Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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SPOT FORECAST FOR PRESTON FOX  1...USFS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
647 AM PDT THU APR 17 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1100 PDT ON APRIL 17.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...
A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE BURN AREA LATE THIS
EVENING. AHEAD OF THE FRONT WILL BE A VERY MOIST AIR MASS WITH LIGHT
RAIN ON THE BURN LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON BEFORE FRONTAL PASSAGE.
STRATIFORM RAINFALL WILL TRANSITION TO SHOWERS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON
INTO THE EVENING WITH A SIGHT CHANCE OF A THUNDERSTORM. COLD FRONT
PASSAGE IS ANTICIPATED AROUND MIDNIGHT TONIGHT WITH SOUTHERLY WINDS
SHIFTING OUT OF THE NORTHWEST AND BECOMING GUSTY. DRIER WEATHER IS
EXPECTED FRIDAY AND SATURDAY WITH ANOTHER COLD FRONT PASSAGE AROUND
SATURDAY EVENING.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY IN THE LATE MORNING AND
                    EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN SHOWERS AND SLIGHT CHANCE
                    OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE AFTERNOON.
CWR.................67 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....50.
MIN HUMIDITY........54 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTH 5 TO 8 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS
                    EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1200-1800 FT AGL IN THE LATE MORNING AND
                    AFTERNOON.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 7 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................2.
HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS
                    LIKELY AND SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN
                    THE EVENING...THEN CHANCE OF SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
CWR.................60 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....31.
MAX HUMIDITY........92 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS 6 TO 11 MPH IN THE EVENING...
                    SHIFTING OUT OF THE WEST-NORTHWEST 21 TO 26 MPH
                    WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTY
                    AND ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN
                    THE EVENING.
MIXING HEIGHT.......900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 7 TO 11 MPH IN THE EVENING...BECOMING WEST-
                    NORTHWEST 24 TO 30 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................2.
HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....55.
MIN HUMIDITY........27 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST-NORTHWEST WINDS 21 TO 26 MPH WITH GUSTS UP
                    TO 40 MPH IN THE MORNING...DECREASING TO 10 TO
                    14 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH AFTER 1200.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 23 TO 28 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.

$$
FORECASTER...SVH
REQUESTED BY...IAN MORGAN
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20140417.PREST.01/OTX



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