Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS San Joaquin Valley, CA

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SPOT FORECAST FOR FRENCH...USFS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA
249 PM PDT THU AUG 21 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1358 PDT ON AUGUST 21.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...A DRY NORTHWESTERLY FLOW ALOFT WILL RESIDE OVER THE
FIRE THROUGH THE WEEKEND AS AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE
TRACKS FROM THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST INTO THE GREAT BASIN. RIDGE WINDS
WILL BE A LITTLE STRONGER AND GUSTY FRIDAY AFTERNOON INTO FRIDAY
NIGHT. LITTLE DIURNAL CHANGE IN HUMIDITIES CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGH
FRIDAY NIGHT WITH A SLIGHT DECREASE THEREAFTER. TEMPERATURES WILL
COOL A FEW DEGREES EACH DAY THROUGH SATURDAY.


.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY THIS EVENING. CLEAR LATER TONIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....BASE 55-60.             TOP 42-47.
MAX HUMIDITY........BASE 57-62 PERCENT.     TOP 70-80 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....UPSLOPE 2-4 MPH UNTIL 1930 PDT BECOMING DOWNSLOPE
                    1-3 MPH BY 2030 PDT.
SURROUNDING RIDGE...SOUTHWEST 8-15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH.


.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....BASE 85-90.             TOP 65-70.
MIN HUMIDITY........22-27 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....DOWNSLOPE 1-3 MPH BECOMING UPSLOPE 3-5 MPH BY
                    1100 PDT.
SURROUNDING RIDGE...SOUTHWEST 10-18 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 28 MPH.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....BASE 52-57.             TOP 40-45.
MAX HUMIDITY........BASE 55-60 PERCENT.     TOP 67-72 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....UPSLOPE 3-5 MPH UNTIL 1930 PDT BECOMING
                    DOWNSLOPE 1-3 MPH BY 2030 PDT.
SURROUNDING RIDGE...SOUTHWEST 8-15 MPH IN THE EVENING DECREASING
                    TO 5-8 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.SATURDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....BASE 82-87.             TOP 62-67.
MIN HUMIDITY........20-25 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....DOWNSLOPE 1-3 MPH BECOMING UPSLOPE 2-4 MPH BY
                    1100 PDT.
SURROUNDING RIDGE...SOUTHWEST TO WEST 4-8 MPH.


.OUTLOOK FOR SUNDAY...SUNNY. LITTLE CHANGE IN TEMPERATURES WITH
HUMIDITIES DOWN 3-5 PERCENT. EYE LEVEL WINDS UPSLOPE 2-4 MPH.
RIDGE WINDS NORTHEAST TO SOUTHEAST 3-6 MPH IN THE MORNING SHIFTING
TO WEST 4-8 MPH BY AFTERNOON.

$$
FORECASTER...DURFEE
REQUESTED BY...BURT STALTER
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20140821.FRENC.01/HNX


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