Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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Spot Forecast for Buck...Coeur dAlene Dispatch
National Weather Service Spokane WA
1024 AM PDT Wed Aug 16 2017

Forecast is based on request time of 1900 PDT on August 16.
If conditions become unrepresentative...contact the National Weather
Service.

.DISCUSSION...

Today will be dry with temperatures near normal. A weak cold front
will push across the fire tonight between 0200 and 0400. This is
expected to keep some wind gusts going up to around 15 mph through
the night near the ridge tops. Another cold front will push across
late Friday. Winds will increase ahead of this front from the west
again for Friday afternoon with gusts up to 20 to 25 mph possible.
Higher gusts will be up near the ridge top.

.TODAY...

Sky/weather.........Sunny.
CWR.................0 percent.
LAL.................1.
Max temperature.....Valley Bottom...79.
                    Mid Slope (5000 ft)...74.
Min humidity........21-25 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........Downslope/Downvalley 2 to 5 mph in the morning
                    becoming southwest 5 to 8 mph after 1100.
                    Gusts between 12 to 15 mph in the afternoon
                    near ridge top.
Mixing height.......becoming 4100 ft AGL in the afternoon.
Transport winds.....West-Southwest 6 to 9 mph.
Haines Index........3 very low.

.TONIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
CWR.................0 percent.
LAL.................1.
Min temperature.....Valley Bottom...45.
                    Mid Slope (5000 ft)...49.
Max humidity........Valley Bottom...67 percent.
                    Mid Slope (5000 ft)...60 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........Valley/Midslopes: Southwest winds 4 to 7 mph in
                    the evening becoming downslope/downvalley 2 to
                    5 mph after 2200.
                    Ridge Top: Southwest 5 to 9 mph. Gust between 12
                    to 15 mph in the evening.
Mixing height.......Near surface.
Transport winds.....Southwest 5 to 9 mph.
Haines Index........2 very low.

.THURSDAY...

Sky/weather.........Sunny.
CWR.................0 percent.
LAL.................1.
Max temperature.....Valley Bottom...78.
                    Mid Slope (5000 ft)...73.
Min humidity........20-24 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........Southwest winds 5 to 8 mph. Gusts up to 15 mph
                    near ridge top.
Mixing height.......becoming 4500 ft AGL in the afternoon.
Transport winds.....Southwest 6 to 10 mph.
Haines Index........4 low.

$$
Forecaster...SVH
Requested by...Scott Jones
Type of request...WILDFIRE
.TAG 1714276.4/OTX



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