Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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Spot Forecast for Cattle Creek Rx...USFS
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
722 AM MDT Thu Oct 19 2017

Forecast is based on ignition time of 0800 MDT on October 19.
If conditions become unrepresentative...contact the National Weather
Service.

.DISCUSSION...A weather disturbance will bring an increase in high
level cloud cover and increased winds to the fire site today.
Ridges will be breezy this morning and the winds should surface
into the local valleys as surface heating initiates thermals late
this morning.

.TODAY...

Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50%).
Max temperature.....56-61 F.
Min humidity........21-26%.
Wind (20 ft)........Upslope winds 3 to 5 MPH, becoming southwest 8 to 14 MPH
                    with gusts of 20 to 25 MPH in the afternoon.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor (14000 knot-ft), increasing to fair around 1100 then
                    becoming good in the afternoon.
Haines Index........5 moderate.
LAL.................1.
Mixing height.......3200 ft AGL, increasing to 7200 ft AGL in the
                    afternoon.
Transport winds.....Southwest 10 MPH.

.TONIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60%).
Min temperature.....38-43 F.
Max humidity........61-66%.
Wind (20 ft)........Downvalley then downslope winds 7 to 10 MPH.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor (27000 knot-ft).
Haines Index........4 low.
LAL.................1.
Mixing height.......3100 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest 15 MPH.

.FRIDAY...

Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50%).
Max temperature.....52-57 F.
Min humidity........34-39%.
Wind (20 ft)........Southwest winds 17 to 22 MPH with gusts up to 30 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor (21000 knot-ft) in the morning, increasing to
                    fair by 1000, then excellent after noon.
Haines Index........3 very low.
LAL.................1.
Mixing height.......4100 ft AGL, increasing to 8300 ft AGL in the
                    afternoon.
Transport winds.....Southwest 35 MPH.

$$
Forecaster...Julie Malingowski
Requested by...Jim Genung
Type of request...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 1717534.0/GJT
.EMAIL jgenung@fs.fed.us


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