Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Grand Forks, ND

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Spot Forecast for Bluestem Prairie...The Nature Conservancy
National Weather Service Grand Forks ND
830 AM CDT Thu Oct 19 2017

Forecast is based on ignition time of 1100 CDT on October 19.
If conditions become unrepresentative...contact the National
Weather Service.

Please call the NWS in Grand Forks at 701-795-5127 for additional
information and monitor our website (www.weather.gov/fgf) or NOAA
All-Hazards Radio for the latest updates.

.DISCUSSION...

Near critical fire weather conditions today. Warmer today than
yesterday with highs in the mid 70s. Southerly winds from 11 to
16 mph gusting to 25 mph. Minimum humidity values today around 26
percent. Poor dispersion this morning will be become excellent
this afternoon. If winds are stronger or humidity lower than
anticipated red flag conditions may be reached. Tomorrow will
have similar temperatures but will be windier with south winds
from 17 to 22 mph and gusts up to 35 mph. Minimum humidity values
will increase to around 50 percent tomorrow.

.REST OF TODAY...

Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....72-77.
Min humidity........26 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........South winds 11 to 16 mph with gusts up to 25
                    mph.
Mixing height.......900-1500 ft AGL.
Mixing winds........South 29 to 33 mph.

TIME (CDT)      11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM
Sky (%).........10  10  9   7   5   4   3   3
Weather cov.....
Weather type....
Tstm cov........
Temp............56  60  65  69  72  73  71  67
RH..............42  37  33  28  27  26  31  40
20 FT wind dir..S   S   S   S   S   S   S   S
20 FT wind spd..16  16  16  16  16  16  16  16
20 FT wind gust.25  25  25  25  25  25  25  25
Mix hgt (kft)...0.9 0.9 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
Mixing wind dir.S   S   SW  SW  SW  SW  SW  SW
Mixing wind spd.29  29  33  33  33  33  33  33

.TONIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....51-56.
Max humidity........89 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........South winds 6 to 11 mph.
Mixing height.......300 ft AGL.
Mixing winds........South 15 to 20 mph.

TIME (CDT)      7 PM   9 PM   11 PM  1 AM   3 AM   5 AM
Sky (%).........2      8      9      5      11     14
Weather cov.....
Weather type....NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE
Tstm cov........
Temp............64     60     57     54     55     54
RH..............45     60     72     76     78     84
20 ft wind......S 10   S 10   S 10   S 11   S 11   S 11
20 ft wind gust.15     15     15     15     15     15
Mix hgt (ft)....300    300    300    300    300    300
Mixing wind.....S 15   S 15   S 15   S 20   S 20   S 20

.FRIDAY...

Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....72-77.
Min humidity........50 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........South winds 17 to 22 mph with gusts up to 35
                    mph.
Mixing height.......300-2000 ft AGL.
Mixing winds........South 36 to 45 mph.

TIME (CDT)      7 AM      10 AM     1 PM      4 PM
Sky (%).........13        13        15        24
Weather cov.....
Weather type....NONE      NONE      NONE      NONE
Tstm cov........
Temp............53        60        70        74
RH..............89        69        55        50
20 FT wind......S 20G30   S 20G30   S 22G35   S 22G35
Mix hgt (ft)....300       300       2000      2000
Mixing wind.....S 36      S 36      S 45      S 45

$$
Forecaster...NC
Requested by...Matt Mecklenburg
Type of request...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 1717538.0/FGF
.EMAIL mmecklenburg@tnc.org



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