Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Great Falls, MT

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SPOT FORECAST FOR BLACKTAIL HILLS UNIT 1...USFS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GREAT FALLS MT
410 PM MDT FRI APR 17 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1545 MDT ON APRIL 17.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE OVER THE BURN AREA TONIGHT WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE
DRY AND STABLE CONDITIONS. A COLD FRONT WILL DROP SOUTH OUT OF
CANADA OVERNIGHT AND SHOULD REACH THE BURN AREA BETWEEN 7 AND 9 AM
SATURDAY. WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTH BEHIND THE FRONT AND
BECOME GUSTY. WINDS SHOULD DECREASE BY LATE AFTERNOON. RAIN
SHOWERS WILL ALSO ACCOMPANY THE FRONTAL PASSAGE THOUGH MOISTURE
WILL BE SOMEWHAT LIMITED WITH AMOUNTS AROUND A TENTH OF AN INCH
EXPECTED. TEMPERATURES WILL BE MUCH COOLER SATURDAY. HIGH PRESSURE
RETURNS SUNDAY FOR DRY AND WARMING CONDITIONS.

.REMAINDER OF TODAY...

RELATIVE HUMIDITY THE REMAINDER OF THE AFTERNOON SHOULD REMAIN AROUND
20 PERCENT THROUGH 5 PM AND THEN BEGIN TO SLOWLY INCREASE.

SKY AND WEATHER.....MOSTLY CLEAR.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....35-40.
MAX HUMIDITY........71-76 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
RIDGETOP WIND.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 8 TO 12 MPH...BECOMING WEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.

.SATURDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SCATTERED RAIN AND SNOW
                    SHOWERS.
CWR.................30 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....41-46.
MIN HUMIDITY........50-55 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO
                    25 MPH.
RIDGETOP WIND.......NORTH WINDS 25 TO 30 MPH.

.SATURDAY NIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY.
CWR.................5 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....23-28.
MAX HUMIDITY........69-74 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 25
                    MPH...BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND 8 MPH AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT.
RIDGETOP WIND.......NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.

.SUNDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
CWR.................0 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....40-45.
MIN HUMIDITY........32-37 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
RIDGETOP WIND.......NORTH WINDS 12 TO 15 MPH.

$$
FORECASTER...EMANUEL
REQUESTED BY...WHITNEY CASEBOLT
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20150417.BLACK.03/TFX



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