Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SPOT FORECAST FOR VIRGIN MESA WUI...SANTA FE NATION FOREST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1216 PM MST THU FEB 26 2015

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

DISCUSSION...

EXPECT MODERATE TO HEAVY SNOW SHOWERS ACROSS THE NORTHERN MOUNTAINS
AND NORTHWEST HIGHLANDS TONIGHT THROUGH THE REMAINDER THE UPCOMING
WEEKEND BECAUSE OF A SERIES OF UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCES PUSHING IN
FROM THE NORTHWEST. TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN BELOW NORMAL ALONG WITH
DECENT RH RECOVERIES. VENT RATES WILL BE POOR TODAY THROUGH SATURDAY...
WITH IMPROVEMENT SUNDAY INTO THE NEXT WORK WEEK.


FOR PLANNED IGNITION TIME OF 1300 MST 2/26/15
   CLOUDS/WEATHER......MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW
                       LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO EARLY EVENING.
   CHC OF PRECIP.......30 PERCENT.
   TEMPERATURE.........MAX 29-31.
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MIN 69-74 PERCENT.
   20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST WINDS 7 TO 10 MPH WITH GUSTS 9
                       TO 12 MPH LATER THIS EVENING.
   MAX MIXING HEIGHT...3000 FT AGL.
   MAX TRANSPORT WIND..SOUTHEAST 16 KNOTS.
   MAX VENT RATE.......POOR/36000 KNOT-FT AT 800 LOCAL.
   VENTILATION TREND...POOR/36000 KNOT-FT AROUND MID-MORNING AND
                       POOR/35237 KNOT-FT MID-AFTERNOON.

FOR TONIGHT
   CLOUDS/WEATHER......CLOUDY WITH SNOW SHOWERS.
   CHC OF PRECIP.......85 PERCENT.
   TEMPERATURE.........MIN 10-12.
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MAX 88-90 PERCENT.
   20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST WINDS 9 TO 12 MPH.
   VENTILATION TREND...POOR/30000 KNOT-FT BY EARLY-EVENING AND
                       POOR/24015 KNOT-FT LATE-EVENING.

FOR FRIDAY
   CLOUDS/WEATHER......CLOUDY WITH SNOW CHANCES IN THE MORNING
   CHC OF PRECIP.......50 PERCENT.
   TEMPERATURE.........MAX 22-26.
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MIN 72-75 PERCENT.
   20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST WINDS 7 TO 10 MPH BECOMING SOUTHERLY
                       BY THE AFTERNOON.
   MAX MIXING HEIGHT...2500 FT AGL.
   MAX TRANSPORT WIND..SOUTH 11 KNOTS.
   MAX VENT RATE.......POOR/20306 KNOT-FT AT 1600 LOCAL.
   VENTILATION TREND...POOR/14657 KNOT-FT AROUND MID-MORNING AND
                       POOR/20306 KNOT-FT 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.

FORECASTER...32

$$

REQUESTED BY...TODD DECKER
REASON FOR REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20150226.VIRGI.01/ABQ






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