Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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SPOT FORECAST FOR RED CLOUD LOOP PILES...US FOREST SERVICE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
858 PM MDT FRI SEP 30 2016

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 0930 MDT ON OCTOBER 01.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...SOUTHWEST FLOW WILL BECOME MORE PRONOUNCED ON
SATURDAY, THEN WILL INCREASE ON SUNDAY AS A STORM SYSTEM DEVELOPS
OVER THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST. THIS FLOW WILL BRING SOME DRYING,
HOWEVER ENOUGH MOISTURE WILL REMAIN FOR A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS SATURDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING. BETTER DRYING IS
THEN EXPECTED ON SUNDAY. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL WARM SOMEWHAT ON
SATURDAY, WITH LITTLE CHANGE FOR SUNDAY.

.SATURDAY (UNTIL SUNSET)...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40%) THEN BECOMING MOSTLY
                    CLOUDY (60-70%). SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....55-59 F.
MIN HUMIDITY........45-50%.
CLEARING INDEX......LESS THAN 200 UNTIL 1000...THEN INCREASING TO
                    900 IN THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING HEIGHT.......7000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 15 MPH.

.SATURDAY NIGHT (AFTER SUNSET)...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80%). ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....32-37 F.
MAX HUMIDITY........90-95%.
CLEARING INDEX......LESS THAN 200.
MIXING HEIGHT.......QUICKLY DECREASING TO 1000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....DOWNSLOPE/DOWNVALLEY 6 MPH.

.SUNDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60%). ISOLATED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....55-59 F.
MIN HUMIDITY........40-45%.
CLEARING INDEX......LESS THAN 200 UNTIL 1000...THEN INCREASING TO
                    OVER 1050 IN THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING HEIGHT.......6000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 25 MPH.

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FORECASTER...ELLEN HEFFERNAN
REQUESTED BY...RXB3
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20161001.REDCL.01/GJT


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