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SPOT FORECAST FOR PINO...SANTA FE NATIONAL FOREST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ALBUQUERQUE NM
1056 AM MDT TUE SEP 2 2014

IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

DISCUSSION...
FEWER GUSTS EXPECTED TODAY AND WEDNESDAY DUE TO WEAKER WEST AND
SOUTHWEST WINDS ALOFT. DRY WEATHER SHOULD PERSIST BOTH DAYS WITH
FAIR OVERNIGHT HUMIDITY RECOVERY. HAINES OF 5 INDICATES A PRETTY
UNSTABLE ATMOSPHERE BOTH DAYS. BETTER MOISTURE WILL BEGIN TO MOVE
INTO THE AREA FROM THE SOUTHWEST WEDNESDAY AND ESPECIALLY
WEDNESDAY NIGHT WITH A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS RETURNING TO THE
FORECAST THURSDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND. AFTER HIGH TEMPERATURES
AROUND 5 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL TODAY AND WEDNESDAY...THE INFLUX OF
MOISTURE AND PRECIPITATION SHOULD CAUSE READINGS TO TREND CLOSER
TO NORMAL DURING THE LATTER HALF OF THE WORK WEEK.

FOR TODAY
   CLOUDS/WEATHER......MOSTLY SUNNY WITH A LITTLE WISPY HIGH CIRRUS.
                       A FEW PUFFY CUMULUS CLOUDS SHOULD DEVELOP
                       DURING THE AFTERNOON. AROUND 5 PM A PATCH OF
                       CIRRUS MAY CROSS FROM THE WEST MAKING SKIES
                       PARTLY CLOUDY FOR A BRIEF PERIOD.
   CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
   TEMPERATURE.........MAX 76-80.
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MIN 17-22 PERCENT.
   20 FOOT WIND........WEST WINDS 3 TO 6 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                       SOUTHWEST 5 TO 8 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
   MAX MIXING HEIGHT...12000 FT AGL.
   MAX TRANSPORT WIND..WEST 9 KNOTS.
   MAX VENT RATE.......VERY GOOD/107200 KNOT-FT AT 1700 LOCAL.
   VENTILATION TREND...POOR/25648 KNOT-FT AROUND MID-MORNING
                       BECOMING VERY GOOD/107200 KNOT-FT BY
                       MID-AFTERNOON.

FOR TONIGHT
   CLOUDS/WEATHER......MOSTLY CLEAR.
   CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
   TEMPERATURE.........MIN 52-56.
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MAX 38-43 PERCENT.
   20 FOOT WIND........DOWNSLOPE/DOWN VALLEY 3-5 MPH.
   VENTILATION TREND...GOOD/99000 KNOT-FT BY EARLY-EVENING
                       BECOMING POOR/24000 KNOT-FT BY LATE-EVENING.

FOR WEDNESDAY
   CLOUDS/WEATHER......MOSTLY SUNNY.
   CHC OF PRECIP.......0 PERCENT.
   TEMPERATURE.........MAX 76-80.
   RELATIVE HUMIDITY...MIN 19-24 PERCENT.
   20 FOOT WIND........WEST SOUTHWEST WINDS 3 TO 6 MPH BY MID
                       MORNING...BECOMING SOUTHWEST AT 5 TO 9 MPH
                       IN THE AFTERNOON.
   MAX MIXING HEIGHT...12500 FT AGL.
   MAX TRANSPORT WIND..SOUTHWEST 11 KNOTS.
   MAX VENT RATE.......VERY GOOD/124907 KNOT-FT AT 1400 LOCAL.
   VENTILATION TREND...FAIR/54084 KNOT-FT AROUND MID-MORNING
                       BECOMING VERY GOOD/124652 KNOT-FT BY
                       MID-AFTERNOON.

FORECASTS FOR WINDS ARE 20 FOOT WIND SPEEDS AND MUST BE ADJUSTED
ACCORDING TO FUEL TYPE AND SHELTERING TO GET EYE LEVEL WIND SPEED.

FORECASTER...44

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