Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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Spot Forecast for Gutzler...USFS
National Weather Service Grand Junction CO
612 PM MDT Wed Sep 20 2017

Forecast is based on request time of 1900 MDT on September 20.
If conditions become unrepresentative...contact the National Weather
Service.

.DISCUSSION...Strong southerly flow will be in place ahead of strong
storm developing over the Great Basin. Ridgetop winds will begin to
increase late tonight at 15 to 25 mph from the southwest. Winds on the
downslope side of the terrain should be lighter. Mixing on Thursday
should bring the stronger winds to the surface by late morning with
gusts of around 35 mph possible during the afternoon hours.

.TONIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Clear (0-10%).
Min temperature.....Near 39-44 F.
Max humidity........50-55%.
Wind (20 ft)........Downslope winds 5 to 8 MPH Ridgetop winds southwest
                    10 to 15 MPH with gusts up to 25 mph after midnight.
Smoke dispersal.....Decreasing to fair after sunset.
Haines Index........3 very low.
LAL.................1.
Mixing height.......6500 ft AGL, decreasing to 1700 ft AGL after
                    midnight.
Transport winds.....Southwest 25 MPH.

.THURSDAY...

Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (10-20%).
Max temperature.....Near 68 F.
Min humidity........13-18%.
Wind (20 ft)........Upslope winds 5 to 8 mph through 1000 then increasing
                    from the southwest at 17 to 22 MPH with gusts up to
                    35 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Good by 1000, increasing to excellent in the late
                    morning and afternoon.
Haines Index........4 low.
LAL.................1.
Mixing height.......5100 ft AGL, increasing to 8000 ft AGL in the
                    afternoon.
Transport winds.....Southwest 35 MPH.

$$
Forecaster...Dennis Phillips
Requested by...Justin Conrad FS DO
Type of request...WILDFIRE
.TAG 1716081.0/GJT
.EMAIL gjtdispatch@gmail.com


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