Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
000
FNUS75 KGJT 171337
FWSGJT

SPOT FORECAST FOR WEST RIM PINES RX...BLM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
737 AM MDT THU APR 17 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1100 MDT ON APRIL 17.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE REGION TODAY WILL KEEP CONDITIONS AT THE BURN
SITE MOSTLY CLEAR WITH LIGHT WEST WINDS. WINDS WILL INCREASE TO AROUND
15 MPH BY FRIDAY MORNING AS MOISTURE MOVES IN FROM THE SOUTHWEST.
SCATTERED TO NUMEROUS SHOWERS (40-60% CHANCE) ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP
FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH MIDDAY SATURDAY NEAR THE BURN SITE. AN ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORM IS POSSIBLE BUT NOT LIKELY ON SATURDAY.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (10-20%).
MAX TEMPERATURE.....53-58 F.
MIN HUMIDITY........19-24%.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 MPH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD (64000 KNOT-FT).
MIXING HEIGHT.......2500 FT AGL INCREASING TO 8000 FT AGL IN THE
                    LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10 MPH.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20%).
MIN TEMPERATURE.....35-40 F.
MAX HUMIDITY........45-51%.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 5 MPH INCREASING TO 12 MPH EARLY IN
                    THE MORNING.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR (10500 KNOT-FT).
MIXING HEIGHT.......6900 FT AGL DECREASING TO 600 FT AGL EARLY IN
                    THE EVENING.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 14 MPH INCREASING TO 21 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50%) THEN BECOMING MOSTLY
                    CLOUDY (70-80%).
MAX TEMPERATURE.....58-63 F.
MIN HUMIDITY........16-21%.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 14 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS
                    EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR (37400 KNOT-FT) INCREASING TO EXCELLENT
                    (279000 KNOT-FT).
MIXING HEIGHT.......2000 FT AGL INCREASING TO 12400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 26 MPH.

$$
FORECASTER...JULIE MALINGOWSKI
REQUESTED BY...BRAD PIETRUSZKA
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20140417.WESTR.02/GJT



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.