Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Billings, MT

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SPOT FORECAST FOR SPEARSIDING...CROW FIRE & AVIATION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE BILLINGS MT
437 PM MDT TUE APR 22 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1615 MDT ON APRIL 22.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...

CLOUDS WILL BE INCREASING FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS AFTERNOON
INTO THIS EVENING. AN ISOLATED SHOWER AND THUNDERSTORM IS POSSIBLE
THIS AFTERNOON. GUSTY SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL PREVAIL AHEAD OF A COLD
FRONT THAT WILL MOVE ACROSS THE FIRE SITE LATE TONIGHT. THE FRONT
IS EXPECTED TO MOVE ACROSS THE FIRE SITE AFTER MIDNIGHT TONIGHT
RESULTING IN A WIND SHIFT TO THE NORTHWEST WITH WIND GUSTS 40 TO
50 MPH LIKELY ALONG AND BEHIND THE FRONT. SHOWERS AND AN ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORM WILL ALSO BE POSSIBLE LATE THIS EVENING INTO THE
OVERNIGHT HOURS. WEDNESDAY WILL BE COLDER AND WINDY WITH ISOLATED
TO SCATTERED SHOWERS. WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS WILL GUST 30 TO 50
MPH.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING...THEN SCATTERED
                    RAIN SHOWERS AND ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
                    OVERNIGHT.
CWR.................32 PERCENT.
LAL.................3...9 TO 15 STRIKES/15 MIN/CELL.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....43-48.
MAX HUMIDITY........70-75 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........
 SLOPE/VALLEY.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 15 MPH BECOMING NORTHWEST
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT WITH GUSTS 40 TO 50 MPH AT TIMES.
                    GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED
                    NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
 RIDGETOP...........SOUTH 15 TO 25 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........3.

.WEDNESDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS.
CWR.................30 PERCENT.
LAL.................1...NO THUNDERSTORMS.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....53-58.
MIN HUMIDITY........29-34 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........
 SLOPE/VALLEY.......NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
                    AROUND 50 MPH.
 RIDGETOP...........NORTHWEST 30 TO 45 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........2.

$$
FORECASTER...HOOLEY
REQUESTED BY...BRYCE ROGERS
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20140422.SPEAR.01/BYZ



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