Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS San Joaquin Valley, CA

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SPOT FORECAST FOR EL CAPITAN...NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HANFORD CA
135 PM PDT FRI MAY 22 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON INCIDENT TIME OF 0929 PDT ON MAY 22.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...A WEAK UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE DROPPING INTO CENTRAL
CALIFORNIA SATURDAY AFTERNOON WILL PROVIDE FOR A CHANCE OF AFTERNOON
SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS OVER YOSEMITE THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
TEMPERATURES WILL REMAIN WELL BELOW NORMAL. BREEZY TO WINDY AND GUSTY
WINDS WILL CONTINUE OVER THE MOUNTAINS ON SATURDAY AND SLOWLY DIMINISH
ON SUNDAY. DRIER CONDITIONS AND LIGHTER WINDS ARE EXPECTED ON MEMORIAL
DAY.

.SATURDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........(EL CAPITAN)
                    IN THE MORNING BETWEEN 0700 AND 1000 PDT...A
                    FEW CLOUDS NEAR THE MOUNTAIN TOPS WITH MIST
                    COVERING THE YOSEMITE VALLEY AREA. VISIBILITY
                    AT SUNRISE NEAR 3-4 MILES IN MIST OVER THE SUMMIT
                    BUT DECREASING TO NEAR 1/2 MILE TO 1 MILE AS CLOUD
                    COVER INCREASES BY 1000 PDT. CLOUD COVER INCREASING
                    AFTER 1000 PDT AS CLOUDS TOP MOUNTAINS WITH CEILINGS
                    OF 3000 FEET ABOVE VALLEY FLOOR. SHOWERS DEVELOPING
                    AFTER 1100 PDT WITH A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS
                    STARTING AT NEAR 1300 PDT.
WINDS...............(EL CAPITAN)
                    WESTERLY //UPVALLEY// WINDS 4-8 MPH UNTIL 0900 PDT.
                    WINDS INCREASING TO 5-10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 15 MPH
                    AFTER 0900 PDT. WINDS INCREASING TO 8-16 MPH WITH
                    GUSTS TO 22 MPH AFTER 1100 PDT. ERRATIC WINDS NEAR
                    SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

SKY/WEATHER/WINDS...(AT CRANE FLAT)
                    AT 0700 PDT...MOSTLY SUNNY WITH CLOUDS CEILINGS
                    1500 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL TO THE EAST OF SITE.
                    CEILINGS BECOME BROKEN AFTER 1100 PDT WITH CEILINGS
                    ABOUT 2500-3000 FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL. VISIBILITY
                    REMAINING ABOVE 5 MILES DURING THE DAY. NORTHWEST
                    WINDS 3-6 MPH IN THE MORNING...NORTHWEST WINDS
                    INCREASING TO 5-10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 15 MPH AFTER
                    1100 PDT.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....37-39 IN THE MORNING AT 0700 PDT...RISING TO
                    45-47 IN THE AFTERNOON AT BOTH LOCATIONS.
SURROUNDING RIDGE...WEST TO NORTHWEST 6-12 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 16 MPH
                    IN THE MORNING...INCREASING TO 10-20 MPH WITH
                    GUSTS TO 25 MPH AFTER 1100 PDT.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT CHANCE
                    OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING UNTIL 2200 PDT.
                    PARTIAL CLEARING AFTER 2200 PDT. MIST SPREADING
                    ACROSS THE YOSEMITE VALLEY AREAS AFTER 2200 PDT
                    WIDESPREAD LOW VISIBILITY DURING THE OVERNIGHT
                    HOURS.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....32-36.
SURROUNDING RIDGE...NORTH TO NORTHEAST 6-12 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 18 MPH
                    DURING THE OVERNIGHT HOURS.

.SUNDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........(EL CAPITAN)
                    CLOUDY IN THE MORNING WITH VALLEY AND MOUNTAINS
                    OBSCURED IN CLOUDS AND MIST UNTIL 1000 PDT. NEAR
                    ZERO VISIBILITY IN MIST UNTIL 1000 PDT. CLOUDS
                    RECEDING TO MOUNTAIN TOP LEVEL AFTER 1000 PDT WITH
                    VISIBILITY IMPROVING TO NEAR 5 MILES OVER THE VALLEY
                    FLOOR. LITTLE CHANGE IN VISIBILITY NEAR THE SUMMIT
                    AS CLOUDS CEILINGS OF NEAR 3000 FEET CONTINUE TO
                    OBSCURE MOUNTAIN TOPS DURING THE DAY. SHOWERS AND
                    A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPING AFTER 1100 PDT.
WINDS...............(EL CAPITAN)
                    EASTERLY WINDS 3-6 MPH UNTIL 1000 PDT. EAST TO
                    NORTHEASTERLY INCREASING TO 5-10 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
                    15 MPH AFTER 1000 PDT. ERRATIC WINDS NEAR SHOWERS
                    AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

SKY/WEATHER/WINDS...(AT CRANE FLAT)
                    CLOUDY WITH CLOUDS CEILINGS NEAR 900 FEET ABOVE
                    GROUND LEVEL IN THE MORNING. CEILINGS BECOME BROKEN
                    AND RISING AFTER 1100 PDT WITH CEILINGS ABOUT 3000
                    FEET ABOVE GROUND LEVEL. VISIBILITY 2-3 MILES IN THE
                    MORNING...RISING TO ABOVE 5 MILES AFTER 1000 PDT.
                    NORTHEAST WINDS 3-6 MPH IN THE MORNING...NORTH TO
                    NORTHEAST WINDS 4-8 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 12 MPH DURING
                    THE DAY.

MAX TEMPERATURE.....35-37 IN THE MORNING AT 0700 PDT...RISING TO
                    43-45 IN THE AFTERNOON AT BOTH LOCATIONS.
SURROUNDING RIDGE...NORTH TO NORTHEAST 4-8 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 12 MPH
                    IN THE MORNING...INCREASING TO 8-16 MPH WITH
                    GUSTS TO 20 MPH AFTER 1100 PDT.


FORECASTER...MOLINA

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REQUESTED BY...LISA HENDY
TYPE OF REQUEST...SAR
.TAG 20150522.ELCAP.01/HNX


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