Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SPOT FORECAST FOR RATTLESNAKE...NMSF N6S
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1012 AM MDT THU JUL 28 2016

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

DISCUSSION...
UPPER LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED WEST OF THE FOUR CORNERS WILL
MAINTAIN A LIGHT NORTHEAST TO SOUTHWEST FREE-AIR WIND OVER THE
AREA THROUGH TONIGHT. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO
DEVELOP OVER THE HIGHER TERRAIN IMMEDIATELY NEAR/EAST OF THE FIRE
BY EARLY AFTERNOON. THEY WILL DRIFT TOWARD THE SOUTHWEST.  AFTER A
BRIEF LULL,  ISOLATED STORMS AND OUTFLOW FROM THE NORTH COULD
IMPACT THE AREA TOWARD SUNSET. ERRATIC AND GUSTY OUTFLOW
WINDS WILL BE THE MAIN CONCERN WITH WETTING FOOTPRINTS RELATIVELY
SMALL GIVEN BELOW AVERAGE MOISTURE LEVELS.  A VERY SIMILAR PATTERN
ON FRIDAY IF NOT SLIGHTLY MORE ACTIVE RELATIVE TO TODAY.

FOR TODAY
   CLOUDS/WEATHER......BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A FEW BUILDUPS
                       BY MIDDAY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
                       AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 1400 HOURS.
   CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT INCREASING TO 20 PERCENT IN THE
                       AFTERNOON.
   TEMPERATURE.........MAX 90-93.
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MIN 20-25 PERCENT.
   20 FOOT WIND........TERRAIN DOMINATED LESS THAN 8 MPH. GUSTY AND
                       ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN
                       THE AFTERNOON.
   MIXING HEIGHT.......14000 FT AGL.
   TRANSPORT WIND......EAST 5 KNOTS.
   MAX VENT RATE.......FAIR/51594 KNOT-FT AT 1300 LOCAL.
   VENTILATION TREND...POOR/32833 KNOT-FT AROUND MID MORNING AND
                       FAIR/49433 KNOT-FT BY MID AFTERNOON.

FOR TONIGHT
   CLOUDS/WEATHER......PARTLY CLOUDY WITH ISOLATED SHOWERS
                       AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING. BECOMING
                       CLEAR AFTER 2100 HOURS.
   CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT DECREASING TO 0 PERCENT AFTER
                       MIDNIGHT.
   TEMPERATURE.........MIN 62-66.
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MAX 58-63 PERCENT.
   20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST WINDS 7 TO 10 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC
                       WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                       EVENING.
   VENTILATION TREND...FAIR/48000 KNOT-FT BY EARLY EVENING AND
                       POOR/0 KNOT-FT BY LATE EVENING.

FOR FRIDAY
   CLOUDS/WEATHER......PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                       THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
   CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT INCREASING TO 20 PERCENT IN THE
                       AFTERNOON.
   TEMPERATURE.........MAX 90-94.
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MIN 21-26 PERCENT.
   20 FOOT WIND........SOUTH WINDS 7 TO 10 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC
                       WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                       AFTERNOON.
   MIXING HEIGHT.......15000 FT AGL.
   TRANSPORT WIND......SOUTHEAST 12 KNOTS.
   MAX VENT RATE.......GOOD/75000 KNOT-FT AT 1800 LOCAL.
   VENTILATION TREND...POOR/34267 KNOT-FT AROUND MID MORNING AND
                       GOOD/62153 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...41

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REQUESTED BY...E64 ANDREW 505-506-9431
REASON FOR REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20160728.RATTL.01/ABQ



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