Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SPOT FORECAST FOR POWERLINE...SANTA FE NATIONAL FOREST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
955 AM MDT TUE JUL 22 2014

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

DISCUSSION...
THE CENTER OF A STRONG UPPER LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL SHIFT
NORTHWARD OVER COLORADO TODAY ALLOWING MOIST SOUTHEASTERLY FLOW
INTO NM. THIS MOISTURE SHOULD ENABLE DAILY ROUNDS OF SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS TO DEVELOP TODAY AND WEDNESDAY. THEN...AN UPPER
LEVEL TROUGH CROSSING THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL ROCKIES SHOULD
INTERACT WITH THE RECYCLING MOISTURE TO KEEP SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE FORECAST FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE WORK WEEK.
HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL ALSO REMAIN A FEW TO SEVERAL DEGREES ABOVE
NORMAL THROUGH THE END OF THE WORK WEEK. STORMS SHOULD MOVE TOWARD
THE WEST OR NORTHWEST AT 5 TO 10 MPH TODAY...BEFORE REACHING
SPEEDS AROUND 15 MPH THIS EVENING. STRONGER CELLS WILL BE CAPABLE OF
PRODUCING RAIN AT RATES NEAR 1 INCH PER HOUR WITH HAZARDOUS
RUNOFF. WET MICROBURSTS WITH ERRATIC WIND GUSTS TO 50 MPH WILL
ALSO BE POSSIBLE.

FOR TODAY
   CLOUDS/WEATHER......PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
                       AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE MORNING...THEN
                       A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                       AFTERNOON.
   CHC OF PRECIP.......30 PERCENT.
   TEMPERATURE.........MAX 81-85.
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MIN 27-32 PERCENT.
   20 FOOT WIND........DOWNSLOPE/DOWN VALLEY 3 TO 6 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                       EAST 5 TO 8 MPH BY EARLY AFTERNOON. GUSTY AND
                       ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
   MAX MIXING HEIGHT...11000 FT AGL.
   MAX TRANSPORT WIND..SOUTHEAST 15 KNOTS.
   MAX VENT RATE.......GOOD/64888 KNOT-FT AT 1900 LOCAL.
   VENTILATION TREND...FAIR/58099 KNOT-FT AROUND MID-MORNING
                       BECOMING GOOD/60000 KNOT-FT BY
                       MID-AFTERNOON.

FOR TONIGHT
   CLOUDS/WEATHER......MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                       THUNDERSTORMS.
   CHC OF PRECIP.......30 PERCENT.
   TEMPERATURE.........MIN 51-55.
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MAX 78-83 PERCENT.
   20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST WINDS 6 TO 9 MPH. GUSTY AND
                       ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
   VENTILATION TREND...GOOD/64888 KNOT-FT BY EARLY-EVENING BECOMING
                       FAIR/45000 KNOT-FT BY LATE-EVENING.

FOR WEDNESDAY
   CLOUDS/WEATHER......MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
                       SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                       MORNING...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE
                       OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                       AFTERNOON.
   CHC OF PRECIP.......30 PERCENT.
   TEMPERATURE.........MAX 80-84.
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MIN 33-38 PERCENT.
   20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 8 MPH INCREASING TO 8
                       TO 11 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTY AND
                       ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
   MAX MIXING HEIGHT...8500 FT AGL.
   MAX TRANSPORT WIND..SOUTH 13 KNOTS.
   MAX VENT RATE.......VERY GOOD/107205 KNOT-FT AT 1600 LOCAL.
   VENTILATION TREND...POOR/30936 KNOT-FT AROUND MID-MORNING
                       BECOMING VERY GOOD/107205 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.

FORECASTER...44

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REQUESTED BY...I C   T  HILFERS
REASON FOR REQUEST...WILDFIRE
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