Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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FNUS75 KABQ 251045
FWSABQ

SPOT FORECAST FOR RIDGE...TAOS DISPATCH CENTER
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
445 AM MDT TUE AUG 25 2015

IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

DISCUSSION...
UPPER HIGH TO BECOME CENTERED OVER COLORADO TODAY THEN A
DISTURBANCE WILL PASS THROUGH THE FOUR CORNERS AND NORTHERN NEW
MEXICO WEDNESDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THIS WILL LEAD TO CHANGES
IN STORM MOTION...ALTHOUGH ERRATIC MOTION POSSIBLE DUE TO OUTFLOW
BOUNDARIES.

FOR TODAY
   CLOUDS/WEATHER......PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
                       AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. STORM
                       MOTION GENERALLY TO THE NORTHWEST.
   CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT INCREASING TO 20 PERCENT IN THE
                       AFTERNOON.
   TEMPERATURE.........MAX 81-85.
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MIN 25-30 PERCENT.
   20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH
                       BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH IN THE
                       AFTERNOON. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS
                       EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                       AFTERNOON.
   MIXING HEIGHT.......14000 FT AGL.
   TRANSPORT WIND......SOUTHEAST 7 KNOTS.
   MAX VENT RATE.......GOOD/91985 KNOT-FT AT 1700 LOCAL.
   VENTILATION TREND...POOR/23835 KNOT-FT AROUND MID-MORNING AND
                       GOOD/91985 KNOT-FT BY MID-AFTERNOON.

FOR TONIGHT
   CLOUDS/WEATHER......PARTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                       THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN A SLIGHT
                       CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER
                       MIDNIGHT. STORM MOTION GENERALLY TO THE
                       NORTH AND NORTHEAST.
   CHC OF PRECIP.......40 PERCENT DECREASING TO 20 PERCENT AFTER
                       MIDNIGHT.
   TEMPERATURE.........MIN 55-59.
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MAX 75-80 PERCENT.
   20 FOOT WIND........SOUTH 5 TO 10 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS
                       EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
   VENTILATION TREND...GOOD/87500 KNOT-FT BY EARLY-EVENING AND
                       POOR/3000 KNOT-FT BY LATE-EVENING.

FOR WEDNESDAY
   CLOUDS/WEATHER......PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
                       SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                       MORNING...THEN MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE
                       OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                       AFTERNOON. STORM MOTION TO THE NORTHEAST.
   CHC OF PRECIP.......20 PERCENT INCREASING TO 40 PERCENT IN THE
                       AFTERNOON.
   TEMPERATURE.........MAX 74-78.
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MIN 40-45 PERCENT.
   20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH BECOMING WEST TO
                       NORTHWEST 8 TO 12 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTY
                       AND ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED NEAR
                       THUNDERSTORMS.
   MIXING HEIGHT.......8500 FT AGL.
   TRANSPORT WIND......SOUTHWEST 10 KNOTS.
   MAX VENT RATE.......GOOD/85000 KNOT-FT AT 1500 LOCAL.
   VENTILATION TREND...POOR/27642 KNOT-FT AROUND MID-MORNING AND
                       GOOD/85000 KNOT-FT BY MID-AFTERNOON.

FORECASTS FOR WINDS ARE 20 FOOT WIND SPEEDS AND MUST BE ADJUSTED
ACCORDING TO FUEL TYPE AND SHELTERING TO GET EYE LEVEL WIND SPEED.

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REQUESTED BY...DAVID VEGA
REASON FOR REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150824.RIDGE.01/ABQ


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