEST RIM PINES RX...BLM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
257 PM MDT WED APR 16 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1100 MDT ON APRIL 17.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...
WEAK HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE REGION THURSDAY. SOUTHWEST FLOW
INCREASES ON FRIDAY ALLOWING TEMPERATURES TO ADJUST TO ABOUT 5 DEGREES
WARMER THAN THURSDAY. THE FIRST DECENT (>15%) CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION
IS ON FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY AFTERNOON. AN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM
IS POSSIBLE BUT NOT LIKELY THESE DAYS.

.THURSDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40%) THEN BECOMING MOSTLY
                    SUNNY (20-30%).
MAX TEMPERATURE.....53-58 F.
MIN HUMIDITY........19-24%.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR (52100 KNOT-FT).
HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
LAL.................1.
MIXING HEIGHT.......7300 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 5 MPH.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20%).
MIN TEMPERATURE.....40-45 F.
MAX HUMIDITY........37-42%.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 5 MPH INCREASING TO 14 MPH AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR (12400 KNOT-FT).
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
LAL.................1.
MIXING HEIGHT.......7600 FT AGL DECREASING TO 700 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 10 MPH INCREASING TO 21 MPH AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT.

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60%) THEN BECOMING MOSTLY
                    CLOUDY (70-80%).
MAX TEMPERATURE.....58-63 F.
MIN HUMIDITY........16-21%.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 MPH. GUSTS TO 25 MPH IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR (46300 KNOT-FT) INCREASING TO EXCELLENT
                    (268100 KNOT-FT).
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
LAL.................1.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 12400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 25 MPH.

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FORECASTER...JULIE MALINGOWSKI
REQUESTED BY...BRAD PIETRUSZKA
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20140417.WESTR.01/GJT



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