Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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SPOT FORECAST FOR RIDGE TOP...US FOREST SERVICE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
1049 AM MDT TUE MAY 31 2016

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1023 MDT ON MAY 31.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE CONTACT THE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE IN RAPID CITY.

.DISCUSSION...PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES ARE EXPECTED TODAY WITH
WINDY CONDITIONS EXPECTED...ESPECIALLY NEAR RIDGE TOPS. WEST-
NORTHWEST WINDS OF 15 TO 20 MPH WILL INCREASE BY THIS AFTERNOON TO
AROUND 25 MPH MID SLOPE...WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH NEAR RIDGE TOPS.
CUSTER AIRPORT REPORTED A GUST NEAR 50 MPH AT 10 AM. THESE WINDS
WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING...BEFORE
DIMINISHING LATE THIS EVENING. MOSTLY CLEAR SKIES ARE EXPECTED
TONIGHT WITH THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY RECOVERING TO AROUND 90 PERCENT
BY EARLY WEDNESDAY MORNING.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 64.
MIN HUMIDITY........28-32 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH INCREASING
                    TO AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP
                    TO 40 MPH NEAR RIDGE TOPS.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......7000 TO 8000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 45 MPH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 41.
MAX HUMIDITY........86-91 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH BECOMING
                    WEST AROUND 10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......500 TO 1000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 15 MPH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR...BECOMING POOR AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.WEDNESDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 70.
MIN HUMIDITY........26-30 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........6 OR HIGH POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......7500 TO 8500 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 MPH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD.

$$
FORECASTER...SR
REQUESTED BY...IC
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20160531.RIDGE.01/UNR



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