Suppression Forecast
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Spot Forecast for South Antelope Rx...BLM
National Weather Service Midland/Odessa TX
444 PM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

Forecast is based on ignition time of 1600 MST on February 24.
If conditions become unrepresentative...contact the National Weather
Service.

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CST THIS EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...

A weak cold front will move into the area tonight with west winds
becoming northwesterly, then slowly veering around from the
northeast, southeast, and ultimately south by Saturday afternoon.
Winds will remain below 20 mph except in a few occasional
afternoon gusts on Saturday, increasing Sunday into early next
week with critical fire weather conditions possible again Monday
and Tuesday. Low RH values will continue across much of the area
through Tuesday with poor to fair overnight recovery.

&&

For point-specific forecasts please see the Point Fire Weather Matrix
product issued by the Midland/Odessa National Weather Service Office.

.TONIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10 percent).
Min temperature.....Around 27.
Max humidity........28-38 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........North winds 7 to 12 mph.
Mixing height.......8900 ft AGL decreasing to 0-300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 23 mph becoming northeast
                    around 6 mph in the late evening and overnight.

TIME (MST)      5 PM   7 PM   9 PM   11 PM  1 AM   3 AM
Sky cover.......CLEAR  CLEAR  CLEAR  CLEAR  CLEAR  CLEAR
Weather cov.....
Weather type....NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE
Tstm cov........
Temp............62     53     44     38     32     28
RH..............8      13     20     26     32     32
20 FT wind dir..W      NW     NW     N      N      N
20 FT wind spd..22     18     15     11     12     9
20 FT wind gust.30     20
Mix hgt (ft)....8900   2900   BLW100 300    300    200
Transp wind dir.W      NW     NW     N      N      N
Transp wind spd.30     18     13     7      7      6

.SATURDAY...

Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
Max temperature.....Around 60.
Min humidity........12 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........Northeast winds 5 to 11 mph shifting to the
                    south 9 to 14 mph early in the morning.
Mixing height.......200-2000 ft AGL increasing to 3100-4300 ft AGL
                    late in the morning, then increasing to
                    5400-6300 ft AGL in the afternoon decreasing to
                    3900 ft AGL late in the afternoon.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 3 mph increasing to southwest
                    around 16 mph early in the morning.

TIME (MST)      5 AM         9 AM         1 PM
Sky cover.......CLEAR        CLEAR        CLEAR
Weather cov.....
Weather type....NONE         NONE         NONE
Tstm cov........
Temp............26           37           56
RH..............29           29           12
20 FT wind dir..N            SE           S
20 FT wind spd..5            7            12
20 FT wind gust.                          15
Mix hgt (ft)....200          2000         6200
Transp wind dir.NE           S            SW
Transp wind spd.3            7            16

$$
Forecaster...Hennig
Requested by...Nathan Curnutt
Type of request...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 1702493.2/MAF


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