Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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FNUS75 KRIW 231604
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SPOT FORECAST FOR ML...BHF
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
1004 AM MDT SAT APR 23 2016

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 0922 MDT ON APRIL 23.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP ACROSS THE FIRE AREA TODAY.
SCATTERED SHOWERS ALONG WITH A FEW THUNDERSTORMS WILL ACCOMPANY
THE COLD FRONT THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL INCREASE WITH THE FRONT AS WELL.
BEHIND THE FRONT...ON SUNDAY...THE CHANCE OF WETTING RAIN WILL INCREASE
ALONG WITH AN INCREASE IN RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND HIGH TEMPERATURES
20 DEGREES COOLER THAN TODAY.

...THUNDERSTORMS IMPLY STRONG GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS...
...HAINES INDEX IS HIGH LEVEL HAINES BOTH DAY AND NIGHT...

FORECASTER...LIPSON

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........TEMPORARY CLEARING SKIES FROM THE SOUTH THROUGH 11 AM.
                    THEN CLOUDS MOVING BACK IN FROM THE WEST BY 1400.
                    ISOLATED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS BY 1600.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....75-78.
MIN HUMIDITY........22 PERCENT.
20 FOOT WINDS.......INITIALLY LIGHT AND VARIABLE 2 TO 4 MPH. THEN
                    SOUTH 10 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH BY 1100.
                    GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
RIDGE TOP WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS
                    TO 35 MPH IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY (95-100 PERCENT). ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
                    EARLY IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS
                    THROUGH THE NIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....44-47.
MAX HUMIDITY........75-78 PERCENT.
20 FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 23 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
                    AROUND 40 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
                    DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 4-7 MPH...THEN BECOMING
                    NORTH 8 TO 9 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 15 MPH
                    BY 0300. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS
                    EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE
                    EVENING.
RIDGE TOP WINDS.....SOUTHEAST 20 TO 25 MPH BECOMING NORTHEAST
                    AROUND 10 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT...THEN SHIFTING TO
                    THE NORTH EARLY IN THE MORNING.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.

.SUNDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY (80-90 PERCENT). WIDESPREAD RAIN SHOWERS
                    IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....53-56.
MIN HUMIDITY........52-55 PERCENT.
20 FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS 10 TO 21 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND
                    35 MPH.
RIDGE TOP WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 20 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 30 MPH
                    IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.SUNDAY NIGHT...
CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. NORTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 14 MPH.
.MONDAY...
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. WINDS GENERALLY LESS THAN
10 MPH.
.TUESDAY...
CLOUDY WITH CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER 50S. WINDS GENERALLY LESS THAN 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 30S.
HIGHS IN THE MID 50S. WINDS GENERALLY LESS THAN 10 MPH.

$$
FORECASTER...LIPSON
REQUESTED BY...SCHAULAND
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20160423.ML___.01/RIW



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