Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Riverton, WY

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SPOT FORECAST FOR BITTER CREEK...BLM
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RIVERTON WY
311 AM MDT WED JUL 29 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 2239 MDT ON JULY 28.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...A VERY DRY WESTERLY FLOW WILL PREVAIL OVER THE AREA
TODAY WITH TEMPERATURES TRENDING AROUND 10 DEGREES WARMER THAN
TUESDAY. WINDS WILL BE LIGHT. UPPER LEVEL HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD
INTO THE FOUR CORNERS REGION OVER THE NEXT FEW DAYS WITH
TEMPERATURES CONTINUING TO TREND WARMER THURSDAY AND FRIDAY WHILE
THE AIRMASS REMAINS VERY DRY WITH MIN RHS 10 PERCENT OR LESS AND
POOR RH RECOVERY AT NIGHT. WINDS WILL REMAIN LIGHT THROUGH
FRIDAY.

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

FORECASTER...MEUNIER

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (0-10 PERCENT).
MAX TEMPERATURE.....75-78.
MIN HUMIDITY........7-10 PERCENT.

20 FOOT WINDS.......NORTH 4-7 MPH IN THE MORNING.
                    NORTHWEST 5-10 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
RIDGE TOP WINDS.....NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.

LAL.................1.
CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.

MIXING HEIGHT.......1600-2600 FT AGL THOUGH 0900...INCREASING
                    TO 6600-7600 FT AGL IN THE AFTERNOON.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH IN THE MORNING.
                    WEST AROUND 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR (11300 KNOT-FT) INCREASING TO GOOD (76200
                    KNOT-FT) IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR (0-10 PERCENT).
MIN TEMPERATURE.....50-53.
MAX HUMIDITY........31-34 PERCENT.
20 FOOT WINDS.......NORTH TO NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
RIDGE TOP WINDS.....NORTH TO NORTHWEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......4800-5800 FT AGL THROUGH 2000...
                    DECREASING TO 500-1000 FT AGL AFTER MIDNIGHT.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10 TO 15 MPH UNTIL 2000...DECREASING AND
                    BECOMING NORTH AROUND 5 MPH BY MIDNIGHT.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD (67400 KNOT-FT) DECREASING TO POOR (2100
                    KNOT-FT) AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.THURSDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (0-10 PERCENT).
MAX TEMPERATURE.....81-84.
MIN HUMIDITY........7-10 PERCENT.
20 FOOT WINDS.......LIGHT AND VARIABLE...BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.
RIDGE TOP WINDS.....LIGHT AND VARIABLE...BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
CHC OF WETTING RAIN.ZERO PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2300-3300 FT AGL INCREASING TO 8000-9000 FT AGL
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST 4 TO 8 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                    WEST AROUND 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR (7700 KNOT-FT) INCREASING TO GOOD (77600
                    KNOT-FT) IN THE AFTERNOON.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY NIGHT...
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. WINDS GENERALLY LESS THAN
10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S.
WINDS GENERALLY LESS THAN 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...
MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. WINDS
GENERALLY LESS THAN 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. HIGHS IN THE MID 80S. WINDS
GENERALLY LESS THAN 10 MPH.

$$
FORECASTER...MEUNIER
REQUESTED BY...MEGAN FLUHARTY
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150728.BITTE.01/RIW



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