Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Great Falls, MT

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SPOT FORECAST FOR DEQ SPECIAL REQUEST - TIBER...DEQ
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
602 AM MST THU DEC 8 2016

FORECAST IS BASED ON INCIDENT TIME OF 0800 MST ON DECEMBER 08 AND FOR
ALL THREE LOCATIONS ON TIBER RESERVOIR. IF CONDITIONS BECOME
UNREPRESENTATIVE, PLEASE CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...

CLOUD COVER WILL INCREASE TODAY AS A WEATHER DISTURBANCE APPROACHES
FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. PERIODS OF LIGHT TO OCCASIONALLY
MODERATE SNOW WILL OVERSPREAD SOUTHWEST AND NORTH-CENTRAL MT THIS
EVENING, ESPECIALLY SOUTH OF A CHOTEAU TO FORT BELKNAP LINE, AND
THEN PERSIST INTO EARLY FRIDAY MORNING. JUST A FEW SNOW SHOWERS ARE
THEN EXPECTED FRIDAY AFTERNOON AS THE FIRST DISTURBANCE EXITS THE
AREA TO THE EAST AND ANOTHER APPROACHES FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....2 BELOW TO 3 ABOVE ZERO.
SURFACE WINDS.......NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

TIME (MST)      8AM 9AM 10A 11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
SKY (%).........57  57  63  61  59  52  55  54  65  72
TEMP............-13 -12 -9  -6  -4  -3  -2  -2  -3  -4
SURFACE WND DIR.            NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE
SURFACE WND SPD.C   C   C   5   5   5   5   5   5   5
SURFACE WND GST.                        10

PLEASE NOTE C IN SURFACE WIND SPEED ROW DENOTES CALM WIND.


.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW,
                    ESPECIALLY AFTER MIDNIGHT. SNOW ACCUMULATION
                    LESS THAN 0.5 INCHES.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....7 BELOW TO 12 BELOW ZERO.
SURFACE WINDS.......NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.

TIME (MST)      6PM 7PM 8PM 9PM 10P 11P MID 1AM 2AM 3AM 4AM 5AM
SKY (%).........82  83  73  76  82  88  87  87  86  86  85  84
WEATHER COV.....                    SCH SCH SCH SCH SCH SCH CHC
WEATHER TYPE....                    SN  SN  SN  SN  SN  SN  SN
TEMP............-5  -6  -6  -7  -8  -8  -8  -6  -5  -5  -5  -6
SURFACE WND DIR.NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  NE
SURFACE WND SPD.5   5   5   5   5   5   5   10  10  5   5   5
SURFACE WND GST.            10  10  10  15  15  15  15  10  10


.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW. SNOW
                    ACCUMULATION LESS THAN 0.5 INCHES.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....1 BELOW TO 4 ABOVE ZERO.
SURFACE WINDS.......NORTHEAST TO EAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.

TIME (MST)      6AM 7AM 8AM 9AM 10A 11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
SKY (%).........84  84  84  84  84  83  83  83  83  83  83  88
WEATHER COV.....CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC CHC
WEATHER TYPE....SN  SN  SN  SN  SN  SN  SN  SN  SN  SN  SN  SN
TEMP............-6  -7  -7  -7  -6  -5  -2  0   1   0   -1  -2
SURFACE WND DIR.NE  NE  NE  NE  NE  E   E   E   E   E   E   E
SURFACE WND SPD.5   5   5   5   5   5   5   5   5   5   5   5
SURFACE WND GST.10  10  10  10  10              10  10  10  10

$$
FORECASTER...JASZKA
REQUESTED BY...DEQ
TYPE OF REQUEST...OTHER
.TAG 1603908.2/TFX
.EMAIL NWS.GREATFALLS@NOAA.GOV,JON@REDLODGEFIRE.COM,BSUENRAM@MT.GOV,SSCHMIDT@MT.GOV,LBRADLEY@MT.GOV,JHERMANNS@MT.GOV



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