Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Billings, MT

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Spot Forecast for Garland RX...Bighorn NF
National Weather Service Billings MT
445 AM MST Thu Nov 16 2017

Forecast is based on ignition time of 0800 MST on November 17.
If conditions become unrepresentative...contact the National Weather
Service.

Please contact our office if you have questions
or concerns with this forecast.

.DISCUSSION...

Periods of snow on Friday with winds increasing from the
northwest in the afternoon, lasting through late night. 3 to 6
inches of snow accumulation expected with some blowing and
drifting. Mixing heights look to be around 5000 feet Friday
afternoon. Cold with snow decreasing Friday night. Decreasing
clouds on Saturday but mixing heights will be lower at around 3500
feet. Saturday winds will be west lighter out of the west. Chambers

.FRIDAY...

Sky/weather.........Cloudy with snow showers.
LAL.................1...no thunderstorms.
Max temperature.....27-32.
Min humidity........64-69 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........
 Slope/valley.......Northwest winds 10 to 20 mph.
 Ridgetop...........Northwest 25 to 40 mph.
Mixing height.......2600 ft AGL late in the morning...increasing to
                    5300 ft AGL in the afternoon.
Transport winds.....Northwest 25 to 40 mph.
Haines index........3.
CWR.................80 percent.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Scattered snow showers in the
                    evening...decreasing overnight.
LAL.................1...no thunderstorms.
Min temperature.....10-15.
Max humidity........85-93 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........
 Slope/valley.......Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph.
 Ridgetop...........Northwest 20 to 35 mph.
Mixing height.......5300 ft AGL in the evening...decreasing to
                    500 feet overnight.
Transport winds.....Northwest 25 to 40 mph.
CWR.................35 percent.

.SATURDAY...

Sky/weather.........Decreasing Clouds. Isolated snow showers
                    in the morning.
LAL.................1...no thunderstorms.
Max temperature.....31-36.
Min humidity........43-48 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........
 Slope/valley.......West winds 5 to 15 mph.
 Ridgetop...........West 10 to 20 mph.
Mixing height.......3500 ft AGL in the afternoon.
Transport winds.....West 20 to 30 mph.
Haines index........3.
CWR.................5 percent.

$$
Forecaster...Chambers
Requested by...Eric Comstock
Type of request...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 1718876.0/BYZ
.EMAIL ecomstock@fs.fed.us


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