Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Eureka, CA

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SPOT FORECAST FOR NICKOWITZ...US FOREST SERVICE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
356 PM PDT MON AUG 31 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1457 PDT ON AUGUST 31.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...DRIER AIR WILL MOVE OVER THE FIRE AREA TONIGHT AND
DESCEND TO LOWER ALTITUDES...CAUSING OVERNIGHT RH VALUES TO
QUICKLY DROP AFTER A BRIEF PERIOD OF RECOVERY DURING THE
EVENING...PARTICULARLY ALONG RIDGE TOPS AND MID SLOPES. IT WOULD
NOT BE A SURPRISE TO SEE HUMIDITY VALUES FALL INTO THE TEENS OR
LOWER PRIOR TO SUNRISE ALONG THE RIDGES. FORTUNATELY WIND SPEEDS
ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN GENERALLY LIGHT...WITH ONSHORE WEST NORTHWEST
FLOW IN THE AFTERNOONS AND NORTH NORTHEAST OFFSHORE FLOW
OVERNIGHT. IN THE VALLEYS...RECOVERIES SHOULD CONTINUE TO BE GOOD
TONIGHT...WITH FOG LIKELY AGAIN AS WELL. DRY AIR ALOFT WILL LINGER
INTO THE DAY TUESDAY...BUT MOIST CONDITIONS WILL RETURN BRIEFLY
TUESDAY NIGHT AS ANOTHER WEAKENING FRONT IMPACTS THE NORTHWEST
CALIFORNIA COAST...POTENTIALLY BRINGING LIGHT RAIN CHANCES TO THE
FIRE AREA THROUGH WEDNESDAY. A MORE SIGNIFICANT WARM UP IS
FORECAST OVER THE WEEKEND.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
                    PATCHY FOG IN THE VALLEYS.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....51-59.
MAX HUMIDITY........80-90 PERCENT VALLEYS.
                    50 TO 60 PERCENT ON RIDGES/MID SLOPES IN
                    THE EVENING...RAPIDLY DROPPING TO 10 TO
                    20 PERCENT LATE.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 7 MPH IN THE
                    EVENING...BECOMING NORTH NORTHEAST 2 TO 5 MPH.
                    HEAVY TERRAIN INFLUENCE.
SURROUNDING RIDGE...WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS 6 TO 12 MPH IN THE
                    EVENING...BECOMING NORTH NORTHEAST 3 TO 10 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1500 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........NORTH 9 MPH.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 7 MPH IN THE
                    EVENING...BECOMING NORTH NORTHEAST 3 TO 6 MPH.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
                    PATCHY FOG IN THE VALLEYS IN THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....66 TO 78...HIGHEST TEMPS IN THE VALLEYS.
MIN HUMIDITY........35-45 PERCENT VALLEYS.
                    10 TO 20 PERCENT ON RIDGES/MID SLOPES EARLY.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....NORTH NORTHEAST 2 TO 5 MPH...BECOMING WEST
                    4 TO 6 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
SURROUNDING RIDGE...NORTH NORTHEAST 3 TO 10 MPH...BECOMING NORTHWEST
                    5 TO 12 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1500 FT AGL INCREASING TO 3000 FT AGL IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
MIXING WINDS........NORTHWEST 7 MPH.
WIND (20 FT)........NORTH NORTHEAST 3 TO 6 MPH...BECOMING WEST 5 TO 7
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.

$$
FORECASTER...PALMQUIST
REQUESTED BY...STEVE SCHUMACHER
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150831.NICKO.02/EKA



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