Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SPOT FORECAST FOR FRANCISCO RX...USFS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
925 AM MDT THU OCT 2 2014

IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

DISCUSSION...
DRIER FLOW WILL PREVAIL OVER THE FIRE AREA THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.
SOME INITIAL BREEZINESS THIS MORNING TO EARLY AFTERNOON BUT THE
WIND GRADIENT SHOULD RELAX SOME AS THE AFTERNOON PROGRESSES. FAIRLY
STOUT INVERSION IS EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVERNIGHT MAKING FOR FREEZING
TEMPERATURES...ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE LOWER CANYONS. A HARD FREEZE
IS EXPECTED WITHIN THOSE CANYON BOTTOMS. A LITTLE LESS WIND
EXPECTED ON FRIDAY WITH SUBTLE DIFFERENCES IN TEMPERATURE AND
HUMIDITY. MIXING HEIGHTS SHOULD LOWER ON FRIDAY.

FOR PLANNED IGNITION TIME OF 0930 MDT 10/2/14
   CLOUDS/WEATHER......MOSTLY SUNNY.
   CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
   TEMPERATURE.........MAX 57-61.
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MIN 23-26 PERCENT.
   20 FOOT WIND........NORTHWEST WINDS 7 TO 11 MPH THROUGH EARLY
                       AFTERNOON BEFORE BECOMING LIGHTER MID/LATE
                       AFTERNOON.
   MAX MIXING HEIGHT...5500 FT AGL.
   MAX TRANSPORT WIND..NORTH 12 KNOTS.
   MAX VENT RATE.......FAIR/52596 KNOT-FT AT 1400 LOCAL.
   VENTILATION TREND...FAIR/47170 KNOT-FT AROUND MID-MORNING
                       BECOMING FAIR/49500 KNOT-FT BY
                       MID-AFTERNOON.

FOR TONIGHT
   CLOUDS/WEATHER......CLEAR.
   CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
   TEMPERATURE.........MIN 30-34...WILL GET LOWER IN CANYON
                       BOTTOMS.
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MAX 57-62 PERCENT. HIGHER HUMIDITY IN
                       CANYON BOTTOMS.
   20 FOOT WIND........NORTH/NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 7 MPH SHIFTING
                       DOWNSLOPE/DOWNCANYON 3 TO 5 MPH AFTER
                       MIDNIGHT.
   VENTILATION TREND...POOR/36000 KNOT-FT BY EARLY-EVENING
                       BECOMING POOR/7000 KNOT-FT BY LATE-EVENING.

FOR FRIDAY
   CLOUDS/WEATHER......SUNNY.
   CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
   TEMPERATURE.........MAX 63-67.
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MIN 21-24 PERCENT.
   20 FOOT WIND........DEVELOPING WEST/NORTHWEST WIND 6 TO 8 MPH
                       AS THE MORNING PROGRESSES. SOME SOUTHWEST
                       WIND MID/LATE AFTERNOON POSSIBLE.
   MAX MIXING HEIGHT...5000 FT AGL.
   MAX TRANSPORT WIND..SOUTHWEST 11 KNOTS.
   MAX VENT RATE.......FAIR/56000 KNOT-FT AT 1600 LOCAL.
   VENTILATION TREND...POOR/21579 KNOT-FT AROUND MID-MORNING
                       BECOMING FAIR/56000 KNOT-FT BY
                       MID-AFTERNOON.

FORECASTS FOR WINDS ARE 20 FOOT WIND SPEEDS AND MUST BE ADJUSTED
ACCORDING TO FUEL TYPE AND SHELTERING TO GET EYE LEVEL WIND SPEED.

FORECASTER...50

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REQUESTED BY...PAUL MONDRAGON
REASON FOR REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20141002.FRANC.01/ABQ





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