Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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SPOT FORECAST FOR WOLVERINE...OTHER
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
652 PM PDT THU JUL 30 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1855 MDT ON JULY 30.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

...THIS FORECAST WAS BASED ON OBSERVATIONS REPORTED AT THE CHELAN
PORTABLE RAWS AND MAY NOT REFLECT THOSE EXPEREINCED ON THE FIRE,
ESPECIALLY THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS...

.DISCUSSION...
A STRONG UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL REMAIN FIXED OVER THE FIRE AT
LEAST THROUGH SATURDAY. THE RIDGE WILL CONTINUE TO DELIVER HOT,
UNSTABLE, AND UNUSUALLY DRY CONDITIONS TO THE REGION. HUMIDITY
VALUES WILL REMAIN VERY LOW THROUGH THE PERIOD, INCLUDING
DURING THE NIGHTTIME HOURS, ESPECIALLY OVER THE HIGHER PORTIONS
OF THE FIRE. WINDS SHOULD REMAIN RELATIVELY LIGHT AND GENERALLY
OUT OF A WEST TO NORTHWEST ORIENTATION. THE RIDGE COULD BEGIN
TO BREAKDOWN BY LATE SATURDAY NIGHT OR SUNDAY, WITH INCREASED
WINDS, COOLER TEMPERATURES, AND HIGHER RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR OTHER THAN AREAS OF SMOKE.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....62 NEAR THE LAKE TO 66 AT THE TOP OF THE FIRE.
MAX HUMIDITY........POOR RECOVERIES. AROUND 30 PERCENT NEAR THE
                    LAKE TO AROUND 20 PERCENT AT THE TOP OF THE
                    FIRE.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 3 TO 6 MPH...BUT
                    LOCALLY NORTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH NEAR THE LAKE.
MIXING HEIGHT.......9000 FT AGL THIS EVENING...DECREASING TO 1000
                    FT AGL OVERNIGHT NEAR THE LAKE. UPPER PORTIONS
                    OF THE FIRE WILL CONTINUE TO SEE MIXING
                    HEIGHTS TO 4000 FT ABOVE THE HIGHEST TERRAIN.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST TO SOUTHWEST 7 TO 11 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY. A LITTLE WARMER.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....92 AT TOP OF FIRE TO 98 NEAR THE LAKE.
MIN HUMIDITY........AROUND 10 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST TO NORTHWEST WIND 3 TO 6 MPH...
                    BUT LOCALLY NORTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH NEAR THE
                    LAKE.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1000 FT AGL IN THE MORNING...WITH THE
                    INVERSION BREAKING BY 1100 AND HEIGHTS
                    INCREASING TO 7500 AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST TO NORTHWEST 5 TO 9 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....60 NEAR THE LAKE TO 64 AT THE TOP OF THE
                    FIRE.
MAX HUMIDITY........POOR RECOVERIES. AROUND 35 PERCENT NEAR THE
                    LAKE TO AROUND 20 PERCENT AT THE TOP OF THE
                    FIRE.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 8 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1500 FT ABOVE LAKE LEVEL. UPPER PORTIONS OF
                    THE FIRE 3000 FT ABOVE THE HIGHEST TERRAIN.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST TO NORTHWEST 6 TO 12 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.

.SATURDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY AND CONTINUED HOT AND DRY.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....90 TO 96
MIN HUMIDITY........9 TO 14 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 9 MPH.

$$
FORECASTER...FX
REQUESTED BY...JEFF BOUSCHOR
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150730.WOLVE.01/OTX


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