Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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SPOT FORECAST FOR TORCH...CO-SUA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
851 AM MDT SAT JUL 4 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 0809 MDT ON JULY 04.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...HIGH PRESSURE CENTERED OVER THE FOUR CORNERS TODAY
WILL SHIFT EAST AND FLATTEN SOMEWHAT ON SUNDAY. HOWEVER MOISTURE
WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE OVER THE REGION. THEREFORE WE CAN
EXPECT A CONTINUED CHANCE SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...WITH THE
STRONGEST STORMS DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING PERIODS. ON
SUNDAY A DISTURBANCE BRUSHING WESTERN COLORADO...COMBINED WITH THE
DEEP MOISTURE WILL ENHANCE THE COVERAGE AND STRENGTH OF SHOWERS
AND THUNDERSTORMS.

.TODAY (UNTIL SUNSET)...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY UNTIL 1100...THEN INCREASING CLOUDS.
                    BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80%) BY 1500. A FEW
                    SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS POSSIBLE UNTIL 1200...
                    THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS
                    DEVELOPING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....77-82 F.
MIN HUMIDITY........34-39%.
20-FOOT WINDS.......LIGHT AND VARIABLE UNTIL NOON...THEN WEST 4-8 MPH.
                    GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED NEAR
                    THUNDERSTORMS.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....INCREASING TO GOOD IN THE AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
LAL.................4.
MIXING HEIGHT.......INCREASING TO 9800 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 5 MPH...BECOMING NORTH 5 MPH LATE IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT (AFTER SUNSET)...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80%). SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....58-63 F.
MAX HUMIDITY........88-93%.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST WINDS 5 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS
                    EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
LAL.................4.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST 5 MPH.

.SUNDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80%). NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND A
                    FEW THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING. THEN NUMEROUS
                    SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....72-77 F.
MIN HUMIDITY........40-45%.
20-FOOT WINDS.......LIGHT AND VARIABLE UNTIL NOON...THEN WEST 4-8 MPH
                    IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS
                    EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....INCREASING TO GOOD IN THE AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........2 VERY LOW.
LAL.................5.
MIXING HEIGHT.......8400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10 MPH.

$$
FORECASTER...ELLEN HEFFERNAN
REQUESTED BY...J MOORE
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150704.TORCH.01/GJT


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