Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Raleigh/Durham, NC

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Spot Forecast for Old Ridge Longleaf...US Forest Service
National Weather Service Raleigh NC
933 AM EST Fri Feb 23 2018

Forecast is based on ignition time of 1100 EST on February 23.
If conditions become unrepresentative...contact the National Weather
Service.

Please contact this NWS office if you have questions
or concerns with this forecast.

.DISCUSSION...
A strong sub-tropical ridge aloft situated off the Southeast U.S.
coast will weaken while drifting south toward the Bahamas through
Friday night. Meanwhile, a front will become quasi-stationary over
central NC tthis morning, then retreat north as a warm front this
afternoon through Saturday.  An approaching low pressure system
will increase the threat for showers Sunday into Monday.

.TODAY...

Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (50-60 percent).
Chance of pcpn......10 percent.
Max temperature.....Around 77.
Min humidity........54 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........
 Slope/valley.......Light and variable winds, becoming south 5 to 6
                    mph in the afternoon.
Mixing height.......300-2000 ft AGL, increasing to 2600-4300 ft AGL
                    in the afternoon.
Transport winds.....South 1 to 10 mph, becoming southwest 12 to 13
                    mph early in the afternoon.

TIME (EST)      11 AM  1 PM   3 PM   5 PM
Sky (%).........69     62     50     45
Weather cov.....
Weather type....NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE
Tstm cov........
Chc of pcpn (%).10     10     10     10
Temp............65     70     75     75
RH..............87     76     58     54
20 ft wind......E 4    SE 5   S 5    S 6
20 ft wind gust.5                    10
Mix hgt (ft)....2000   3200   4300   4300
Transport wind..SE 6   S 10   SW 13  S 12

$$
Forecaster...STRICKLER
Requested by...Kelly Cagle
Type of request...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 1802429.0/RAH
.EMAIL kcagle@fs.fed.us



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