Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Spokane, WA

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SPOT FORECAST FOR MERRIT LAKE...USFS-CWICC WADNR
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA
102 PM PDT FRI MAY 29 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1234 PDT ON MAY 29.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...

A FLASH FLOOD WATCH IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM FOR THE EAST SLOPES OF
THE CASCADES. HIGHEST THREAT IS IN VICINITY OF 2014 WILDFIRE BURN
SCARS.

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE VICINITY OF THE FIRE WILL INCREASE
IN AREAL COVERAGE THIS AFTERNOON BEFORE DECREASING OVERNIGHT. THE
HIGHEST CONCENTRATION OF THUNDER WILL BE ALONG MOUNTAIN RIDGES
INITIALLY. STORMS WILL SLOWLY DRIFT EAST OFF THE HIGHER TERRAIN LATER
THIS AFTERNOON. DRY CONDITIONS EXPECTED SATURDAY THEN FOR LATE SUNDAY
AND INTO MONDAY...THE ARRIVAL OF ANOTHER WEATHER SYSTEM WILL BRING A
RENEWED CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS FOR THE BURN SITE. THIS PATTERN WILL
CONTINUE INTO MID WEEK WITH TEMPERATURES COOLING TO NEAR NORMAL EARLY
IN THE WEEK AND WARMING BACK ABOVE NORMAL LATER IN THE WEEK.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SHOWERS THUNDERSTORMS
                    THROUGH 8 PM.
CWR.................35 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 70.
MIN HUMIDITY........35 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........UPSLOPE/UPVALLEY 2 TO 5 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC
                    WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
LAL.................3.
HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
CWR.................25 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 50.
MAX HUMIDITY........98 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 4 TO 8 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS
                    EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
LAL.................2.
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.

.SATURDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 79.
MIN HUMIDITY........31 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 6 TO 11 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 18 MPH.
LAL.................1.
HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.

$$
FORECASTER...EK
REQUESTED BY...CWICC
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150529.MERRI.01/OTX


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