Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Eureka, CA

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SPOT FORECAST FOR NICKOWITZ...US FOREST SERVICE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE EUREKA CA
608 AM PDT MON AUG 31 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 0520 PDT ON AUGUST 31.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON ARE EXPECTED TO BE A
BIT WARMER THAN YESTERDAY...LEADING TO LOWER AFTERNOON HUMIDITY
PARTICULARLY AT HIGH ELEVATIONS. EVEN DRIER AIR WILL MOVE
OVERHEAD THIS AFTERNOON AND DESCEND TO LOWER ALTITUDES
TONIGHT...CAUSING OVERNIGHT RH VALUES TO QUICKLY DROP AFTER A BRIEF
PERIOD OF RECOVERY DURING THE EVENING...PARTICULARLY ALONG RIDGE TOPS
AND MID SLOPES. IT WOULD NOT BE A SURPRISE TO SEE HUMIDITY VALUES
FALL INTO THE TEENS OR LOWER PRIOR TO SUNRISE ALONG THE
RIDGES. FORTUNATELY WIND SPEEDS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN GENERALLY
LIGHT...WITH ONSHORE NORTHWEST FLOW IN THE AFTERNOONS AND NORTH
NORTHEAST OFFSHORE FLOW OVERNIGHT. IN THE VALLEYS...RECOVERIES
SHOULD CONTINUE TO BE GOOD TONIGHT...WITH FOG LIKELY AGAIN AS WELL.
DRY AIR ALOFT WILL LINGER INTO THE DAY TUESDAY...BUT MOIST CONDITIONS
WILL RETURN BRIEFLY TUESDAY NIGHT AS ANOTHER WEAKENING FRONT IMPACTS
THE NORTHWEST CALIFORNIA COAST...POTENTIALLY BRINGING LIGHT RAIN
CHANCES TO DEL NORTE AND NORTHERN HUMBOLDT COUNTIES THROUGH
WEDNESDAY. A MORE SIGNIFICANT WARM UP IS FORECAST OVER THE WEEKEND.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....65-77...HIGHEST TEMPS IN VALLEYS
MIN HUMIDITY........25-40 PERCENT.  LOWEST VALUES ON RIDGES.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....NNW WINDS 2 TO 6 MPH.
SURROUNDING RIDGE...NNW WINDS 4 TO 10 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1100 FT AGL INCREASING TO 3500 FT AGL IN THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING WINDS........NNW 7 MPH.
WIND (20 FT)........NNW WINDS 3 TO 8 MPH.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR THEN BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....54-59.
MAX HUMIDITY........80-90 PERCENT IN VALLEYS.
                    50 TO 60 PERCENT ON RIDGES/MID SLOPES IN THE EVENING
                    DROPPING RAPIDLY TO 10 TO 20 PERCENT LATE.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....NNE 2 TO 5 MPH.  HEAVY TERRAIN INFLUENCE.
SURROUNDING RIDGE...NNE 3 TO 10 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1500 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........NNE 5 MPH.
WIND (20 FT)........NNE WINDS 3 TO 7 MPH.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.

.TUESDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY THEN BECOMING PARTLY CLOUDY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....64-76...HIGHEST TEMPS IN VALLEYS.
MIN HUMIDITY........30-40 PERCENT VALLEYS.
                    10 TO 20 PERCENT ON RIDGES/MID SLOPES EARLY.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....NNE 2 TO 5 MPH...BECOMING NW 2 TO 6 MPH
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.
SURROUNDING RIDGE...NNE 3 TO 10 MPH...BECOMING NW 4 TO 10 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1500 FT AGL INCREASING TO 3000 FT AGL IN THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING WINDS........NW 7 MPH.
WIND (20 FT)........NNE 3 TO 7 MPH...BECOMING NW 3 TO 8 MPH
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.

$$
FORECASTER...CHARBONEAU
REQUESTED BY...STEVE SCHUMACHER
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150831.NICKO.01/EKA



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