Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Billings, MT

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SPOT FORECAST FOR SKULL RIDGE...USFS BIGHORN NF
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
711 AM MDT FRI OCT 31 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1200 MDT ON OCTOBER 31.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...

DRY AND WARMER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS. THERE WILL BE PERIODS OF
DENSER HIGH LEVEL CLOUD COVER MOVING THROUGH AT TIMES...BUT THERE
WILL BE SIGNIFICANT BREAKS IN THE CLOUD COVER. WINDS WILL BE SLOPE
DOMINANT TODAY WITH A GENERAL SOUTHWEST FLOW AT RIDGETOP
ELEVATION. RH VALUES WILL DROP INTO THE 20S THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS
WILL START OUT SLOPE DOMINANT ON SATURDAY BUT WILL BECOME
SOUTHWEST IN THE LATER AFTERNOON AS NEXT STORM SYSTEM APPROACHES
FROM THE WEST. EXPECT A FEW GUSTS IN THE 30 MPH RANGE LATE
AFTERNOON. SATURDAYS TEMPERATURES AND RH VALUES WILL BE SIMILAR TO
TODAY. PRECIPITATION CHANCES ARRIVE FOR SUNDAY. CHAMBERS

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
LAL.................1...NO THUNDERSTORMS.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....54-59.
MIN HUMIDITY........25-30 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........
 SLOPE/VALLEY.......UP SLOPE/VALLEY 6 TO 12 MPH.
 RIDGETOP...........SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......4400 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........4.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
LAL.................1...NO THUNDERSTORMS.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....36-41.
MAX HUMIDITY........48-53 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........
 SLOPE/VALLEY.......DOWN SLOPE/VALLEY 4 TO 8 MPH.
 RIDGETOP...........WEST 15 TO 25 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3400 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........4.

.SATURDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY  CLOUDY.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
LAL.................1...NO THUNDERSTORMS.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....55-60.
MIN HUMIDITY........28-33 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........
 SLOPE/VALLEY.......UP SLOPE/VALLEY 6 TO 12 MPH...OCCASIONAL
                    GUST TO 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
 RIDGETOP...........SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH...INCREASING TO 20 TO
                    30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING HEIGHT.......5300 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........4.

$$
FORECASTER...CHAMBERS
REQUESTED BY...ERIC COMSTOCK
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20141031.SKULL.01/BYZ



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