Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Albuquerque, NM

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SPOT FORECAST FOR VIRGIN MESA WUI...USFS SANTA FE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1146 AM MST MON MAR 2 2015

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

DISCUSSION...UPPER LOW OFF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA TO TRACK EAST AND
SOUTHEAST WITH UPPER TROUGH AND COLD FRONT PASSING FROM WEST TO EAST
OVER NEW MEXICO TONIGHT AND TUESDAY. A SECOND DISTURBANCE WILL
BRING MUCH COLDER AIR AND SPOTTY SNOW SHOWERS LATER TUESDAY AND
WEDNESDAY.

FOR PLANNED IGNITION TIME OF 1145 MST 3/2/15
   CLOUDS/WEATHER......CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS MID TO LATE
                       AFTERNOON.
   CHC OF PRECIP.......40 PERCENT.
   TEMPERATURE.........MAX 53-58.
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MIN 35-40 PERCENT.
   20 FOOT WIND........SOUTH WINDS INCREASING TO 12 TO 18
                       MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH.
   MAX MIXING HEIGHT...3000 FT AGL.
   MAX TRANSPORT WIND..SOUTH 27 KNOTS.
   MAX VENT RATE.......GOOD/81000 KNOT-FT AT 1700 LOCAL.
   VENTILATION TREND...POOR/9442 KNOT-FT AROUND MID-MORNING AND
                       GOOD/80059 KNOT-FT MID-AFTERNOON.

FOR TONIGHT
   CLOUDS/WEATHER......WIDESPREAD SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
                       EVENING...THEN NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWERS AFTER
                       MIDNIGHT.
   CHC OF PRECIP.......70 PERCENT.
   TEMPERATURE.........MIN 19-23.
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MAX 91-96 PERCENT.
   20 FOOT WIND........SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST 13 TO 18 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                       WEST 8 TO 15 MPH LATE EVENING OR AFTER MIDNIGHT.
                       GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.
   VENTILATION TREND...GOOD/81000 KNOT-FT BY EARLY-EVENING AND
                       FAIR/41911 KNOT-FT LATE-EVENING.

FOR TUESDAY
   CLOUDS/WEATHER......MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
   CHC OF PRECIP.......40 PERCENT.
   TEMPERATURE.........MAX 33-37.
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MIN 54-59 PERCENT.
   20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH BECOMING NORTHWEST IN THE
                       AFTERNOON.
   MAX MIXING HEIGHT...7000 FT AGL.
   MAX TRANSPORT WIND..WEST 25 KNOTS.
   MAX VENT RATE.......EXCELLENT/175467 KNOT-FT AT 1600 LOCAL.
   VENTILATION TREND...GOOD/67767 KNOT-FT AROUND MID-MORNING AND
                       EXCELLENT/175467 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.

$$

REQUESTED BY...TODD DECKER
REASON FOR REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20150302.VIRGI.01/ABQ






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