Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS San Joaquin Valley, CA

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FNUS76 KHNX 300523
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SPOT FORECAST FOR SPRING...SIERRA NATIONAL FOREST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA
1023 PM PDT FRI JUL 29 2016

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1911 PDT ON JULY 29.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...
A STRONG RIDGE OF HIGH PRESSURE ANCHORED OVER THE GREAT BASIN WILL
CONTINUE TO BRING ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES, LOW HUMIDITY, AND
TERRAIN DRIVEN WINDS TO THE FIRE AREA THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THERE IS
A SLIGHT CHANCE OF A THUNDERSTORM EACH AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.


.SATURDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY. BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE
                    OF A THUNDERSTORM AFTER 1200 PDT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....87-90.
MIN HUMIDITY........21-24 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....DOWNSLOPE 1-3 MPH IN THE EARLY MORNING BECOMING
                    UPSLOPE 3-7 MPH AFTER 1000 PDT.
SURROUNDING RIDGE...WEST 5-11 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......RISING TO AROUND 11000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST NEAR 2 MPH BECOMING SOUTHWEST AROUND 8 MPH
                    AFTER 1000 PDT.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF A THUNDERSTORM
                    IN THE EARLY EVENING,,,THEN BECOMING CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....58-61.
MAX HUMIDITY........38-41 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....UPSLOPE 3-6 MPH IN THE EARLY EVENING BECOMING
                    DOWNSLOPE 1-3 MPH AFTER 2000 PDT.
SURROUNDING RIDGE...WEST 4-8 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......LOWERING BELOW 500 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH BECOMING WEST NEAR 3 MPH
                    AFTER 2200 PDT.

.SUNDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY. BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE
                    OF A THUNDERSTORM AFTER 1200 PDT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....86-89.
MIN HUMIDITY........21-24 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....DOWNSLOPE 1-3 MPH IN THE EARLY MORNING BECOMING
                    UPSLOPE 3-7 MPH AFTER 1000 PDT.
SURROUNDING RIDGE...WEST 4-9 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......RISING TO AROUND 9000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST NEAR 3 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 8 MPH
                    AFTER 1000 PDT.

$$
FORECASTER...BAGNALL
REQUESTED BY...SIERRA  ECC
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20160729.SPRIN.01/HNX


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