Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Billings, MT

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SPOT FORECAST FOR PAINTROCK PILES...US FOREST SERVICE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
617 AM MST THU FEB 4 2016

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1100 MST ON FEBRUARY 04.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...
AN APPROACHING WEATHER DISTURBANCE WILL BRING SNOW SHOWERS TO THE
BURN SITE THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT...WITH A LITTLE ACCUMULATION
POSSIBLE. WINDS WILL TURN TO THE WEST AND NORTHWEST AND BE
GUSTIEST DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING. LOOK FOR GUSTS IN
EXCESS OF 20 MPH.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....17-22.
WIND (20 FT)........
 SLOPE/VALLEY.......NORTHEAST 5-15 MPH EARLY BECOMING WEST 10-20 MPH
                    AFTER 11 AM. GUSTS TO 25 MPH.
 RIDGETOP...........WEST 15-25 MPH. GUSTS TO 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1500 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........WEST 25 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........2.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. NUMEROUS SNOW SHOWERS IN THE
                    EVENING...TAPERING OFF OVERNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....7-12.
WIND (20 FT)........
 SLOPE/VALLEY.......WEST TO NORTHWEST 15-25 MPH IN THE EVENING
                    BECOMING NORTH TO NORTHEAST 5-15 MPH OVERNIGHT.
 RIDGETOP...........NORTHWEST 20-30 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......800 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........NORTHWEST 20 MPH.

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....20-25.
WIND (20 FT)........
 SLOPE/VALLEY.......WEST TO NORTHWEST 10-15 MPH.
 RIDGETOP...........WEST TO NORTHWEST 15-25 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1200 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........NORTHWEST 20 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........2.

$$
FORECASTER...LESTER
REQUESTED BY...MARVIN MATTHIESEN
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20160204.PAINT.01/BYZ


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