Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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SPOT FORECAST FOR PARKER BASIN...BLM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
457 PM MDT TUE MAY 3 2016

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1100 MDT ON MAY 04.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...THE UPPER RIDGE WILL BE OVERHEAD ON WEDNESDAY THEN
WILL SHIFT SLOWLY ONTO THE PLAINS ON THURSDAY AS THE NEXT STORM
SYSTEM WORKS DOWN THE CALIFORNIA COAST. THE DRY WARMING TREND
CONTINUES THROUGH THURSDAY. RELATIVELY LIGHT SOUTHWEST FLOW ALOFT
ON WEDNESDAY WILL LIKELY NOT OVERCOME UPSLOPE WINDS... BUT
INCREASING SOUTHWEST GRADIENT WINDS ON THURSDAY PROBABLY WILL.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20%).
MAX TEMPERATURE.....68-73 F.
MIN HUMIDITY........20-24%.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 2-5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR BY 1100 BECOMING GOOD IN THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING HEIGHT.......INCREASING TO 8000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 8 MPH.

.TONIGHT AFTER SUNSET...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (20-30%).
MIN TEMPERATURE.....35-40 F.
MAX HUMIDITY........63-68%.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 2-5 MPH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR (15800 KNOT-FT).
MIXING HEIGHT.......DECREASING TO LESS THAN 2000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 5 MPH.

.THURSDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY WITH MAINLY HIGH CLOUDS.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....70-75 F.
MIN HUMIDITY........16-21%.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 2-5 MPH BECOMING SOUTHWEST
                    3-8 MPH WITH ISOLATED AFTERNOON GUSTS TO
                    15 MPH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR (31100 KNOT-FT) INCREASING TO GOOD IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3000 FT AGL INCREASING TO 13000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 10 MPH.

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FORECASTER...JOE RAMEY
REQUESTED BY...PATRICK KIERAN
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20160504.PARKE.02/GJT



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