Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SPOT FORECAST FOR HERITAGE...BLM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
957 AM MDT FRI MAR 20 2015

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

DISCUSSION...
SIGNIFICANT RESIDUAL MOISTURE WILL COMBINE WITH DAYTIME HEATING TO
CREATE AFTERNOON SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TODAY...MAINLY OVER THE
HIGHER TERRAIN TO THE WEST. STORMS WILL MOVE SLOWLY TO THE EAST
NORTHEAST BUT MAY STRUGGLE TO SUSTAIN TO REACH VALLEY LOCATION. A
FEW LIGHTNING STRIKES WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH ANY STORM ALONG WITH
GUSTY AND ERRATIC OUTFLOW WINDS. HIGH TEMPERATURES AND HUMIDITY
VALUES TODAY WILL BE SIMILAR TO YESTERDAY...WITH GOOD TO EXCELLENT
HUMIDITY RECOVERIES TONIGHT. A WARMING AND DRYING TREND WILL START
SATURDAY...WITH HIGHS BECOMING NEAR NORMAL. STORMS MAY DEVELOP OVER
THE HIGHER TERRAIN TO THE WEST SATURDAY AFTERNOON...BUT THEY WILL
NOT IMPACT WILDFIRE SITE.

FOR TODAY
   CLOUDS/WEATHER......PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
                       AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
   CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
   TEMPERATURE.........MAX 63-66.
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MIN 39-42 PERCENT.
   20 FOOT WIND........NORTHEAST WINDS 2 TO 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                       SOUTHEAST 7 TO 9 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
                       GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED NEAR
                       THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
   MAX MIXING HEIGHT...7000 FT AGL.
   MAX TRANSPORT WIND..NORTHEAST 6 KNOTS.
   MAX VENT RATE.......POOR/35000 KNOT-FT AT 1500 LOCAL.
   VENTILATION TREND...POOR/15000 KNOT-FT AROUND MID-MORNING AND
                       POOR/35000 KNOT-FT MID-AFTERNOON.

FOR TONIGHT
   CLOUDS/WEATHER......PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS
                       AND THUNDERSTORMS BEFORE MIDNIGHT.
   CHC OF PRECIP.......10 PERCENT.
   TEMPERATURE.........MIN 40-43.
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MAX 80-83 PERCENT.
   20 FOOT WIND........SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 7 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                       LIGHT NORTH WINDS AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTY
                       AND ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED NEAR
                       THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
   VENTILATION TREND...POOR/12000 KNOT-FT BY EARLY-EVENING AND
                       POOR/3000 KNOT-FT LATE-EVENING.

FOR SATURDAY
   CLOUDS/WEATHER......PARTLY CLOUDY.
   CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
   TEMPERATURE.........MAX 69-73.
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MIN 25-29 PERCENT.
   20 FOOT WIND........NORTH WINDS 5 TO 7 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                       NORTHEAST 4 TO 7 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
   MAX MIXING HEIGHT...8000 FT AGL.
   MAX TRANSPORT WIND..NORTH 5 KNOTS.
   MAX VENT RATE.......FAIR/41896 KNOT-FT AT 1400 LOCAL.
   VENTILATION TREND...POOR/25272 KNOT-FT AROUND MID-MORNING AND
                       FAIR/40000 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...24

$$

REQUESTED BY...MIKE COMISKEY
REASON FOR REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150320.HERIT.01/ABQ






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