Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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SPOT FORECAST FOR DUNCAN...USFS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
558 AM PDT TUE SEP 2 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 2127 PDT ON SEPTEMBER 01.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...

A STRONG COLD FRONT IS EXPECTED TO PASS OVER THE FIRE BETWEEN 1500
AND 1700 LATE THIS AFTERNOON LEADING TO GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS AND A
SLIGHT CHANCE SHOWERS ESPECIALLY ON THE RIDGES. PRESSURE GRADIENTS
WILL WEAKEN THROUGH THE DAY ON WEDNESDAY WITH WINDS BECOMING LIGHT
BY WEDNESDAY EVENING. HIGH PRESSURE WILL ARRIVE LATE IN THE WEEK...
WITH WARMER AND DRIER CONDITIONS ALONG WITH WEAKER TERRAIN DRIVEN
WINDS. THIS RIDGE LOOKS TO BREAK DOWN LATE SUNDAY INTO MONDAY WITH
A RETURN OF NEAR NORMAL TEMPERATURES AND BREEZY WESTERLY WINDS.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
CWR.................16 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....RIDGE TOP...60.
                    VALLEY BOTTOM...68.
MIN HUMIDITY........RIDGE TOP...47 PERCENT.
                    VALLEY BOTTOM...39 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........VALLEYS/MID SLOPES...NORTHWEST WINDS 2 TO
                    4 MPH IN THE MORNING...BECOMING UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY
                    3 TO 7 MPH AFTER 1100. WINDS SHIFTING TO
                    NORTHWEST AND INCREASING TO 17 TO 24 MPH WITH
                    GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH AFTER 1500.
                    RIDGE TOPS...NORTHWEST WINDS 6 TO 10 MPH WITH
                    GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE MORNING AND EARLY
                    AFTERNOON...INCREASING TO 24 TO 30 MPH WITH
                    GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH AFTER 1500.
MIXING HEIGHT.......INCREASING TO 5200-5800 FT AGL AFTER 1100.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST-NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
                    ISOLATED SHOWERS.
CWR.................20 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 47.
MAX HUMIDITY........70 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........VALLEYS/MID SLOPES...NORTHWEST 17 TO 24 MPH WITH
                    GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH IN THE EVENING. WINDS
                    DECREASING TO 12 TO 17 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25
                    MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
                    RIDGE TOPS...NORTHWEST WINDS 24 TO 30 MPH WITH
                    GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH IN THE EVENING. WIND GUSTS
                    DECREASING TO UP TO 40 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......DECREASING TO 1300-2200 FT AGL IN THE LATE
                    EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.

.WEDNESDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....RIDGE TOP...63.
                    VALLEY BOTTOM...71.
MIN HUMIDITY........29-33 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........VALLEYS/MID SLOPES...NORTHWEST 7 TO 12 MPH WITH
                    GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH.
                    RIDGE TOPS...NORTHWEST WINDS 12 TO 16 MPH WITH
                    GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......INCREASING TO 4100-5700 FT AGL IN THE LATE
                    MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.

$$
FORECASTER...SVH
REQUESTED BY...AARON ROWE
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20140901.DUNCA.01/OTX


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