335  
FNUS76 KOTX 191318  
FWSOTX  
 
SPOT FORECAST FOR COLUMBIA NWR RX...USFWS  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SPOKANE WA  
518 AM PST WED FEB 19 2020  
 
FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 0600 PST ON FEBRUARY 19.  
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE.  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN OVER THE BURN AREA AND ALLOW FOR  
DRY WEATHER THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE WORKWEEK. THIS HIGH  
PRESSURE WILL WEAKEN AS EARLY AS FRIDAY AND MAY ALLOW WEAK  
WEAK DISTURBANCES TO MOVE THROUGH AND CAUSE WINDS TO BLOW MORE  
FROM THE SOUTH AND SOUTHWEST. A STRONGER WEATHER SYSTEM PASSAGE  
ON SUNDAY WILL BRING SIGNIFICANT WEST WINDS TO THE BURN AREA AND  
PERHAPS A SMALL CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN.  
 
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 48.  
MIN HUMIDITY........39 PERCENT.  
WIND (20 FT)........NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 6 MPH.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......NEAR THE SURFACE IN THE MORNING INCREASING TO  
1900 FT AGL OR LESS IN THE AFTERNOON.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 6 MPH.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 25.  
MAX HUMIDITY........81 PERCENT.  
WIND (20 FT)........NORTH WINDS 5 TO 6 MPH.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......NEAR THE SURFACE.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 5 MPH.  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 47.  
MIN HUMIDITY........42 PERCENT.  
WIND (20 FT)........EAST WINDS 4 TO 5 MPH.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......NEAR THE SURFACE IN THE MORNING INCREASING TO  
1600 FT AGL OR LESS IN THE AFTERNOON.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST AROUND 3 MPH.  
 

 
FORECASTER...RP  
REQUESTED BY...FRANK CONNOR  
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED  
.TAG 2002485.0/OTX  
.DELDT 02/19/20  
.FORMATTERVERSION 1.0.26  
.EMAIL FRANK_CONNOR@FWS.GOV  
 
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