Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Billings, MT

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FNUS75 KBYZ 231439
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SPOT FORECAST FOR HEAVY...MILES CITY FIRE DISPATCH
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
839 AM MDT WED JUL 23 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 0821 MDT ON JULY 23.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...

...HOT AND UNSTABLE TODAY AND THURSDAY WITH NEAR-CRITICAL FIRE
WEATHER CONDITIONS POSSIBLE ON THURSDAY...

TODAY WILL BE EVEN HOTTER THAN YESTERDAY WITH UNSTABLE CONDITIONS
DUE TO DRY AIR ALOFT OVER THE FIRE SITE. DRY WEATHER IS EXPECTED
WITH A BIT OF GUSTINESS TO THE WINDS DURING THE HOTTEST PART OF THE
AFTERNOON. HOT AND UNSTABLE CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE ON THURSDAY...
BUT A COLD FRONTAL PASSAGE WILL BRING BREEZY WINDS AND POSSIBLY
NEAR-CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS IN THE AFTERNOON. SCHULTZ

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
LAL.................1...NO THUNDERSTORMS.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....98-103.
MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........
 SLOPE/VALLEY.......SOUTHEAST-SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. A FEW
                    GUSTS TO 20 MPH THIS AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........5.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
LAL.................1...NO THUNDERSTORMS.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....61-66.
MAX HUMIDITY........69-74 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........
 SLOPE/VALLEY.......SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........5.

.THURSDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
CWR.................8 PERCENT.
LAL.................2...1 TO 8 STRIKES/15 MIN/CELL.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....97-102.
MIN HUMIDITY........16-21 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........
 SLOPE/VALLEY.......SOUTH WINDS 7 TO 13 MPH BECOMING WEST 14 TO
                    19 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 24 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
                    GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED NEAR
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........6.

$$
FORECASTER...SCHULTZ
REQUESTED BY...IC
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20140723.HEAVY.01/BYZ


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