Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Missoula, MT

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Spot Forecast for Rice ridge
National Weather Service Missoula MT
819 PM MDT Tue Jul 25 2017

Forecast is based on request time of 0600 MDT on July 26.
If conditions become unrepresentative...contact the National Weather
Service.

.DISCUSSION...Hot and dry conditions will continue over the fire
today. Winds will generally be light and terrain driven. There is
a very small chance of seeing a thunderstorm late Wednesday night,
then thunderstorm chances increase for Thursday. A big concern
with thunderstorms on Thursday will be for gusty and erratic
outflow winds, due to the very dry low levels of the atmosphere.


.WEDNESDAY...

* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....78-83.
* Min Humidity........15-20 percent.
* Wind (20 ft)........Upslope/upvalley 3-5 mph becoming southwest
  5-8 mph in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Mixing Height.......Less than 100 ft agl increasing to 8000 ft
  agl in the afternoon.
* Mixing Winds........Southwest 10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Precip Amount.......0.00 inches.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Slight chance of a shower or
  thunderstorm after midnight.
* Min Temperature.....50-55.
* Max Humidity........45-50 percent.
* Wind (20 ft)........Northwest 6-8 mph becoming
  downslope/downvalley 2-5 mph after midnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.
* LAL.................1 becoming a 2 late.
* Mixing Height.......8000 ft agl decreasing to less than 100 ft
  agl after sunset.
* Mixing Winds........West 10 mph.
* Precip Amount.......0.00 inches.

.THURSDAY...

* Sky/Weather.........Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
  thunderstorms in the late afternoon early evening.
* Max Temperature.....75-80.
* Min Humidity........20-25 percent.
* Wind (20 ft)........Upslope/upvalley 2-4 mph becoming west
  around 5-8 mph in the afternoon.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...Less than 10 percent.
* LAL.................2.
* Mixing Height.......Less than 100 ft agl increasing to 13000 ft
  agl in the afternoon.
* Mixing Winds........West 10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Precip Amount.......0.00 inches.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY...
Mostly clear. Lows 48-53. Highs 77-82. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.SATURDAY...
Mostly clear. Lows 45-50. Highs 79-84. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.SUNDAY...
Mostly clear. Lows 47-52. Highs 79-84. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.MONDAY...
Mostly clear. Lows 47-52. Highs 77-82.
.TUESDAY...
Mostly clear. Lows 45-50. Highs 78-83.

$$
Forecaster...JennK

Requested by...Kim Soper
Type of request...WILDFIRE
.TAG 1713330.1/MSO



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