Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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SPOT FORECAST FOR HITTLE BOTTOM RX...BLM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
953 PM MDT WED APR 23 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1030 MDT ON APRIL 24.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...AFTER A COLD START TO TODAY...TEMPERATURES RECOVER
TO  NEAR NORMAL THIS AFTERNOON. TRANSPORT WINDS ARE LIGHT BUT
MIXING WILL BE DEEP ENOUGH FOR GOOD AFTERNOON SMOKE DISPERSAL.
MIXING WILL COLLAPSE QUICKLY WITH SUNSET. THE AIR MASS IS VERY
DRY FOR POOR RH RECOVERY TONIGHT. SOUTHWEST GRADIENT WINDS WILL
INCREASE TONIGHT AND BECOME STRONG ON FRIDAY AS THE NEXT STRONGER
PACIFIC LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM COMES ONSHORE.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........INCREASING HIGH CLOUDS THROUGH THE DAY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....61-66 F.
MIN HUMIDITY........8-13%.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
CLEARING INDEX......300 INCREASING TO 900 BY MID AFTERNOON.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2500 FT AGL INCREASING TO 9000 FT AGL IN THE
                    LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHWEST 10 MPH IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT AFTER SUNSET...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH HIGH CLOUDS.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....41-46 F.
MAX HUMIDITY........23-28%.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 2-5 MPH.
CLEARING INDEX......LESS THAN 100.
MIXING HEIGHT.......LESS THAN 1000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST 5 MPH INCREASING TO 12 MPH LATE.

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50%). WINDY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....70-75 F.
MIN HUMIDITY........9-14%.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST 10-15 MPH BY MID MORNING WITH
                    AFTERNOON GUSTS TO 30 MPH.
CLEARING INDEX......INCREASING TO 1000+ BEFORE NOON.
MIXING HEIGHT.......INCREASING TO 13000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 13 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTHWEST 33 MPH IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.

$$
FORECASTER...JOE RAMEY
REQUESTED BY...BRIAN KEATING
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20140424.HITTL.01/GJT



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