weather.gov     
National Weather Service

Suppression Forecast
NWS Homepage
This page is being discontinued on March 12, 2014.
The same data is available at this site. Please update your bookmarks.
Thank you, and we apologize for the inconvenience.
Please send an email to SR-SRH.Webmaster@noaa.gov with any concerns.


Current Version
Previous Version:    01  02  03  04  05  06  07  08  09  10  11  12  13  14  15  16  17  
[Printable]
441
FNUS75 KGJT 210454
FWSGJT

SPOT FORECAST FOR SARGENTS MESA PILES...FOREST SERVICE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO
954 PM MST THU NOV 20 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1100 MST ON NOVEMBER 21.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...
THE INVERSION OVER THE BURN SITE WILL PERSIST TODAY SINCE HIGH
PRESSURE REMAINS IN CONTROL. THIS WILL CAUSE MIXING HEIGHTS TO BE
SLIGHTLY LOWER THAN ORIGINALLY FORECAST AND KEEP SMOKE DISPERSAL
IN THE POOR CATEGORY AGAIN. SURFACE WINDS AND TRANSPORT WINDS WILL
PICK UP SOME ON SATURDAY AHEAD OF THE NEXT STORM SYSTEM ALLOWING
MIXING TO INCREASE AND PUTTING SMOKE DISPERSAL IN THE FAIR
CATEGORY.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50%) THEN BECOMING MOSTLY
                    CLOUDY (60-70%).
MAX TEMPERATURE.....33-38 F.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 8 TO 10 MPH WITH OCCASIONAL GUSTS
                    TO 15 MPH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR.
HAINES INDEX........5 MODERATE.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1700 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 15 MPH.

.SATURDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50%).
MAX TEMPERATURE.....26-31 F.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR.
HAINES INDEX........4 LOW.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2700 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 32 MPH.

$$
FORECASTER...TOM RENWICK
REQUESTED BY...JIM RAMIREZ
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20141121.SARGE.01/GJT




U.S. Dept. of Commerce
NOAA National Weather Service
1325 East West Highway
Silver Spring, MD 20910
E-mail: w-nws.webmaster@noaa.gov
Page last modified: May 16, 2007
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE: for Safety, for Work, for Fun - FOR LIFE