Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Portland, OR

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SPOT FORECAST FOR BINGHAM RIDGE COMPLEX...USFS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PORTLAND OR
1057 AM PDT SAT JUL 26 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 0922 PDT ON JULY 26.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

...VERY WARM...DRY...AND UNSTABLE WEATHER THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS...

...RISK OF THUNDERSTORMS BEGINS LATE SUNDAY AND CONTINUES WELL INTO
NEXT WEEK...

.DISCUSSION...AFTER THE BRIEF RETURN TO SPRINGLIKE WEATHER LAST WEEK...
CONDITIONS ARE QUICKLY REVERTING TO THOSE MORE TYPICAL FOR LATE JULY
FOR THE FIRE AREA. EXPECT MAINLY TERRAIN DRIVEN WIND THE NEXT SEVERAL
DAYS. AS WESTERN OREGON HEATS UP...THE THERMAL TROUGH WILL LINGER NEAR
THE CASCADES AND OCCASIONALLY DRIFT WEST OF THE CASCADES. THE PROXIMITY
OF THE THERMAL TROUGH WILL LEAD TO UNSTABLE CONDITIONS AND EXCELLENT
VENTILATION FOR ANY FIRE THAT REMAINS. HAINES INDEX WILL BE 5 OR 6 FOR
THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS. ADDITIONALLY...A SUBSIDENCE INVERSION WILL
LINGER RESULTING IN VERY POOR HUMIDITY RECOVERIES OVERNIGHT ABOVE
THERMAL BELTS...PARTICULARLY ON THE RIDGETOPS. INCREASING SOUTHERLY
FLOW ALOFT WILL BRING IN SOME MONSOON MOISTURE ALOFT LEADING TO THE
THREAT OF DRY THUNDERSTORMS AT TIMES BEGINNING LATE SUNDAY. THE CHANCES
AT ANY GIVEN TIME ARE SLIM...BUT IT IS LIKELY THE FIRE AREA WILL
EXPERIENCE A THUNDERSTORM OR TWO BY THE END OF THE WEEK.

.SUNDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT
                    CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
CWR (%).............NEAR ZERO.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....72-77.
MIN HUMIDITY........AROUND 25 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........UPSLOPE 1 TO 4 MPH IN THE MORNING...BECOMING
UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 3 TO 7 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
NOTE: IF THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOP NEARBY...
EXPECT GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS.
HAINES INDEX(HIGH)..6 (HIGH).

.OUTLOOK FOR MONDAY THROUGH WEDNESDAY...
PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS AT TIMES. HIGHS 74-79. MINIMUM HUMIDITY 20-30
PERCENT. LOWS RANGING FROM 40S IN THE CREEK BOTTOMS TO THE
LOWER 60S ABOVE THERMAL BELTS. GENERALLY POOR TO NO HUMIDITY
RECOVERY OVERNIGHT EXCEPT IN THE DRAINAGE BOTTOMS. HAINES 5
OR 6 THROUGHOUT THE PERIOD.


$$
FORECASTER...WEAGLE
REQUESTED BY...ERIK MORINAGA
REASON FOR REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20140726.BINGH.01/PQR


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