Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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SPOT FORECAST FOR WATERMELON HILL...WA IMT 5
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
645 PM PDT TUE JUL 22 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1924 MDT ON JULY 22.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...
WINDS WILL BE RELATIVELY LIGHT...BY TURNBULL/FISHTRAP STANDARDS...
TONIGHT. CLOUDS WILL BE ON THE INCREASE TONIGHT AS A
DEEP LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM ORGANIZES OFF THE WASHINGTON COAST. THE
WEATHER WILL BECOME MORE ACTIVE ON WEDNESDAY AS THIS DEEP LOW PRESSURE
SYSTEM MOVES ACROSS WASHINGTON AND IDAHO. THERE WILL BE A 50 PERCENT
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS ON WEDNESDAY...AND A 80 PERCENT CHANCE OF
THUNDERSTORMS WEDNESDAY EVENING. STORMS WILL HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO
PRODUCE LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN AND GUSTY WINDS. THE WATERMELON HILL
WILDFIRE WILL ALSO EXPERIENCE A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN THE WINDS
BY LATE AFTERNOON ON WEDNESDAY. SUSTAINED WEST WINDS OF 20 MPH WITH
GUSTS OF 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED WEDNESDAY EVENING. THE INCREASE IN WIND
WILL BE ACCOMPANIED BY COOLER TEMPERATURES. AT THIS TIME...HUMIDITY
VALUES APPEAR TO BE TOO MOIST FOR RED FLAG CONCERNS WEDNESDAY OR
WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. ISOLATED SHOWERS IN THE EVENING.
                    ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH THE NIGHT.
                    SCATTERED SHOWERS OVERNIGHT.
CWR.................24 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 61.
MAX HUMIDITY........90 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 7 MPH IN THE EVENING SHIFTING
                    TO THE EAST 5 TO 6 MPH OVERNIGHT. GUSTY AND
                    ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1500-2600 FT AGL EARLY IN THE
                    EVENING...BECOMING NEAR SURFACE IN THE LATE
                    EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 3 TO 7 MPH.
LAL.................2.
HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.

.WEDNESDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN CHANCE OF
                    SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WITH SMALL HAIL IN
                    THE AFTERNOON. THUNDERSTORMS MORE NUMEROUS IN
                    THE LATE AFTERNOON.
CWR.................20 PERCENT DURING THE DAY...50 PERCENT BY
                    WEDNESDAY NIGHT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 84.
MIN HUMIDITY........34 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 8 MPH IN THE MORNING
                    SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH 8 TO 12 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
                    AROUND 30 MPH AFTER 1300 PDT. GUSTY AND
                    ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
MIXING HEIGHT.......NEAR SURFACE...BECOMING 6500-7500 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST 12 TO 16 MPH SHIFTING TO SOUTHWEST
                    18 TO 22 MPH IN THE LATE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................4.
HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.

$$
FORECASTER...EK
REQUESTED BY...JON HANKE
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20140722.WATER.01/OTX



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