Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Great Falls, MT

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Spot Forecast for CHECKERBOARD...USFS
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
848 AM MDT Sun Jul 23 2017

Forecast is based on request time of 0900 MDT on July 23.
If conditions become unrepresentative...contact the National Weather
Service.

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 9 PM MDT THIS
EVENING...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING...

.DISCUSSION...

Hot, dry, and windy conditions will result in critical fire weather
conditions well into the evening hours today. Additionally, there is
an extremely slight chance of a dry shower or thunderstorm that could
produce a few lightning strikes as well as gusty and erratic winds.
A weather front passes through the fire area early Monday from the
north, but by afternoon primarily dry thunderstorms are expected to
develop, which could again result in new fire starts as well as gusty
and erratic winds across the fire area.


.TODAY...

Sky/weather.........Sunny.
CWR.................0 percent.
Max temperature.....87-92.
Min humidity........11-16 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........Southwest winds up to 10 mph. Gusts to 20 mph after
                    1200 hours outside in exposed areas.

.TONIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Mostly clear. A slight chance of a dry shower or
thunderstorm.
CWR.................0 percent.
Min temperature.....54-59.
Max humidity........64-69 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........West winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts to 15 mph until 2100
                    hours outside in exposed areas. Gusty and erratic
                    winds expected near any shower or thunderstorm.

.MONDAY...

Sky/weather.........Mostly Sunny. A slight chance of dry thunderstorms in
                    the afternoon.
CWR.................0 percent.
Max temperature.....80-85.
Min humidity........17-22 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........West winds 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 25 mph.
                    Gusty and erratic winds expected near
                    thunderstorms in the afternoon.

$$
Forecaster...Cassell
Requested by...Will Hall
Type of request...WILDFIRE
.TAG 1713213.0/TFX
.EMAIL wfhall@fs.fed.us,clpletan@fs.fed.us



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