Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Great Falls, MT

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SPOT FORECAST FOR BENCHMARK...USFS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
549 PM MDT THU AUG 27 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1717 MDT ON AUGUST 27.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...

WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS CONTINUE FRIDAY. SOUTHWEST WINDS INCREASE
FRIDAY NIGHT...THEN SWITCH TO WESTERLY SATURDAY EVENING AS A DRY
COLD FRONT CROSSES THE FIRE AREA. FIRE WEATHER HEADLINES MAY BE
ISSUED SATURDAY FOR WIDESPREAD STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY.
TEMPERATURES COOL TO NEAR SEASONAL AVERAGES ON SUNDAY BUT WITH
CONTINUED BREEZY CONDITIONS.

.REST OF TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY...THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....41-46.
MAX HUMIDITY........78-83 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH WITH VARIABLE EVENING GUSTS
                    UP TO 20 MPH. WINDS WILL BECOME VARIABLE CALM TO
                    5 MPH OVERNIGHT.
RIDGETOP WIND.......WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....81-86.
MIN HUMIDITY........13-18 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH WITH VARIABLE GUSTS
                    TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....41-46.
MAX HUMIDITY........81-86 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.

.SATURDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE
                    OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....78-83.
MIN HUMIDITY........20-25 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH...INCREASING TO
                    SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN
                    THE AFTERNOON. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED
                    NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 25 TO 35 MPH.
LAL.................2.
HAINES INDEX........3 TO 4. LOW.

$$
FORECASTER...NUTTER
REQUESTED BY...CONWAY
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150827.BENCH.01/TFX



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