Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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Spot Forecast for North Fork Hughes...USFS
National Weather Service Spokane WA
458 AM PDT Tue Aug 22 2017

Forecast is based on request time of 0600 PDT on August 22.
If conditions become unrepresentative...contact the National Weather
Service.

.DISCUSSION...

...Strong dry cold front passage Wednesday night into Thursday
morning...

A ridge of high pressure aloft will promote warm and dry conditions
today with light terrain driven winds. On Wednesday prefrontal
southwest winds will gusts to 15 mph on ridge tops in the afternoon.
There will be a slight chance of showers and thunderstorms with
the front passage late Wednesday night...followed by windy
conditions on Thursday.  Southwest winds on Thursday may
gusts up to 25 mph. A strong warming and drying trend is likely
this weekend into at least early next week.

.TODAY...

Sky/weather.........Sunny.
CWR.................0 percent.
LAL.................1.
Max temperature.....87 at 3200 feet MSL
                    79 at 5400 feet MSL.
Min humidity........20-25 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........Variable 2 to 5 mph.
Mixing height.......Near surface through 0930...then rising to
                    5000 ft AGL in the afternoon.
Transport winds.....Southwest 3 to 7 mph.
Haines Index........2 very low.

.TONIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Clear. Haze overnight.
CWR.................0 percent.
LAL.................1.
Min temperature.....58-63 mid slopes and ridge tops...48-53 bottom
                    of fire area.
Max humidity........38-48 percent mid slopes and ridge tops...
                    65-75 percent bottom of fire area.
Wind (20 ft)........Downslope/downvalley 2 to 4 mph.
Mixing height.......Near surface.
Transport winds.....Downslope/downvalley 2 to 5 mph.
Haines Index........3 very low.

.WEDNESDAY...

Sky/weather.........Sunny. Haze.
CWR.................0 percent.
LAL.................1.
Max temperature.....85 at 3200 feet MSL
                    77 at 5400 feet MSL.
Min humidity........26-31 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........Variable 2 to 5 mph. Wind becoming southwest
                    4 to 9 mph with gusts to 15 mph on ridge tops
                    early in the afternoon.
Mixing height.......Near surface through 0930...rising to 5500 ft
                    AGL in the afternoon.
Transport winds.....South 4 to 8 mph in the morning then
                    southwest 7 to 14 mph in the afternoon.
Haines Index........2 very low.

$$
Forecaster...JW
Requested by...Brandon Allen
Type of request...WILDFIRE
.TAG 1714685.0/OTX


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