Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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Spot Forecast for Castleton...Moab Fire Center
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
343 AM MDT Wed Jun 28 2017

Forecast is based on request time of 0400 MDT on June 28.
If conditions become unrepresentative...contact the National Weather
Service.

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...
An upper level disturbance will move over eastern Utah today and
though it won`t bring any precipitation to the wildfire, it will
bring gusty winds. Southwest winds will start picking up between
10 and 11AM and by 1PM winds of 20 to 30 MPH are expected with
occasional gusts reaching 40 MPH. Humidities will remain low and
with plenty of dry fuels in place, critical fire conditions are in
place this afternoon and evening. For these reasons, a Red Flag
Warning is in effect today. Under these conditions, any new fire
starts or wildfires will likely be difficult to control and may
grow rapidly.

.TODAY...

Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10%).
Max temperature.....94-99 F.
Min humidity........1-6%.
Wind (20 ft)........Breezy. South to southwest winds 5 MPH increasing to
                    20 to 30 MPH with gusts up to 40 mph in the
                    afternoon.
Haines Index........6 high.
LAL.................1.
Mixing height.......10000 ft AGL, increasing to 15500 ft AGL in the
                    afternoon.
Transport winds.....Southwest 10 MPH.
Clearing Index......1000.

.TONIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10%).
Min temperature.....63-68 F.
Max humidity........14-19%.
Wind (20 ft)........Breezy. Southwest winds 20 MPH with gusts up to
                    40 mph until 7PM and then decreasing to 5 to 8 MPH.
Haines Index........6 high.
LAL.................1.
Mixing height.......14300 ft AGL, decreasing to 1100 ft AGL after
                    midnight.
Transport winds.....Southwest 10 MPH.
Clearing Index......1050, decreasing to 100 after midnight.

$$
Forecaster...Tom Renwick
Requested by...Gordon Spencer
Type of request...WILDFIRE
.TAG 1711770.0/GJT
.EMAIL moabifc@gmail.com


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