Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Grand Junction, CO

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SPOT FORECAST FOR GUARD STATION RX...SAN JUAN NATIONAL FOREST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
852 AM MDT THU APR 28 2016

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 0840 MDT ON APRIL 28.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...LOW PRESSURE OVER THE GREAT BASIN WILL SLOWLY MOVE EAST
TO THE FOUR CORNERS BY FRIDAY. AS THIS SYSTEM EXITS TO THE EAST...THE
NEXT SYSTEM WILL TAKE A SIMILAR TRACK THIS WEEKEND. EXPECT WET
CONDITIONS TO PREVAIL OVER THE AREA THROUGH MONDAY WITH EXCELLENT MIXING
IN SHOWERS AND STORMS.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80%). NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND
                    ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....43-48 F.
MIN HUMIDITY........43-48%.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 5-15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH. GUSTY
                    AND ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD INCREASING TO EXCELLENT BY AFTERNOON.
CLEARING INDEX......1050.
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
LAL.................2.
MIXING HEIGHT.......5000 FT AGL THEN INCREASING TO 12000 FT AGL
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 24 MPH.

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80%). ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
                    IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS
                    THROUGH THE NIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....25-30 F.
MAX HUMIDITY........95-100%.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN
                    THE EVENING. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED
                    NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE EVENING.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD DECREASING TO POOR BY LATE EVENING.
CLEARING INDEX......1050 DECREASING TO 300 BY LATE EVENING.
HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
LAL.................2.
MIXING HEIGHT.......7000 FT AGL DECREASING TO 1800 FT AGL EARLY IN
                    THE EVENING.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 10 MPH.

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (80-90%). SCATTERED SNOW SHOWERS
                    IN THE MORNING...THEN SCATTERED SHOWERS AND
                    ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....38-43 F.
MIN HUMIDITY........59-64%.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 5-10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH. GUSTY AND
                    ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR INCREASING TO VERY GOOD BY LATE MORNING.
CLEARING INDEX......1000 INCREASING TO 1050 IN THE AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........3 VERY LOW.
LAL.................1.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3800 FT AGL INCREASING TO 7500 FT AGL IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 16 MPH.

$$
FORECASTER...MIKE MEYERS
REQUESTED BY...DURANGO HELITACK
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20160428.GUARD.01/GJT



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