Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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SPOT FORECAST FOR DRY FORK PILES...BLM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
354 PM MST MON MAR 2 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1000 MST ON MARCH 02.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...A SECONDARY DISTURBANCE WILL PASS OVER THE FIRE SITE
AROUND NOON INCREASING THE CHANCE FOR SNOW SHOWERS. THIS FEATURE WILL
ALSO GENERATE GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WHICH WILL AID VENTILATION. A
SECONDARY COLD FRONT ASSOCIATED WITH THE DISTURBANCE WILL HOLD TEMPS
DOWN ON WEDNESDAY AND A LITTLE LESS WIND EXPECT...THOUGH VENTILATION
LIKELY TO REMAIN FAVORABLE.

.TODAY (TUESDAY)...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80%). ISOLATED SNOW SHOWERS
                    IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS IN
THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....30 TO 35 F.
MIN HUMIDITY........45-50%.
20-FOOT WINDS.......DOWNSLOPE 4 TO 8 MPH THROUGH 0900...THEN
BECOMING NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
20 MPH BY 1300.
CLEARING INDEX......50 INCREASING TO 1050 BY 1400.
MIXING HEIGHT.......RISING TO 5600 FT AGL BY 1400.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 5 MPH INCREASING TO WEST 16 MPH IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.

.WEDNESDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40%) THEN BECOMING MOSTLY
                    SUNNY (20-30%). COOLER.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....25-30 F.
MIN HUMIDITY........35-40%.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 5 MPH.
CLEARING INDEX......100 INCREASING TO 1050 BY 1400.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2600 FT AGL INCREASING TO 4600 FT AGL BY 1200.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 11 MPH INCREASING TO 24 MPH IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.

$$

FORECASTER...NORV LARSON
REQUESTED BY...NATE WIEDOW
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20150302.DRYFO.01/GJT


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