Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Missoula, MT

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Spot Forecast for Rice Ridge
National Weather Service Missoula MT
447 PM MDT Thu Jul 27 2017

Forecast is based on request time of 0600 MDT on July 28.
If conditions become unrepresentative...contact the National Weather
Service.

.DISCUSSION...
A weak disturbance late this (Friday) afternoon and evening could
initiate isolated showers and thunderstorms in the vicinity of
the fire. The best chance for any storm activity will be after
1600 through sunset. Although the chances are slight, storms that
do develop could produce gusty erratic winds, lightning, and brief
heavy rainfall. Chance of wetting rains are very low. By the
weekend, the pattern will trend warmer and drier, with thermal
belts developing overnight. This abnormally hot and dry pattern
will last into mid next week with wetting rains not expected.

.FRIDAY...

* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny becoming partly cloudy. A
  slight chance for showers and thunderstorms to develop in the
  late afternoon/evening in the vicinity of the fire.
* Max Temperature.....76-81.
* Min Humidity........19-25 percent.
* Wind (20 ft)........Southwest 3-5 mph. Occasional gusts to 15
  mph in the late afternoon. Wind gusts will be higher around
  thunderstorm activity.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...Less than 5 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Mixing Height.......4500 ft agl increasing to 9000 ft agl in the
  afternoon.
* Mixing Winds........West 5-10 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Precip Amount.......0.00 inches.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...

* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
* Min Temperature.....45-50.
* Max Humidity........55-60 percent.
* Wind (20 ft)........Drainage winds 3-5 mph in the late evening
  becoming variable 2-4 mph overnight.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Mixing Height.......9000 ft agl decreasing to 1000 ft agl after
  midnight.
* Mixing Winds........Southwest 5 mph.
* Precip Amount.......0.00 inches.

.SATURDAY...

* Sky/Weather.........Mostly sunny.
* Max Temperature.....79-84.
* Min Humidity........16-21 percent.
* Wind (20 ft)........Variable 2-4 mph. Terrain-driven winds.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.
* LAL.................1.
* Mixing Height.......1000 ft agl increasing to 9000 ft agl in the
  afternoon.
* Mixing Winds........Southwest 5 mph.
* Haines Index........3 very low.
* Precip Amount.......0.00 inches.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SUNDAY...
Mostly clear. Lows 50-55. Highs 80-85. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.MONDAY...
Mostly clear. Lows 48-53. Highs 79-84. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.TUESDAY...
Mostly clear. Lows 47-52. Highs 78-83. Diurnal terrain winds to
10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...
Mostly clear. Lows 49-54. Highs 78-83.
.THURSDAY...
Mostly clear. Lows 49-54. Highs 77-82.

$$
Forecaster...Henry

Requested by...Kim Soper
Type of request...WILDFIRE
.TAG 1713330.3/MSO



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