Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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FNUS75 KGJT 191549
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SPOT FORECAST FOR USAPCC STAGE 2...PITKIN COUNTY IMT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
949 AM MDT TUE AUG 19 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 0920 MDT ON AUGUST 19.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...
MONSOON MOISTURE HAS RETURNED TO WESTERN COLORADO THIS MORNING BUT
THE DEEPEST SHOULD REMAIN NEAR THE COLORADO AND UTAH BORDER THROUGH
THE LATE AFTERNOON HOURS BEFORE MOVING EAST THIS EVENING. ISOLATED
SHOWERS THIS MORNING SHOULD DEVELOP INTO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN FROM KEBLER PASS TO CRESTED BUTTE BY 2 PM.
ACTIVE SHOWERS WILL STAY IN PLACE OVERNIGHT FROM GUNNISON TO CRESTED
BUTTE. ISOLATED VALLEY STORMS AND SCATTERED STORMS ABOVE 9000 FEET
WILL BRING RAIN CHANCES ALONG THE STAGE 3 ROUTE AGAIN FOR WEDNESDAY.

.TODAY ALONG STAGE 2 ROUTE...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS
                    NEAR RACE START AND ALONG THE ROUTE THROUGH
                    EARLY AFTERNOON. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS
                    DEVELOPING AFTER 2 PM ALONG THE STAGE 2 RACE
                    ROUTE. THREATS OF SMALL HAIL...LIGHTNING AND
                    HEAVY RAINFALL FROM KEBLER PASS TO CRESTED
                    BUTTE FINISH.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....TEMPERATURES AROUND 67F AT START TIME IN
                    ASPEN. TEMPERATURES 55-60F AT NEAR 10000 FT
                    THIS AFTERNOON.
MIN HUMIDITY........31-36%.

.TONIGHT IN CRESTED BUTTE...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS
                    SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVERNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....43-48 F.
MAX HUMIDITY........93-98%.

.WEDNESDAY ALONG STAGE 3 ROUTE...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE
                    GUNNISON BASIN IN THE MORNING. SCATTERED
                    SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER MONARCH PASS
                    BY EARLY AFTERNOON AND ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE ARKANSAS VALLEY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....NEAR 57F AT THE FINISH LINE.
MIN HUMIDITY........44-49%.

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FORECASTER...DENNIS PHILLIPS
REQUESTED BY...COURTNEY DEVITO
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20140819.USAPC.01/GJT


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