Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Grand Forks, ND

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Spot Forecast for Nelson Prairie...US FISH AND WILDLIFE
National Weather Service Grand Forks ND
725 AM CDT Wed May 24 2017

Forecast is based on ignition time of 1300 CDT on May 24.
If conditions become unrepresentative...contact the National Weather
Service.

.DISCUSSION...

Mostly sunny and warmer weather will prevail today with highs in
the upper 60s to lower 70s. Humidity values will drop into the 40
to 55 percent range. Light south/southeast winds this morning
will strengthen to sustained at 5 to 15 mph for much of the area
today, resulting in good to very good smoke dispersal this
afternoon. For the Devils Lake basin area, winds will become
breezy this afternoon, gusting up to 35 mph with excellent smoke
dispersal.

Chances for scattered showers will return Thursday and continue
through the holiday weekend. Precipitation will be spotty with
light amounts. High temperatures will be near normal for this time
of year with minimum relative humidity values dropping into the 30
to 50 percent range.

.TODAY...

Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Patchy fog early in the morning.
Max temperature.....63-68.
Min humidity........48-53 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........Southeast winds 7 to 12 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph
                    in the afternoon.
Mixing height.......300 ft AGL increasing to 6400 ft AGL in the
                    afternoon.
Mixing winds........Southeast 15 to 20 mph.

TIME (CDT)      1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM
Sky (%).........41  45  48  48  46  39
Weather cov.....
Weather type....
Tstm cov........
Temp............62  63  64  64  65  65
RH..............52  50  50  50  48  48
20 FT wind dir..SE  SE  SE  SE  SE  SE
20 FT wind spd..12  12  12  12  12  12
20 FT wind gust.20  20  20  20  20  20
Mix hgt (kft)...6.4 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.4 6.4
Mixing wind dir.SE  SE  SE  SE  SE  SE
Mixing wind spd.20  20  20  20  20  20

.TONIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy becoming mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....45-50.
Max humidity........89 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........Southeast winds 7 to 12 mph with gusts up to 20
                    mph.
Mixing height.......300 ft AGL.
Mixing winds........Southeast around 21 mph.

TIME (CDT)      7 PM   9 PM   11 PM  1 AM   3 AM   5 AM
Sky (%).........28     12     9      15     34     49
Weather cov.....
Weather type....NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE
Tstm cov........
Temp............63     56     51     50     48     47
RH..............50     64     77     80     86     89
20 ft wind......SE 12  SE 12  SE 12  SE 12  SE 12  SE 12
20 ft wind gust.20     20     20     20     20     20
Mix hgt (ft)....300    300    300    300    300    300
Mixing wind.....SE 21  SE 21  SE 21  SE 21  SE 21  SE 21

.THURSDAY...

Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of showers in
                    the afternoon.
Max temperature.....65-70.
Min humidity........48 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........South winds 12 to 17 mph with gusts up to 30
                    mph.
Mixing height.......300 ft AGL increasing to 4900 ft AGL in the
                    afternoon.
Mixing winds........South around 35 mph.

TIME (CDT)      7 AM      10 AM     1 PM      4 PM
Sky (%).........60        66        74        86
Weather cov.....                    S CHC     S CHC
Weather type....NONE      NONE      RNSHWR    RNSHWR
Tstm cov........
Temp............49        59        66        67
RH..............80        60        48        50
20 FT wind......SE 17G30  SE 17G30  S 17G30   S 17G30
Mix hgt (ft)....300       300       4900      4900
Mixing wind.....S 35      S 35      S 35      S 35

$$
Forecaster...BP
Requested by...Jason Westholter
Type of request...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 1709993.0/FGF
.EMAIL jason_westholter@fws.gov


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