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FNUS74 KEPZ 281642
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SPOT FORECAST FOR TIMBER...GILA NATIONAL FOREST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EL PASO TX/SANTA TERESA NM
1042 AM MDT THU JUL 28 2016

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1029 MDT ON JULY 28.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...
DRIER AIR ALOFT HAS MOVED IN TO THE AREA FROM THE NORTH, AND THIS
WILL LIMIT THUNDERSTORM ACTIVITY TO JUST A FEW ISOLATED STORMS IN
THE HIGHER TERRAIN.  THUNDERSTORM COVERAGE WILL INCREASE TOMORROW
AS SOME ADDITIONAL UPPER LEVEL MOISTURE WORKS IN.  WINDS WILL BE
LIGHT, WITH GOOD RH RECOVERY TONIGHT EVEN IF NO WETTING RAIN OCCURS.


.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (35-45 PERCENT). ISOLATED
                    SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
CWR.................20 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....83-88.
MIN HUMIDITY........24-29 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........TERRAIN-DRIVEN, 2 TO 4 MPH THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON,
                    BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING HEIGHT.......MAX 13400 FT AGL IN THE AFTERNOON.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 8 KNOTS.
MAX VENT RATE.......VERY GOOD (107200 KNOT-FT).

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT). ISOLATED SHOWERS
                    AND THUNDERSTORMS.
CWR.................20 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....55-60.
MAX HUMIDITY........70-75 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTH AROUND 5 MPH IN THE EVENING
                    BECOMING LIGHT/TERRAIN-DRIVEN.
MIXING HEIGHT.......12200 FT AGL DECREASING TO 0-300 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 6 KNOTS.

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT). SCATTERED
                    SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
CWR.................50 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....82-87.
MIN HUMIDITY........23-28 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT BECOMING SOUTHEAST AROUND 5 MPH IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING HEIGHT.......MAX 12700 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 6 KNOTS.
MAX VENT RATE.......GOOD (76200 KNOT-FT).

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FORECASTER...HARDIMAN
REQUESTED BY...SILVER CITY DISPATCH
REASON FOR REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20160728.TIMBE.01/EPZ



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