Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Missoula, MT

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Spot Forecast for Melton 1
National Weather Service Missoula MT
1221 PM MDT FRI AUG 28 2015

Forecast is based on request time of 1153 MDT on August 28.
If conditions become unrepresentative, contact the National Weather
Service.

...Red Flag Warning in effect from Saturday afternoon through
Saturday evening...

.DISCUSSION...Upslope winds will transition to southwest winds
this afternoon with gusty winds possible for the ridgetops. Even
stronger winds will occur on Saturday as a cold front moves
through in the afternoon. Humidity values this afternoon will be
similar to yesterday, with a slight rise on Saturday. Thermal
belts are expected once again tonight with limited RH recovery on
the midslopes. There will be a slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms Saturday, especially along and behind the front.

.Today...

* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy, areas of smoke continuing.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.
* Max Temperature.....Bottom: 83-88. Top:78-83.
* Min Humidity........Bottom: 15-20 percent. Top: 20-25 percent.
* Wind (20 ft)........Upslope 3-6 mph becoming southwest 5-8 mph.
  Ridgetops could see gust to around 20 mph.
* Mixing Height.......Less than 100 ft agl increasing to 7000 ft
  agl in the afternoon.
* Mixing Winds........South 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

.Tonight...

* Sky/Weather.........Cloudy, areas of smoke continuing.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.
* Min Temperature.....Bottom: 57-62. Top: 60-65.
* Max Humidity........Bottom: 65-70 percent. Top: 45-50 percent.
* Wind (20 ft)........West 6-9 mph becoming upslope around 5 mph
  after sunset.
* Mixing Height.......7000 ft agl decreasing to less than 100 ft
  agl after sunset.
* Mixing Winds........South 10 mph.
* LAL.................1.

.Saturday...

* Sky/Weather.........Mostly cloudy, areas of smoke continuing.
  Slight chance of showers in the morning. Slight chance of
  showers and thunderstorms in the afternoon. Erratic winds
  possible with any thunderstorms.
* CWR (> 0.10 Inch)...0 percent.
* Max Temperature.....Bottom: 79-84. Top: 74-79.
* Min Humidity........Bottom: 20-25 percent. Top: 25-30 percent.
* Wind (20 ft)........Southeast 6-9 mph increasing to southwest
  15-20 mph in the afternoon. Gusts to around 35 mph in the
  afternoon for ridgetops.
* Mixing Height.......Less than 100 ft agl increasing to 7000 ft
  agl in the afternoon.
* Mixing Winds........South 20 mph.
* LAL.................2.
* Haines Index........3 very low.

$$
FORECASTER...Booth

REQUESTED BY...Ned Winebrenner
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150828.MELTO.01/MSO


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