Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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SPOT FORECAST FOR 231...NWS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
237 PM PDT SAT JUL 4 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1512 MDT ON JULY 04.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...

...RED FLAG WARNINGS THROUGH SUNDAY FOR WIND AND LOW HUMIDITY...

HOT AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL INTO THIS EVENING AHEAD
OF AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT.  LIGHT UPSLOPING WINDS WILL
GRADUALLY COME AROUND TO THE NORTH AND BECOME GUSTY WITH A
DRY COLD FRONT PASSAGE BETWEEN 1900 AND 2200 PDT.  UNCERTAINTY
EXIST WHETHER THE STRONGER GUSTS WILL EXTEND TO VALLEY FLOORS
BUT RIDGE-TOPS LOOK TO BLOW.  FOLLOWING THE FRONT...GUSTY WINDS
WILL BE IN PLACE THROUGH MIDDAY SUNDAY WITH THE DIRECTION
SWITCHING FROM NORTH TO NORTHEAST.  ADDITIONALLY...THE AIR MASS
WILL BE QUITE DRY BEHIND THE FRONT.  WINDS DECREASE SUNDAY
EVENING AND TEMPERATURES WILL BE RETURNING TO THE LOWER 90S FOR
MUCH OF THE WEEK.  ANOTHER PUSH OF LIGHT TO MODERATE WINDS
ARE POSSIBLE TUESDAY.

.REST OF TODAY...

MAX TEMPERATURE.....100.
MIN HUMIDITY........14 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)...SOUTHWEST 4 TO 7 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 20 MPH...SWINGING
AROUND TO THE NORTH NORTHWEST NEAR 1700 PDT 5 TO 10 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........3 VERY
LOW. SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.


.TONIGHT...

MIN TEMPERATURE.....65.
MAX HUMIDITY........39 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........NORTH WINDS 9 TO 14 MPH. GUSTS 20 TO 27 MPH
                    OVERNIGHT. DIRECTION SWINGING TOWARD THE
                    NORTHEAST AFTER 0100 PDT.
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.

.SUNDAY...

MAX TEMPERATURE.....90.
MIN HUMIDITY........19 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........NORTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 16 MPH WITH GUSTS
                    20 TO 30 MPH IN THE MORNING...DECREASING
                    7 TO 12 MPH AFTER 1400 PDT.
HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.

$$
FORECASTER...SB
REQUESTED BY...TODD CARTER
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150704.231__.01/OTX



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