Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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FNUS76 KMFR 170306
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Spot Forecast for Westside Rx...Bureau of Land Management
National Weather Service Medford OR
706 PM PST Tue Jan 16 2018

Forecast is based on ignition time of 0600 PST on January 17.
If conditions become unrepresentative...contact the National Weather
Service.

.DISCUSSION...A cold front will approach the coast Wednesday. Ahead of
the front expect strong southwest winds, which will persist through
Wednesday night. The front will pass through the region early Thursday
morning, bringing precipitation by Thursday afternoon, with snow levels
above 6500 feet, dropping to 3000 feet by Friday morning. Winds will
diminish Thursday evening into Friday. Precipitation will diminish
Friday into Saturday. A strong system will bring another round of
precipitation Sunday.

.WEDNESDAY...

Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Max temperature.....Around 55.
Min humidity........50 percent.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....Southeast 5 to 8 mph increasing to 12 to 14
                    mph in the afternoon, gusting to 25 mph.
WIND (20 FT)........Southeast 9 to 11 mph, then southwest 18 to 21
                    mph in the afternoon, gusting to 40 mph.
Mixing height.......500-1500 ft AGL increasing to 3200 ft AGL late
                    in the afternoon.
Transport winds.....South around 25 mph.
CWR.................0 percent.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....Around 41.
Max humidity........85 percent.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....Southwest 14 to 16 mph gusting to 25 mph in the
                    evening, then south 8 to 11 mph gusting to
                    18 mph after midnight.
WIND (20 FT)........Southwest 22 to 25 mph gusting to 40 mph in the
                    evening, then south 15 to 18 mph, with gusts to
                    30 mph after midnight.
Mixing height.......3200 ft AGL decreasing to 300-700 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 20 mph.
CWR.................0 percent.

.THURSDAY...

Sky/weather.........Cloudy. A chance of rain in the morning, then
                    rain likely in the afternoon, then rain snow
                    mix in the evening. Expect around half an inch
                    of rain.
Max temperature.....Around 45.
Min humidity........64 percent.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....Southwest 10 to 14 mph gusting to 20 mph.
WIND (20 FT)........Southwest 19 to 23 mph gusting to 30 mph.
Mixing height.......300-700 ft AGL increasing to 1600-2600 ft AGL
                    in the afternoon.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 25 mph.
CWR.................65 percent.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.FRIDAY...
Colder. Rain and snow likely. Lows in the mid 20s. Highs 35 to
40. Southwest winds 7 to 12 mph.
.SATURDAY...
Mostly cloudy with a slight chance of rain and snow showers. Lows
around 19. Highs in the mid 30s. West winds 5 to 6 mph.
.SUNDAY...
Mostly cloudy with a chance of snow. Lows in the lower 20s. Highs
in the mid to upper 30s. South winds 7 to 17 mph.

$$
Forecaster...COHEN
Requested by...Ian Konz
Type of request...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 1800236.1/MFR



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