Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Billings, MT

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FNUS75 KBYZ 291335
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SPOT FORECAST FOR ARDEN...USFS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
735 AM MDT FRI JUL 29 2016

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 0710 MDT ON JULY 29.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...
EXPECT SOME SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS TO DEVELOP OFF THE MOUNTAINS
DURING THE EARLY AFTERNOON...BUT THESE SHOULD DISSIPATE BY EARLY
EVENING. WINDS WILL GENERALLY BE SIMILAR TO YESTERDAY...BECOMING A
BIT GUSTY IN THE AFTERNOON...ESPECIALLY FROM THE THUNDERSTORMS.
OVERNIGHT EXPECT DECENT HUMIDITY RECOVERIES. SATURDAY WILL BE
WARMER AND DRIER AS A RIDGE BEGINS TO BUILD INTO THE AREA.
TEMPERATURES WILL BE GETTING INTO THE UPPER 60S WITH RELATIVE
HUMIDITY VALUES IN THE TEENS. WINDS WILL BE AGAIN SIMILAR TO
TODAY. REIMER

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
CWR.................37 PERCENT.
LAL.................3...9 TO 15 STRIKES/15 MIN/CELL.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....65-70.
MIN HUMIDITY........46-51 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........
 SLOPE/VALLEY.......WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH...BECOMING
                    UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY DURING THE
                    AFTERNOON...WITH GUSTS TO 15 MPH.
                    GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED NEAR
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
 RIDGETOP...........WEST 5 TO 15 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......9400 FT AGL IN THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING WINDS........WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........3.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
CWR.................18 PERCENT.
LAL.................3...9 TO 15 STRIKES/15 MIN/CELL.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....43-48.
MAX HUMIDITY........68-73 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........
 SLOPE/VALLEY.......DOWN SLOPEDOWN VALLY WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. GUSTY
                    AND ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS
                    IN THE EVENING.
 RIDGETOP...........WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......9400 FT AGL IN THE EVENING DECREASING TO 500 FT
                    AGL OVERNIGHT.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

.SATURDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
LAL.................1...NO THUNDERSTORMS.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....72-77.
MIN HUMIDITY........25-30 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........
 SLOPE/VALLEY.......UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY WINDS AT 5 TO 10 MPH...WITH
                    GUSTS TO 15 MPH DURING THE AFTERNOON.
 RIDGETOP...........WEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......500 FT AGL IN THE MORNING INCREASING TO 10500
                    FT AGL IN THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........4.

$$

FORECASTER...REIMER
REQUESTED BY...IC VANNOY
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20160729.ARDEN.01/BYZ



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