001  
FNUS75 KGJT 151044  
FWSGJT  
 
SPOT FORECAST FOR ABAJO PEAK PILES...USFS  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND JUNCTION CO  
444 AM MDT FRI OCT 15 2021  
 
FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 0600 MDT ON OCTOBER 15.  
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE.  
   
DISCUSSION
 
A MID-LEVEL INVERSION IN THE WAKE OF THE STORM WHICH  
MOVED THROUGH EARLIER THIS WEEK WILL LIMIT MIXING DEPTH ATOP ABAJO  
PEAK BOTH TODAY AND SATURDAY. WINDS HELP GET CLEARING TO 350 AT  
PEAK HEATING TODAY, BUT WINDS ARE DECREASED ON SUNDAY AS A RIDGE  
OF HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES OVER THE REGION.  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (0-10%).  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....29-34 F.  
MIN HUMIDITY........42-47%.  
WIND (20 FT)........NORTHWEST WINDS 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH IN  
THE MORNING.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
LAL.................1.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......RISING TO 2200 FT AGL AT PEAK HEATING.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 18 MPH.  
CLEARING INDEX......350.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR (0-10%).  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....17-22 F.  
MAX HUMIDITY........52-57%.  
WIND (20 FT)........NORTHEAST WINDS 10 MPH.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
LAL.................1.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......700 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 11 MPH.  
CLEARING INDEX......60.  
   
SATURDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (0-10%).  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....39-44 F.  
MIN HUMIDITY........35-40%.  
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH IN  
THE AFTERNOON.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW.  
LAL.................1.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......2000 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST IN THE  
AFTERNOON.  
CLEARING INDEX......100.  
 

 
 
FORECASTER...NORV LARSON  
REQUESTED BY...MARK ATWOOD  
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED  
.TAG 2119511.0/GJT  
.DELDT 10/15/21  
.FORMATTERVERSION 1.0.26  
.EMAIL MARK_ATWOOD@USDA.GOV  
 
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