Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Billings, MT

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SPOT FORECAST FOR SHEEP CREEK...USFS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
442 AM MDT MON AUG 3 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 2052 MDT ON AUGUST 02.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...
TODAY WILL BE MOSTLY DRY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING OVER THE MOUNTAINS IN THE LATE AFTERNOON.
WINDS WILL BE EAST TO SOUTHEAST. A STORM SYSTEM WILL MOVE INTO THE
FIRE SITE TONIGHT AND TUESDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL BRING INCREASED
CLOUD COVER AND A GOOD CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS. THE
BEST CHANCE OF RAIN WILL BE LATE TONIGHT THROUGH THE DAY TUESDAY.
SOME OF THE STORMS ON TUESDAY COULD HAVE LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN.
TUESDAY WILL BE COOLER WITH HIGHER HUMIDITY. WINDS WILL TURN TO
THE NORTHWEST TUESDAY AFTERNOON. TWH

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
CWR.................7 PERCENT.
LAL.................2...1 TO 8 STRIKES/15 MIN/CELL.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....83-88.
MIN HUMIDITY........21-26 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........
 SLOPE/VALLEY.......LIGHT WINDS IN THE MORNING BECOMING SOUTHEAST
                    6 TO 14 MPH BY AFTERNOON. GUSTY AND ERRATIC
                    WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
 RIDGETOP...........SOUTHEAST 5 TO 15 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........4.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS.
CWR.................20 PERCENT.
LAL.................3...9 TO 15 STRIKES/15 MIN/CELL.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....58-63.
MAX HUMIDITY........70-75 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........
 SLOPE/VALLEY.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 4 TO 12 MPH IN THE EVENING.
                    WINDS BECOMING DOWNSLOPE OVERNIGHT. GUSTY AND
                    ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
 RIDGETOP...........SOUTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH.

.TUESDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY AND COOLER WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS
                    AND THUNDERSTORMS.
CWR.................46 PERCENT.
LAL.................3...9 TO 15 STRIKES/15 MIN/CELL.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....75-80.
MIN HUMIDITY........40-45 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........
 SLOPE/VALLEY.......NORTHWEST WINDS 6 TO 14 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC
                    WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
 RIDGETOP...........SOUTHEAST 10 TO 20 MPH IN THE MORNING. WINDS
                    BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........3.

$$
FORECASTER...HUMPHREY
REQUESTED BY...IC - CZABAN
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150802.SHEEP.01/BYZ


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