Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SPOT FORECAST FOR HIGHWAY RX...USFS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1013 AM MDT FRI APR 11 2014

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

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 8 PM MDT SATURDAY...

DISCUSSION...VERY DRY TODAY WITH A VERY UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE IN PLACE
AND TEMPERATURES AROUND 12 DEGREES ABOVE SEASONAL LEVELS. HOWEVER...
WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN BELOW CRITICAL THRESHOLDS THIS
AFTERNOON.  HIGH CLOUDS WILL THICKEN AND GRADUALLY LOWER TODAY.
OVERNIGHT RH RECOVERIES TO BE POOR WHICH WILL HELP TO SET THE STAGE
FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ON SATURDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL
DECREASE A FEW DEGREES AND LOW LEVEL MOISTURE AND RH WILL SEE MODEST
INCREASES...BUT GUSTY SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP BY MID DAY AND
STRENGTHEN STEADILY DURING THE AFTERNOON RESULTING IN CRITICAL FIRE
WEATHER CONDITIONS STARTING AROUND NOON AND CONTINUING INTO EARLY
EVENING.

FOR PLANNED IGNITION TIME OF 1005 MDT 4/11/14
   CLOUDS/WEATHER......MOSTLY CLOUDY.
   CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
   TEMPERATURE.........MAX 71-75.
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MIN 6-11 PERCENT.
   20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 7 TO 9 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                       SOUTHWEST 8 TO 13 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
   MAX MIXING HEIGHT...16000 FT AGL.
   MAX TRANSPORT WIND..SOUTHWEST 16 KNOTS.
   MAX VENT RATE.......EXCELLENT/247743 KNOT-FT AT 1600 LOCAL.
   VENTILATION TREND...VERY GOOD/120790 KNOT-FT AROUND MID-MORNING
                       BECOMING EXCELLENT/247743 KNOT-FT BY
                       MID-AFTERNOON.

FOR TONIGHT
   CLOUDS/WEATHER......PARTLY CLOUDY.
   CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
   TEMPERATURE.........MIN 38-42.
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MAX 23-27 PERCENT.
   20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHWEST WINDS 7 TO 14 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                       WEST 7 TO 9 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
   VENTILATION TREND...EXCELLENT/210000 KNOT-FT BY EARLY-EVENING
                       BECOMING POOR/4500 KNOT-FT BY LATE-EVENING.

FOR SATURDAY
   CLOUDS/WEATHER......PARTLY CLOUDY IN THE MORNING WITH CLEARING
                       IN THE AFTERNOON AND BECOMING MOSTLY SUNNY.
   CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
   TEMPERATURE.........MAX 67-71.
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MIN 10-15 PERCENT.
   20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 8 TO 13 MPH INCREASING TO
                       SOUTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON WITH
                       GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.
   MAX MIXING HEIGHT...13500 FT AGL.
   MAX TRANSPORT WIND..SOUTHWEST 30 KNOTS.
   MAX VENT RATE.......EXCELLENT/411367 KNOT-FT AT 1600 LOCAL.
   VENTILATION TREND...EXCELLENT/234052 KNOT-FT AROUND MID-MORNING
                       BECOMING EXCELLENT/411367 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...05

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REQUESTED BY...BURN BOSS
REASON FOR REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20140411.HIGHW.01/ABQ






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