Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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FNUS73 KUNR 281956
FWSUNR

SPOT FORECAST FOR WHALEY RX...USFS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
1256 PM MST WED JAN 28 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1245 MST ON JANUARY 29.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE CONTACT THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN RAPID CITY.

.DISCUSSION...
WINDS WILL GRADUALLY DECREASE TONIGHT AND SKIES WILL BECOME CLEAR.
QUIET WEATHER IS EXPECTED THURSDAY AND FRIDAY...WITH SUNNY SKIES
AND LIGHT WINDS. HIGHER MIXING HEIGHTS ON THURSDAY WILL RESULT IN
SLIGHTLY BETTER SMOKE DISPERSAL THAN ON FRIDAY...BUT STILL ONLY FAIR
WITH THE LIGHT WINDS.


.THURSDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
TEMPERATURE.........34 AT IGNITION...MAX 42.
RH..................45 PERCENT AT IGNITION...MIN 34 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WINDS NORTHWEST AT 5 MPH AT
                    IGNITION...THEN BECOMING LIGHT AND
                    VARIABLE LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3500 TO 4000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 12 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                    SOUTHWEST 6 TO 9 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
TEMPERATURE.........MIN 24.
RH..................MAX 72 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS GENERALLY FROM
                    THE SOUTHWEST.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100 TO 600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
TEMPERATURE.........MAX 46.
RH..................MIN 36 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS BECOMING NORTHWEST 5
                    TO 10 MPH EARLY IN THE MORNING.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2600 TO 3100 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 7 TO 12 MPH...BECOMING NORTHEAST 5
                    TO 10 MPH EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR TO FAIR.

$$
FORECASTER...KP
REQUESTED BY...BRANDON SANCHEZ
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20150128.WHALE.02/UNR







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