Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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Spot Forecast for Epstein RX 2018...Grayback Forestry
National Weather Service Medford OR
648 AM PDT Tue Apr 24 2018

Forecast is based on ignition time of 0700 PDT on April 24.
If conditions become unrepresentative...contact the National Weather
Service.

.DISCUSSION...The thermal trough will shift inland today and
tomorrow. This will result in continued dry and very warm
conditions, with near or above daily record highs both days.
Southeast winds will dominate the area today, but will slack off
this evening and overnight, with light winds to follow on
Wednesday. Daytime mixing will be good, but inversions will greatly
limit overnight mixing. Daytime humidities will remain low. Cooler
and wetter weather is expected starting Friday, with showers and a
very slight chance for thunderstorms over the weekend.

.TODAY...

Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....Around 80.
Min humidity........15-20 percent.
Eye level winds.....Southeast 7 to 9 mph.
Wind (20 ft)........Southeast winds 10 to 14 mph with gusts to
                    around 20 mph.
Mixing height.......Around 500 ft AGL in the morning, increasing to
                    8000-9000 ft AGL in the afternoon.
Transport winds.....Southeast around 17 mph.

.TONIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....Around 49.
Max humidity........70-75 percent.
Eye level winds.....Southeast around 5 mph becoming downslope 2-3
                    mph overnight.
Wind (20 ft)........Southeast around 8 mph becoming downslope 3-4
                    mph overnight.
Mixing height.......Decreasing to 500-800 ft AGL overnight.
Transport winds.....South to southeast around 4 mph.

.WEDNESDAY...

Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....Around 82.
Min humidity........15-20 percent.
Eye level winds.....Southeast 3-4 mph, becoming south to southwest
                    in the late afternoon.
Wind (20 ft)........Southeast 5-6 mph, becoming south to southwest
                    in the late afternoon.
Mixing height.......Around 500 ft AGL in the morning, increasing to
                    8000-9000 ft AGL in the afternoon.
Transport winds.....Southeast around 8 mph.

.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 5...
.THURSDAY...
Partly cloudy. Lows around 50. Highs near 80. Light
winds.
.FRIDAY...
Not as warm. Partly cloudy. A chance of showers. Lows in
the mid 40s. Highs 65 to 75. West winds around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...
Cooler. Showers likely. Lows in the lower 40s. Highs
55 to 62. West winds around 5 mph.

$$
Forecaster...NIEUWENHUIS
Requested by...Sean Hendrix
Type of request...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 1807403.1/MFR



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