Spot Forecast Request
Issued by NWS San Joaquin Valley, CA

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A SPOT FORECAST REQUEST HAS JUST BEEN RECEIVED FOR A SAR INCIDENT
NAMED "El Capitan"

           PRIORITY:  IMMEDIATE
               DATE:  5/22/15
               TIME:  0929
       PROJECT NAME:  El Capitan
       PROJECT TYPE:  SAR
  REQUESTING AGENCY:  National Park Service
REQUESTING OFFICIAL:  Lisa Hendy
     REQUEST REASON:  IAMS
                FAX:
    EMERGENCY PHONE:  (209) 665-6225
           LOCATION:
              STATE:  CA
               DLAT:   37.72393
               DLON:   119.63535
           EXPOSURE:  S
          FUEL TYPE:
         SHELTERING:
   BOTTOM ELEVATION:  3500
      TOP ELEVATION:  7000
       SIZE (ACRES):  1

WEATHER CONDITIONS AT PROJECT OR FROM NEARBY STATIONS
 ELEV= TIME= WIND= T= TW= RH= TD=
 ELEV= TIME= WIND= T= TW= RH= TD=
 ELEV= TIME= WIND= T= TW= RH= TD=
 ELEV= TIME= WIND= T= TW= RH= TD=

...REMARKS...
Greetings :
I am looking for a pre-emptive forecast for Saturday and Sunday for
El Capitan. We have seen several climbing parties staging for
attempts on El Cap over the holiday weekend. Given conditions the
last few days, we anticipate rockfall hazard,slick routes, and other
problems facing these teams that are likely to lead to an emergency
response on our part. We are looking specifically for winds near the
face, chance of rain, and visibility on the summit where we would
have to land a helicopter with a team, as well as winds on the face
for helo operations. The coordinates I gave you are the meadow below
the face. The face rises almost straight up from there. Thanks for
your help everyone

...WEATHER PARAMETERS REQUESTED...
      CLOUDS / WEATHER: 1,1,1
           TEMPERATURE: 1,1,1
     RELATIVE HUMIDITY: 0,0,0
        EYE LEVEL WIND: 0,0,0
SURROUNDING RIDGE WIND: 1,1,1
      SMOKE DISPERSION: 0,0,0

SITE:  HNX
OFILE:  20150522.ELCAP.01
TIMEZONE:  PST8PDT


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