Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Grand Forks, ND

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SPOT FORECAST FOR OPGRAND...USFWS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
854 AM CDT SAT APR 19 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1300 CDT ON APRIL 19.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...
SHOWERS ARE ENDING IN NORTHWEST MINNESOTA THIS MORNING...WITH SUN
AND WEST WINDS DEVELOPING. EXPECT WINDS TO BECOME WESTERLY AT
15-20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 30 MPH...WITH SMOKE DISPERSAL IN THE GOOD
TO EXCELLENT CATEGORY. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL REACH INTO THE LOW
60S TODAY...AND WITH SLIGHTLY DRIER AIR MOVING IN COMBINED WITH
THE WARMER TEMPERATURES...IS EXPECTED TO DROP MINIMUM HUMIDITIES
INTO THE 25-30 PERCENT RANGE DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....60-65.
MIN HUMIDITY........20-25 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 16 TO 21 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1100-2200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 5900-6800 FT
                    AGL.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTH 33 TO 38 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST 23 TO
                    30 MPH EARLY IN THE MORNING.

TIME (CDT)      12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM
SKY (%).........27  21  19  16  14  13  11
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....
TSTM COV........
TEMP............57  59  61  62  62  62  61
RH..............35  32  27  25  25  27  32
20 FT WIND DIR..SW  SW  SW  SW  W   W   W
20 FT WIND SPD..16  17  17  17  17  17  16
20 FT WIND GUST.25  25  25  25  25  25  25

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....33-38.
MAX HUMIDITY........86-91 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH DECREASING TO UP TO 5
                    MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT...THEN BECOMING LIGHT AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3800-5600 FT AGL DECREASING TO 300 FT AGL EARLY
                    IN THE EVENING.
MIXING WINDS........WEST 20 TO 25 MPH BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 14 MPH
                    EARLY IN THE EVENING.

TIME (CDT)      7 PM   9 PM   11 PM  1 AM   3 AM   5 AM
SKY (%).........10     9      10     11     12     14
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE
TSTM COV........
TEMP............59     52     46     43     39     36
RH..............40     55     68     72     82     89
20 FT WIND......W 15   W 11   W 8    W 5    NW 4   N 4
20 FT WIND GUST.20     15     10     10     5      5

.SUNDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....64-69.
MIN HUMIDITY........22-27 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT WINDS BECOMING SOUTH 5 TO 6 MPH IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300 FT AGL INCREASING TO 5800-6900 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........NORTHEAST AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST 3
                    TO 12 MPH EARLY IN THE MORNING...THEN SHIFTING
                    TO THE SOUTHWEST 13 TO 15 MPH LATE IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.

TIME (CDT)      7 AM      10 AM     1 PM      4 PM
SKY (%).........15        14        13        13
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....NONE      NONE      NONE      NONE
TSTM COV........
TEMP............36        48        58        65
RH..............86        55        38        27
20 FT WIND......NE 4G5    S 3G5     SW 5G10   SW 6G10

$$
FORECASTER...HOPKINS
REQUESTED BY...LINDY
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20140419.OPGRA.01/FGF






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