Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Amarillo, TX

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Spot Forecast FOR LIT RANCH...Texas Forest Service
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE Amarillo TX
930 AM CST Fri Feb 24 2017

Forecast is based on request time of 1000 CST on February 24.
If conditions become unrepresentative, contact the National Weather
Service.

...ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON...

.DISCUSSION...
An upper low over the central Rockies today will move quickly
east today and tonight. Some light rainfall could occur in the
northwest Texas Panhandle near Dalhart.  Otherwise, high pressure
will build over the region tonight and early Saturday. Dry
conditions are expected to continue through the weekend, but
temperatures will be cooler. North and northeast 20 foot winds
today around 10 to 15 mph with some higher gusts possible.
Minimum afternoon relative humidity will be around 20 percent.
Elevated fire weather conditions possible again on Saturday across
the western Texas Panhandle Saturday.

.TODAY...

Smoke dispersal.....Poor to good (3500-49600 knot-ft) increasing to
                    excellent to excellent (92800-140000 knot-ft)
                    early in the afternoon, then decreasing to
                    excellent (75200 knot-ft) late in the
                    afternoon.
Max temperature.....Around 49.
LAL.................1.
Min humidity........22 percent.
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (20-30 percent).
Transport winds.....Northwest 7 to 16 mph shifting to the north
                    around 13 mph late in the afternoon.
Mixing height.......500-2000 ft AGL increasing to 2500-4000 ft AGL
                    late in the morning, then increasing to 6000 ft
                    AGL early in the afternoon increasing to 8000
                    ft AGL early in the afternoon increasing to
                    8500-10000 ft AGL decreasing to 7000 ft AGL
                    late in the afternoon.
20-foot winds.......North winds 5 to 12 mph.
Haines Index........2 OR very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Chance of Pcpn......0 percent.

Time (CST)      10 AM  Noon   2 PM   4 PM
Sky (%).........MCLEAR MCLEAR MCLEAR PCLDY
Weather Cov.....
Weather Type....NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE
Temp............35     40     45     47
RH..............45     36     28     24
20 Ft Wind......N 6    N 5    NW 6   N 9
20 Ft Wind Gust.15     15     15     15
Chc of Pcpn (%).0      0      0      0
Haines Index....2      2      2      2
VentR KtFt/1000.25     24     93     110

.TONIGHT...

Smoke dispersal.....Poor to good (1700-51500 knot-ft).
Min temperature.....Around 19.
LAL.................1.
Max humidity........74 percent.
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (25-35 percent).
Transport winds.....Northeast 5 to 14 mph shifting to the east 3 to
                    5 mph after midnight.
Mixing height.......4000-5500 ft AGL decreasing to 500 ft AGL.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 5 to 14 mph becoming light.
Haines Index........2 OR very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Chance of Pcpn......0 percent.

Time (CST)      6 PM   8 PM   10 PM  Midngt 2 AM   4 AM
Sky (%).........PCLDY  PCLDY  PCLDY  MCLEAR MCLEAR MCLEAR
Weather Cov.....
Weather Type....NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE
Temp............43     34     30     27     24     22
RH..............27     39     47     59     63     66
20 Ft Wind......N 14   NE 8   NE 6   NE 5   NE 5   NE 5
20 Ft Wind Gust.20     10     10
Chc of Pcpn (%).0      0      0      0      0      0
Haines Index....2      2      2      2      2      2
VentR KtFt/1000.50     52     29     2      2      2

$$
Forecaster...Garcia
Requested by...MPETERS
Type of request...WILDFIRE
.TAG 1702815.0/AMA



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