Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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FNUS75 KGJT 242153
FWSGJT

SPOT FORECAST FOR BENCH...CRAIG DISPATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
353 PM MDT SUN JUL 24 2016

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1531 MDT ON JULY 24.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...
THUNDERSTORM DEVELOPMENT SHOULD STAY TO THE SOUTH OF THE FIRE OVER
THE TAVAPUTS AND ROAN PLATEAUS. HOWEVER RADAR DID SHOW AN OUTFLOW
BOUNDARY LIFTING NORTHWARD AND WILL BE MONITORED. OTHERWISE HOT AND
DRY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THE REMAINDER OF THIS AFTERNOON AND
AGAIN TOMORROW. AFTERNOON HUMIDITY COULD DROP INTO THE SINGLE DIGITS
ON MONDAY AFTERNOON AND OCCASIONAL GUSTS OF NEAR 25 MPH WILL BE
POSSIBLE DURING THE PEAK HEATING PERIOD. LOCALIZED AREAS OF CRITICAL
FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE ANTICIPATED IN NORTHWEST COLORADO.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20%).
MIN TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 60 F.
MAX HUMIDITY........NEAR 15 PERCENT EARLY THIS EVENING WITH
                    A SLOW RECOVER TO NEAR 35% BY SUNRISE.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS NEAR 15 MPH
                    THROUGH SUNSET...THEN TERRAIN DRIVEN 3 TO 5 MPH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD THROUGH SUNSET THEN DECREASING TO POOR.
HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
LAL.................1.
MIXING HEIGHT.......12700 FT AGL THROUGH 1900 THEN DECREASING TO
                    LESS THAN 2000 FT AGL BY LATE EVENING.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 15 MPH THROUGH SUNSET THEN TERRAIN
                    DRIVEN AT 2 TO 5 MPH.

.MONDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20%) THEN BECOMING PARTLY
                    CLOUDY (30-40%).
MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 94 F.
MIN HUMIDITY........8-13%.
20-FOOT WINDS.......LIGHT TERRAIN DRIVEN WINDS 3 TO 5 MPH BECOMING
                    SOUTHWEST 8 TO 13 MPH WITH A FEW GUSTS OVER 20
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR THROUGH 1000 THEN INCREASING TO
                    EXCELLENT BY 1300.
HAINES INDEX........6 HIGH.
LAL.................1.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2500 FT AGL THROUGH 1000 THEN INCREASING TO
                    16700 FT AGL BY PEAK HEATING.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 17 MPH BY 1300.

$$
FORECASTER...DENNIS PHILLIPS
REQUESTED BY...L SMITH
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20160724.BENCH.03/GJT


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