Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS San Joaquin Valley, CA

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Spot Forecast for QUARTZ FIRE...CORRECTED
National Weather Service Hanford CA
824 AM PDT Wed Aug 23 2017

Forecast is based on request time of 0800 PDT on August 23.
If conditions become unrepresentative...contact the National Weather
Service.

.DISCUSSION...Low pressure off the Central California
coast will move into Southern California tonight and Thursday.
Easterly winds aloft along with instability and moisture
for convection will continue today; however, the winds will shift
to the west on Thursday with much drier air moving into the fire
area. Temperatures will show little day to day change, although
relative humidity is expected to trend lower on Thursday and
Friday. Winds will be generally terrain driven, except near any
thunderstorms gusty and erratic winds are possible.

.REST OF TODAY...

Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny in the morning. Becoming mostly cloudy
                    after 1200 leading to a 20 percent chance of a
                    thunderstorm.
Max temperature.....70-73.
Min humidity........32-37 percent.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....Upslope 3-6 mph with gusts to 12 mph.
SURROUNDING RIDGE...West 4-7 mph.
Mixing height.......Increasing to 6000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....East around 5 mph.
LAL.................2.

.TONIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of thunderstorms
                    through 2000 then becoming mostly clear.
Min temperature.....50-55.
Max humidity........55-60 percent.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....Upslope 2-5 mph through 1900 then downslope overnight.
SURROUNDING RIDGE...East 4-6 mph.
Mixing height.......Falling to less than 500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 5 mph.
LAL.................2.

.THURSDAY...

Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....72-75.
Min humidity........29-34 percent.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....Downslope 1-4 mph through 0800 then upslope 4-6 mph
                    with gusts to 12 mph.
SURROUNDING RIDGE...Southwest 6-9 mph.
Mixing height.......Increasing to 6500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 5 mph.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....50-55.
Max humidity........55-60 percent.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....Upslope 2-5 mph through 1900 then downslope overnight.
SURROUNDING RIDGE...East 4-6 mph.
Mixing height.......Falling to less than 500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....East around 5 mph.

.FRIDAY...

Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....71-74.
Min humidity........25-30 percent.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....Downslope 1-4 mph through 0800 then upslope 4-6 mph
                    with gusts to 12 mph.
SURROUNDING RIDGE...Southwest 6-9 mph.
Mixing height.......Increasing to 6000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 5 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Clear.
Min temperature.....45-50.
Max humidity........50-55 percent.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....Upslope 2-5 mph through 1900 then downslope overnight.
SURROUNDING RIDGE...East 4-6 mph.
Mixing height.......Falling to less than 500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast around 5 mph.

$$
Forecaster...OCHS
Requested by...JACK THORNBURG
Type of request...WILDFIRE
.TAG 1714628.3/HNX



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