Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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Spot Forecast for West Slope Riparian RX...BLM
National Weather Service Riverton WY
244 PM MDT Mon Mar 27 2017

Forecast is based on ignition time of 1300 MDT on March 28.
If conditions become unrepresentative...contact the National Weather
Service.

.DISCUSSION...

An upper level disturbance and associated cold front will move through the
area tonight and Tuesday with light rain showers, or possible rain mixed with
snow after midnight, occurring into early Tuesday afternoon. Generally less
than two tenths of an inch of precipitation is expected with this first system,
but overall warming and drying will not be particularly robust before the next
one arrives later Thursday. Only light rain is expected for the most part
Thursday night through the day Friday with .20 to .30 inches of precipitation
generally expected.

...Thunderstorms imply strong gusty and erratic winds...
...Haines index is high level haines both day and night...

FORECASTER...Braun

.TUESDAY NIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Becoming partly cloudy (50-60 percent).
Min temperature.....34-39.
Max humidity........73-78 percent.
20-foot winds.......North winds 8 to 12 mph with gusts
                    15 to 20 mph mph early in the evening becoming
                    light and downslope/downvalley 4-7 mph.
Ridge top winds.....North 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................No Tstms.
Chc of wetting rain.Zero percent.
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......500 FT AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 14 to 16 mph shifting to the
                    southeast 12 to 13 mph after midnight.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor.

.WEDNESDAY...

Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35 to 50 percent) early becoming
                    mostly cloudy (60-70 percent).
Max temperature.....58-63.
Min humidity........29-34 percent.
20-foot winds.......Upslope/upvalley 5-9 mph. Gusts up to 15 mph in
                    the afternoon.
Ridge top winds.....Southwest 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................No Tstms.
Chc of wetting rain.Zero percent.
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......500 ft early increasing to 1300 ft AGL by 1200,
                    then to 3400 ft AGL by 3pm.
Transport winds.....South 12 to 16 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor to good (afternoon).

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Mostly cloudy. Lows around 40. Winds generally less than 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...
Mostly cloudy with slight chance of rain late in the afternoon...then
a chance of rain Thursday night. Lows around 40. Highs in the upper
50s. Winds generally less than 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...
Cooler. Cloudy with chance of rain. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs
in the upper 40s. North winds around 11 mph.
.SATURDAY...
Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Highs in the mid 50s. Winds
generally less than 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...
Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Highs in the upper 50s.
Winds generally less than 10 mph.

$$
Forecaster...Braun
Requested by...Tim Haas
Type of request...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 1705293.0/RIW
.EMAIL tjhaas@blm.gov



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