Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Billings, MT

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FNUS75 KBYZ 281240
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SPOT FORECAST FOR ARDEN...USFS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
640 AM MDT THU JUL 28 2016

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 0610 MDT ON JULY 28.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...
SHOWER ACTIVITY HAS EXITED THE FIRE SITE AND GUSTY NORTH TO
NORTHEAST WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED UNTIL MID MORNING. WINDS WILL
DECREASE AND TREND TOWARD UPSLOPE/WESTERLY FOR THE AFTERNOON.
SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING
WILL PRODUCE SOME ERRATIC WINDS. A DRYING AND WARMING TREND WILL
BEGIN FRIDAY. JKL

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE MORNING...
                    THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                    AFTERNOON. ERRATIC WIND GUSTS POSSIBLE NEAR
                    STORMS.
CWR.................30 PERCENT.
LAL.................3...9 TO 15 STRIKES/15 MIN/CELL.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....62-67.
MIN HUMIDITY........40-45 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........
 SLOPE/VALLEY.......NORTH TO NORTHEAST 8-15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH
                    EARLY IN THE MORNING...BECOMING WEST TO NORTHWEST
                    6-12 MPH BY NOON.
 RIDGETOP...........NORTHWEST 10-20 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......INCREASING TO 6000 FT AGL IN THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING WINDS........NORTHWEST 15 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........3.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN ISOLATED
                    SHOWERS OVERNIGHT. ERRATIC WIND GUSTS POSSIBLE
                    NEAR STORMS IN THE EVENING.
CWR.................20 PERCENT.
LAL.................3...9 TO 15 STRIKES/15 MIN/CELL.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....40-45.
MAX HUMIDITY........GREATER THAN 80 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........
 SLOPE/VALLEY.......NORTHEAST 5-15 MPH. GUSTS TO 25 MPH IN THE
                    EVENING.
 RIDGETOP...........NORTHWEST 10-20 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......DECREASING TO 500 FT AGL OVERNIGHT.
MIXING WINDS........NORTHWEST 10 MPH.

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.
CWR.................10 PERCENT.
LAL.................3...9 TO 15 STRIKES/15 MIN/CELL.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....65-70.
MIN HUMIDITY........30-35 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........
 SLOPE/VALLEY.......NORTHEAST 5-15 MPH IN THE MORNING BECOMING
                    UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY IN THE AFTERNOON.
 RIDGETOP...........NORTHWEST 10-15 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......INCREASING TO 6500 FT AGL IN THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING WINDS........NORTHWEST 10 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........3.

$$
FORECASTER...LESTER
REQUESTED BY...IC VANNOY
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20160728.ARDEN.01/BYZ



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