Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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SPOT FORECAST FOR MYERS...USFS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
1026 PM MDT THU APR 24 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1100 MDT ON APRIL 25.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...A MAJOR STORM SYSTEM WILL DROP INTO THE GREAT BASIN
ON FRIDAY. THIS LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM AND ITS ASSOCIATED COLD FRONT
WILL MOVE INTO WESTERN COLORADO SATURDAY AFTERNOON. SOUTHWEST WINDS
WILL INCREASE ON FRIDAY AS THE GRADIENT TIGHTENS...WITH CLOUDS
INCREASING IN THE AFTERNOON AND OVERNIGHT. WINDS WILL REMAIN GUSTY
FRIDAY NIGHT...ESPECIALLY OVER EXPOSED TERRAIN. SHOWERS WILL DEVELOP
ON SATURDAY. INITIALLY SNOW MAY BE MIXED WITH RAIN AT TIMES...THEN
QUICKLY SWITCH OVER TO ALL SNOW. A FEW THUNDERSTORMS WILL BECOME
POSSIBLE IN THE AFTERNOON. BY MIDDAY SUNDAY 2-5 INCHES OF
SNOW WILL BE EXPECTED...WITH THE HEAVIEST SNOW LATE SATURDAY NIGHT.

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20%) THEN BECOMING PARTLY
                    CLOUDY (30-40%).
MAX TEMPERATURE.....50-55 F.
MIN HUMIDITY........15-20%.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 MPH UNTIL 1100...THEN
                    INCREASING TO 12-18 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25-30
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. STRONGER GUSTS OVER
                    EXPOSED TERRAIN.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 1100...THEN INCREASING TO
                    EXCELLENT IN THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3000 FT AGL INCREASING TO 9500 FT AGL LATE IN
                    THE MORNING.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 13 MPH INCREASING TO 30 MPH IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.

.SATURDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80%). A FEW SHOWERS IN THE
                    MORNING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS IN THE
                    AFTERNOON WITH A FEW THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....42-47 F.
MIN HUMIDITY........32-37%.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 5 MPH UNTIL 0900...THEN INCREASING
                    TO SOUTHWEST 12-17 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON...WITH
                    GUSTS TO 30 MPH. STRONGER AND ERRATIC GUSTS
                    POSSIBLE NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR...INCREASING EXCELLENT IN THE AFTERNOON.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 24 MPH INCREASING TO 36 MPH IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.

$$
FORECASTER...ELLEN HEFFERNAN
REQUESTED BY...FRANK RICE
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20140425.MYERS.01/GJT



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