918  
FNUS75 KGJT 241743  
FWSGJT  
 
SPOT FORECAST FOR JOHNSON CREEK/NIZHONI...USFS  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO  
1143 AM MDT MON APR 24 2017  
 
FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1100 MDT ON APRIL 24.  
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE.  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
WINDS WILL PICK UP TODAY AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT THAT WILL MOVE  
THROUGH TOMORROW. THESE SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL PICK UP AROUND NOON  
AND GUST UP TO 30 MPH AT TIMES. THE WINDS WILL ALSO ALLOW FOR  
EXCELLENT SMOKE DISPERSAL TODAY AND AGAIN TOMORROW. FOR TUESDAY,  
SIMILAR CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED AS THE COLD FRONT PUSHES THROUGH.  
SOME SHOWERS ARE POSSIBLE OVER THE BURN SITE WITH AN ISOLATED  
STORM NOT OUT OF THE QUESTION THOUGH DO EXPECT MOST CONVECTION TO  
STAY NORTH. GUSTY WINDS WILL OCCUR AGAIN THOUGH THEY WILL BE OUT  
OF THE NORTHWEST.  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....58-63 F.  
MIN HUMIDITY........15-20%.  
WIND (20 FT)........NORTHEAST WINDS 10 MPH, INCREASING TO SOUTHWEST  
12 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT AFTER 11AM  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 20 MPH.  
CLEARING INDEX......1050.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80%).  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....34-39 F.  
MAX HUMIDITY........66-71%.  
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH  
UNTIL 7PM THEN BECOMING NORTH 5 MPH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT, DECREASING TO FAIR.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 25 MPH.  
CLEARING INDEX......1000.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY (80-90%). SCATTERED SHOWERS. ISOLATED  
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON GENERALLY NORTH  
OF THE BURN SITE.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....43-48 F.  
MIN HUMIDITY........34-39%.  
WIND (20 FT)........NORTHWEST WINDS 5 MPH, INCREASING TO 15 MPH IN  
THE AFTERNOON WITH GUSTS BETWEEN 25 TO 30 MPH.  
GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED NEAR  
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD, INCREASING TO EXCELLENT AFTER 11AM.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 25 MPH.  
CLEARING INDEX......1050.  
 

 
FORECASTER...TOM RENWICK  
REQUESTED BY...BEN GARTHWAIT  
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED  
.TAG 1706655.2/GJT  
 
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