Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Duluth, MN

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FNUS73 KDLH 041914
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SPOT FORECAST FOR SAND LAKE COMPLEX...USFS SUPERIOR NF
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
214 PM CDT MON MAY 4 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 1400 CDT ON MAY 04.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...

IT IS WARM AND VERY DRY THIS AFTERNOON. THE MINIMUM RH WILL DIP A
LITTLE BELOW 20% WITHIN THE THE NEXT FEW HOURS BEFORE GRADUALLY
RECOVERING THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. THE NW WINDS AROUND 5 TO 7
MPH WILL GRADUALLY DIMINISH THIS EVENING AND TONIGHT AS HIGH
PRESSURE MOVES INTO NORTHERN MINNESOTA. THE WIND SHOULD BE VERY
LIGHT BY LATE THIS EVENING AND REMAIN THAT WAY THROUGH A LITTLE
AFTER DAWN TUESDAY. THE HUMIDITY WILL LIKELY ONLY RECOVER TO
ABOUT 60 TO 65% TONIGHT.

THE HIGH PRESSURE WILL SHIFT EAST TUESDAY. IT WILL BE WARMER AND
JUST AS DRY TOMORROW WITH SSE TO SE WINDS OF 5 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS
IN THE AFTERNOON COULD APPROACH 15 MPH.

WEDNESDAY WILL BE A BIT COOLER AGAIN, AND WILL LIKELY BE MUCH
MORE HUMID. A LOW PRESSURE WILL BE APPROACHING THE REGION,
BRINGING MOISTURE AND EVENTUALLY SHOWERS FOR LATER IN THE WEEK.

.REST OF TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 64.
MIN HUMIDITY........18 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........NORTHWEST WINDS 4 TO 7 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......9800 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT (115300) DECREASING TO EXCELLENT
                    (81800) LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.

TIME (CDT)      2 PM   4 PM   6 PM
TEMP............62     63     63
RH..............22     19     20
20 FT WIND DIR..NW     NW     NW
20 FT WIND SPD..7      5      4
20 FT WIND GUST.10     8      5

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 31.
MAX HUMIDITY........64 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........NORTHWEST WINDS 3 TO 4 MPH BECOMING NORTH
                    AROUND 2 MPH LATE IN THE EVENING...THEN
                    BECOMING LIGHT BECOMING SOUTH AROUND 2 MPH
                    LATE.
MIXING HEIGHT.......6000 FT AGL DECREASING TO 300 FT AGL IN THE
                    LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH BECOMING NORTHEAST LATE
                    IN THE EVENING...THEN BECOMING SOUTH -4 TO 5
                    MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD (35900) DECREASING TO POOR (650) IN THE
                    LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.

TIME (CDT)      7 PM   9 PM   11 PM  1 AM   3 AM   5 AM
TEMP............61     49     39     35     33     31
RH..............22     32     48     58     56     60
20 FT WIND DIR..NW     N      NE     SE     S      S
20 FT WIND SPD..4      2      1      1      2      2
20 FT WIND GUST.5

.TUESDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 68.
MIN HUMIDITY........16 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTH WINDS 2 TO 6 MPH BECOMING SOUTHEAST 7 TO
                    8 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2400 FT AGL INCREASING TO 7150 FT AGL IN THE
                    LATE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON...THEN
                    DECREASING TO 5800 FT AGL LATE IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR (6700) INCREASING TO EXCELLENT (64000).

TIME (CDT)      7 AM   9 AM   11 AM  1 PM   3 PM   5 PM
TEMP............35     53     65     67     68     67
RH..............63     37     20     20     17     19
20 FT WIND DIR..S      S      S      SE     S      SE
20 FT WIND SPD..2      4      6      8      8      8
20 FT WIND GUST.       5      7      15     15     15

$$
FORECASTER...GEOFF
REQUESTED BY...ELIZABETH SCHMIDT
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE
.TAG 20150504.SANDL.01/DLH






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