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Spot Forecast for Quartz Ridge 2...USFS
National Weather Service Spokane WA
521 PM PDT Tue Aug 16 2022

Forecast is based on forecast start time of 1800 PDT on August 16.
If conditions become unrepresentative...contact the National Weather
Service.

.DISCUSSION...

High pressure starts to build into the region after tonight.
This will bring dry conditions and warming temperatures over
the next few days, with poor humidity recoveries at night.
Winds be light and terrain driven. The ridge of high pressure
starts to shift east Thursday, bringing a few more clouds
and an increase in easterly winds.  Warm conditions continue
into the weekend with dry weather.  A slight chance of showers
moves into the region between Sunday night and Tuesday.


.TONIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Mostly clear. Haze and areas of smoke in the
                    evening.
CWR.................0 percent.
LAL.................1.
Min temperature.....Around 63.
Max humidity........39 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........North winds 3 to 5 mph in the evening shifting
                    to the east around 3 mph overnight.
Mixing height.......2500 ft AGL in the evening decreasing to near
                    the surface overnight.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 4 mph.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.

.WEDNESDAY...

Sky/weather.........Sunny.
CWR.................0 percent.
LAL.................1.
Max temperature.....Around 83.
Min humidity........19 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........East winds around 3 mph in the morning shifting
                    to the northwest 3 to 4 mph in the afternoon.
Mixing height.......1000 ft AGL in the morning increasing to 9000
                    ft AGL in the afternoon.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 3 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
CWR.................0 percent.
LAL.................1.
Min temperature.....Around 64.
Max humidity........41 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........North winds around 4 mph in the evening
                    shifting to the east overnight.
Mixing height.......5000 ft AGL in the evening decreasing to near
                    the surface overnight.
Transport winds.....East around 7 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.

.THURSDAY...

Sky/weather.........Mostly clear in the morning...increasing
                    high clouds in the afternoon.
CWR.................0 percent.
LAL.................1.
Max temperature.....Around 85.
Min humidity........23 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........East winds 4 to 6 mph. Gusts to 10 mph in the
                    afternoon.
Mixing height.......1000 ft AGL in the morning increasing to 9500
                    ft AGL in the afternoon.
Transport winds.....East around 8 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.

$$
Forecaster...MSC
Requested by...IDCDC
Type of request...WILDFIRE
.TAG 2216816.0/OTX
.DELDT 08/16/22
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.EMAIL idcdc@firenet.gov