Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Great Falls, MT

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Spot Forecast for Crucifixion Creek, Strawberry, Scalp...USFS
National Weather Service Great Falls MT
414 AM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

Forecast is based on request time of 0500 MDT on September 20.
If conditions become unrepresentative...contact the National Weather
Service.

.DISCUSSION...

Breezy westerly winds will continue across portions of the fire complex
today...especially at ridgetop level. These breezy winds look to continue
through tonight and into Thursday morning. A weak front will diminish winds
and perhaps shift the winds to a north northwest direction late in the day
Thursday. RH values will be slightly less today then rebound on Thursday. Each
day has chances for rain...and snow above 5000 feet at night and in the morning.
Best precip chances will come to the western facing slopes of the fire complex.

.TODAY...

Sky/weather.........Partly to mostly cloudy. A slight chance rain showers with snow
                    above 5000 feet in the morning. Chance of rain showers
                    in the afternoon.
CWR.................20 percent.
LAL.................1.
Max temperature.....36-41.
Min humidity........44-54 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........West winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts 25 to 30 mph.
 Slope/valley.......West winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts 25 to 30 mph.
 Ridgetop...........West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to
                    40 mph.
Haines index........3 very low.

.TONIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain showers in the evening.
                    Chance or rain and snow showers above 5000 feet at night.
CWR.................20 percent.
LAL.................1.
Min temperature.....27-32.
Max humidity........79-87 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........West winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30
                    mph.
 Slope/valley.......West winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30
                    mph.
 Ridgetop...........West winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40
                    mph.
Haines index........3 very low.

.THURSDAY...

Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. A slight chance of rain showers and
                    snow above 5000 feet in the morning. A chance of rain
                    showers in the afternoon.
CWR.................10 percent.
LAL.................1.
Max temperature.....39-48.
Min humidity........41-51 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........West winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts near 25 mph diminishing to
                    5 to 10 mph in the late afternoon.
 Slope/valley.......West winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts near 25 mph diminishing to
                    5 to 10 mph in the late afternoon.
 Ridgetop...........West winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts near 25 mph becoming northwest
                    at 5 to 15 mph in the late afternoon.
Haines index........3 very low.

$$
Forecaster...Anglin
Requested by...Ted Frazer
Type of request...WILDFIRE
.TAG 1715884.5/TFX
.EMAIL tfrazer@fs.fed.us



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