Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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Spot Forecast for Hoope Point...USFS
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
649 PM MDT Thu Sep 21 2017

Forecast is based on request time of 1900 MDT on September 21.
If conditions become unrepresentative...contact the National Weather
Service.

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 PM MDT THIS EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...Wind gusts to 40 mph recently reported at Dove Creek
so this threat will continue through at least sunset after which
winds should decrease some. Gusts near 25 mph still possible most
the night however. Some moisture arrives in this southerly flow to
help humidity recover tomorrow along with some isolated showers.
However gusty south winds will continue through the day.

.REST OF TONIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40%).
Min temperature.....Near 52 F.
Max humidity........48-53%.
Wind (20 ft)........Breezy. South winds 20 to 25 MPH with gusts
                    30 to 40 mph through 2000 then 12 to 17 mph
                    with gusts 22 to 27 mph overnight.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent through 2000 then decreasing to fair
                    by 2200.
Haines Index........5 moderate.
LAL.................1.
Mixing height.......6600 ft AGL, decreasing to 2600 ft AGL after
                    midnight.
Transport winds.....South 30 MPH.

.FRIDAY...

Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60%). Isolated showers and
                    thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Max temperature.....Near 67 F.
Min humidity........22-27%.
Wind (20 ft)........South winds 15 to 20 MPH with gusts up to 30 mph.
                    Gusty and erratic winds expected near
                    thunderstorms in the afternoon.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent.
Haines Index........4 low.
LAL.................2.
Mixing height.......11500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....South 35 MPH.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (60-70%). Scattered showers.
Min temperature.....43-48 F.
Max humidity........65-70%.
Wind (20 ft)........South winds 15 MPH with gusts up to 25 mph,
                    diminishing to 5 MPH after midnight.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent, decreasing to poor (23000-26000
                    knot-ft) in the late evening and overnight.
Haines Index........4 low.
LAL.................1.
Mixing height.......10600 ft AGL, decreasing to 1800 ft AGL after
                    midnight.
Transport winds.....South 20 MPH.

$$
Forecaster...Dennis Phillips
Requested by...Matt Traynham
Type of request...WILDFIRE
.TAG 1716129.0/GJT
.EMAIL durangodispatch@gmail.com



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