571  
FNUS76 KOTX 261728  
FWSOTX  
 
SPOT FORECAST FOR COLUMBIA PILE BURN...US FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA  
928 AM PST WED FEB 26 2020  
 
FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1300 PST ON FEBRUARY 26.  
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE.  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE BURN AREA AND BRING MILD AND  
DRY WEATHER THROUGH FRIDAY. WINDS WILL REMAIN LIGHT OVERNIGHT, WITH  
AFTERNOON SOUTHWEST BREEZES. THE NEXT WEATHER SYSTEM ARRIVES  
FRIDAY NIGHT INTO SATURDAY AND WILL LIKELY BRING GUSTY SOUTHWEST  
WINDS.  
   
REST OF TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
CWR.................0 PERCENT.  
LAL.................1.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 55.  
MIN HUMIDITY........45 PERCENT.  
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTH WINDS LESS THAN 5 MPH BECOMING SOUTHWEST  
6 TO 10 MPH AFTER 1100.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......INCREASING TO 3000 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH.  
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME  
DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
CWR.................0 PERCENT.  
LAL.................1.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 31.  
MAX HUMIDITY........95 PERCENT.  
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS 6 TO 9 MPH IN THE EVENING  
BECOMING LIGHT OVERNIGHT.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......NEAR THE SURFACE.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 3 MPH.  
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME  
DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.  
 

 
FORECASTER...TD  
REQUESTED BY...TRENT BAKER  
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED  
.TAG 2003006.0/OTX  
.DELDT 02/26/20  
.FORMATTERVERSION 1.0.26  
.EMAIL TRENT_BAKER@FWS.GOV  
 
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