Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS San Angelo, TX

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SPOT FORECAST FOR RUIDOSA FIRE...TEXAS A&M FOREST SERVICE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAN ANGELO
756 PM CDT SUN APR 13 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1829 CDT ON APRIL 13.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...
...A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SOUTH ACROSS THE AREA LATER THIS
EVENING...WITH GUSTY NORTH WINDS DEVELOPING IN ITS WAKE.

THE FRONT IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS THE ABILENE METRO AREA BETWEEN
10 PM AND 11 PM. EXPECT SUSTAINED 20 FOOT NORTHERLY WINDS AROUND 20 MPH
WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH BEHIND THE FRONT OVERNIGHT. A COLDER AIRMASS WILL
FILTER IN BEHIND THE FRONT AS WELL...WITH LOW TEMPERATURES BY DAYBREAK
AROUND 40 DEGREES. EXPECT GOOD RH RECOVERIES OVERNIGHT AS THE COLDER
AIRMASS FILTERS IN BEHIND THE FRONT...WITH DAYBREAK VALUES AROUND 70
PERCENT.

STRONG NORTH WINDS WILL CONTINUE ON MONDAY WITH SUSTAINED 20 FOOT WINDS
20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS 35 TO 40 MPH. RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL FALL TO
AROUND 30 PERCENT BY AFTERNOON WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE MIDDLE 50S.

.REST OF TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                    MOSTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT).
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 39.
MAX HUMIDITY........73 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 14 MPH EARLY IN THE
                    EVENING BECOMING TERRAIN DOMINATED UNDER 5
                    MPH...THEN BECOMING WEST AROUND 8 MPH LATE IN
                    THE EVENING INCREASING TO NORTH 17 TO 23 MPH
                    WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT (171000 KNOT-FT) DECREASING TO FAIR
                    (18700 KNOT-FT).

TIME (CDT)      7 PM   9 PM   11 PM  1 AM   3 AM   5 AM
SKY (%).........17     27     40     50     60     73
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE
TEMP............88     77     65     52     47     42
RH..............8      16     30     59     68     73
20 FT WIND......W 14   SW 5   W 8    N 21   N 23   N 22
20 FT GUST......20            10     35     35     35
MIX HGT (FT)....12800  4400   600    1500   1600   1800
TRANS WIND......W 24   W 6    W 8    N 26   N 30   N 30
VENT CAT........EXCLNT POOR   POOR   POOR   POOR   POOR

.MONDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                    MOSTLY SUNNY (35-45 PERCENT).
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 55.
MIN HUMIDITY........30 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........NORTH WINDS 20 TO 24 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
                    40 MPH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD (59800 KNOT-FT) INCREASING TO EXCELLENT
                    (172500 KNOT-FT) IN THE LATE MORNING AND
                    AFTERNOON.

TIME (CDT)      6 AM   8 AM   10 AM  NOON   2 PM   4 PM
SKY (%).........80     81     70     59     49     36
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE
TEMP............40     39     43     46     49     53
RH..............73     67     53     47     42     33
20 FT WIND......N 21   N 21   N 23   N 24   N 24   N 23
20 FT GUST......35     35     35     40     40     35
MIX HGT (FT)....1800   1800   1700   4000   5400   6100
TRANS WIND......N 31   N 32   N 33   N 35   N 33   N 32
VENT CAT........POOR   FAIR   VYGOOD VYGOOD EXCLNT EXCLNT

$$

FORECASTER...WINGENROTH
REQUESTED BY...RFC CHARLES TICE
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20140413.RUIDO.01/SJT






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