Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Pocatello, ID

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SPOT FORECAST FOR COMET FIRE...USFS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE POCATELLO ID
457 AM MDT SAT JUL 30 2016

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1915 MDT ON JULY 29.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM
MDT SUNDAY...

.DISCUSSION...THIS MORNING THERE WILL BE A SURFACE FRONT
DEVELOPING JUST TO THE EAST OF THE FIRE. WINDS WILL BE INITIALLY
LIGHT, THEN INCREASE IN THE AFTERNOON. RED FLAG CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON, THEN WINDS EASE OFF DURING THE OVERNIGHT
HOURS, AND BECOMING STRONGER ON SUNDAY. HUMIDITY DROPS 2 TO 3
PERCENT ON SUNDAY OWING TO VERY DRY WEST WINDS ALOFT. THEREFORE
THE RED FLAG CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED BOTH DAYS.

ANOTHER VERY DRY COLD FRONT WITH STRONG GUSTY WINDS IS EXPECTED
ON TUESDAY.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 94 AT 4100 FEET...NEAR 87 AT 5500 FEET.
MIN HUMIDITY........14 PERCENT AT 4100 FEET...16 PERCENT AT 5500 FEET.
WIND (20 FT)........VARIABLE WINDS 2-4 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 6
                    TO 10 MPH BY 1200 HOURS, THEN WEST BY 1400 HOURS WITH RIDGE TOP
                    GUSTS INCREASING TO 25 MPH.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........4.
LAL.................2.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 52.
MAX HUMIDITY........72 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 6 TO 11 MPH.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........4.
LAL.................1.

.SUNDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 89.
MIN HUMIDITY........10 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 7 TO 12 MPH.WIND GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN THE MORNING,
                    INCREASING TO NEAR 35 MPH AT RIDGETOP BY 1200 HOURS.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........5.
LAL.................1.

$$
FORECASTER...SURVICK
REQUESTED BY...JORDAN KELLER USFS
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20160729.COMET.01/PIH



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