Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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SPOT FORECAST FOR SOUTH FORK...BLM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
631 PM MDT TUE JUL 22 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1755 MDT ON JULY 22.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...AFTER A DRY NIGHT...MOISTURE WILL INCREASE ON
WEDNESDAY. STRONG HEATING AND GOOD INSTABILITY WILL COMBINE WITH
THE BETTER MOISTURE FOR SCATTERED LATE DAY SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS OVER THE ZIRKEL WILDERNESS. STORMS MAY PRODUCE
GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (20-30%).
MIN TEMPERATURE.....45-50 F.
MAX HUMIDITY........47-52%.
20-FOOT WINDS.......LIGHT AND VARIABLE (0-3 MPH) UNTIL AFTER
                    SUNSET...THEN BECOMING DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY
                    3-6 MPH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD UNTIL 2000...THEN BECOMING POOR BY
                    SUNSET.
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
LAL.................1.
MIXING HEIGHT.......8200 FT AGL DECREASING TO 4500 FT AGL IN THE
                    LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST 10 MPH BEFORE SUNSET...THEN BECOMING
                    DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 3-6 MPH.

.WEDNESDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50%) THEN BECOMING MOSTLY
                    CLOUDY (60-70%). ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE MORNING. SCATTERED
                    SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....72-77 F.
MIN HUMIDITY........22-27%.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 4-8 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC
                    WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 0900...THEN IMPROVING TO VERY
                    GOOD IN THE AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
LAL.................3.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2500 FT AGL UNTIL 0900...THEN INCREASING TO
                    9900 FT AGL IN THE AFTERNOON.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 15 MPH.

$$
FORECASTER...ELLEN HEFFERNAN
REQUESTED BY...CHRISTY BECKERMAN
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20140722.SOUTH.01/GJT



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