Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Pueblo, CO

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SPOT FORECAST FOR UTE LAKES BURN PILES...COALITION FOR THE UPPER SOUTH PLATTE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE PUEBLO CO
440 AM MST SAT JAN 31 2015

IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...

AN UPPER LEVEL LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TO THE SOUTHWEST OF COLORADO
WILL WEAKEN AND DROP TO THE SOUTH TODAY...WHICH WILL ALLOW SNOW
SHOWERS ACROSS THE BURN SITE TO TAPER OFF. HOWEVER...ANOTHER
SHORTWAVE TO THE NORTH WILL PUSH A COLD FRONT DOWN ACROSS THE
PALMER DIVIDE THIS AFTERNOON...SHIFTING SURFACE WINDS TO A MORE
NORTHEAST DIRECTION AND PRODUCING ANOTHER ROUND OF SNOW SHOWERS.
THE FLOW IS EXPECTED TO BE LIGHT...SO COMBINED WITH LOW CLOUD
CEILINGS AND COLD AIR...SMOKE DISPERSAL IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN POOR
THROUGH THE DAY. INCREASING WINDS TOMORROW WILL HELP IMPROVE SMOKE
DISPERSION.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW UNTIL 1100...THEN RAIN
                    AND SNOW LIKELY.
20 FOOT WIND........VARIABLE 1-3 MPH UNTIL 1100...THEN NORTHEAST
                    3-7 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WIND......WEST AROUND 5 MPH UNTIL 1300...THEN NORTHEAST.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SNOW LIKELY.
20 FOOT WIND........VARIABLE 1-3 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2500 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WIND......NORTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.

.SUNDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY(64 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW
                    UNTIL 1100.
20 FOOT WIND........VARIABLE 1-3 MPH UNTIL 1100...THEN NORTHWEST
                    7-12 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......5500 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WIND......NORTHWEST AROUND 26 MPH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR UNTIL 1100...THEN FAIR UNTIL 1200...THEN
                    VERY GOOD.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.

$$
FORECASTER...MOORE
REQUESTED BY...WENDIE WARNER
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20150131.UTELA.01/PUB



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