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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for the Southern Great Lakes
National Weather Service Northern Indiana
409 AM EDT Thu Mar 23 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Warmer temperatures will be in store beginning today as a warm
front approaches the region and brings a chance of showers with it
later tonight. Afternoon highs will range from the middle 40s in
south central Lower Michigan to the lower 50s into central
Indiana. On Friday high temperatures will be well into the 60s
with a few spots possibly reaching 70. The weekend outlook calls
for several chances for showers and temperatures above normal for
late March.

MIZ077>081-232015-
Berrien-Cass MI-St. Joseph MI-Branch-Hillsdale-
Including the cities of Niles, Benton Harbor, St. Joseph,
Fair Plain, Benton Heights, Buchanan, Paw Paw Lake, Dowagiac,
Cassopolis, Marcellus, Sturgis, Three Rivers, White Pigeon, Mendon,
Coldwater, Bronson, Hillsdale, Jonesville, and Litchfield
409 AM EDT Thu Mar 23 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....45-50.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........25-30 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 (low).
Vent Rate Category..Poor.
Precip Amount.......None.
Mixing Height.......Around 3000 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....North around 0 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and
                    slight chance of thunderstorms in the evening.
                    Precipitation 30 percent.
Min temperature.....40-45.
   24 hr trend......20 degrees warmer.
Max humidity........80-85 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......South winds 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................2.
Vent Rate Category..Poor.
Precip Amount.......0.01-0.05 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 1500 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....North around 0 mph.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Max temperature.....60-70.
   24 hr trend......20 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........60-65 percent.
   24 hr trend......35 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 (very low).
Vent Rate Category..Poor.
Precip Amount.......None.
Mixing Height.......Around 2200 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....North around 0 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the mid 50s.
South winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cloudy. Showers likely. Highs around 60. Southeast winds
5 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Cloudy. Showers likely. Lows around 50. Southeast
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cloudy, showers. Highs around 60. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. West winds 5 to
10 mph.

$$

INZ003>005-012-014-232015-
La Porte-St. Joseph IN-Elkhart-Starke-Marshall-
Including the cities of Michigan City, La Porte, South Bend,
Mishawaka, New Carlisle, Walkerton, Elkhart, Goshen, Nappanee, Knox,
North Judson, Bass Lake, Plymouth, Bremen, and Culver
409 AM EDT Thu Mar 23 2017 /309 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017/

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....45-50.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........25-30 percent.
   24 hr trend......Little change.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 (low).
Vent Rate Category..Poor.
Precip Amount.......None.
Mixing Height.......Around 2800 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....North around 0 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms in the evening. Chance of
                    precipitation 20 percent.
Min temperature.....40-45.
   24 hr trend......25 degrees warmer.
Max humidity........80-85 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......South winds 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................2.
Vent Rate Category..Poor.
Precip Amount.......0.01-0.05 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 1600 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....North around 0 mph.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Max temperature.....65-70.
   24 hr trend......20 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........55-60 percent.
   24 hr trend......25 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 (very low).
Vent Rate Category..Poor.
Precip Amount.......None.
Mixing Height.......Around 2400 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....North around 0 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Cloudy. Showers likely. Lows in the mid 50s. South
winds 10 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cloudy. Showers likely. Highs around 60. South winds
10 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Cloudy. Showers likely. Lows around 50. Southeast
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cloudy, showers. Highs around 60. South winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. West winds 5 to
10 mph.

$$

INZ006>009-232015-
Lagrange-Steuben-Noble-De Kalb-
Including the cities of Lagrange, Topeka, Shipshewana, Angola,
Fremont, Kendallville, Ligonier, Albion, Auburn, and Garrett
409 AM EDT Thu Mar 23 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....45-50.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........25-30 percent.
   24 hr trend......Little change.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 (low).
Vent Rate Category..Poor.
Precip Amount.......None.
Mixing Height.......Around 2900 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....North around 0 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers in the
                    evening. Chance of showers 30 percent.
Min temperature.....40-45.
   24 hr trend......20 degrees warmer.
Max humidity........85-90 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......South winds 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Vent Rate Category..Poor.
Precip Amount.......0.01-0.05 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 1300 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....North around 0 mph.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Max temperature.....65-70.
   24 hr trend......25 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........60-65 percent.
   24 hr trend......30 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 (very low).
Vent Rate Category..Poor.
Precip Amount.......None.
Mixing Height.......Around 2500 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....North around 0 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the mid 50s.
South winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cloudy. Showers likely. Highs around 60. South winds
5 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Cloudy, showers. Lows around 50. Southeast winds
5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cloudy, showers. Highs around 60. South winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 40s. West winds
around 10 mph.

$$

OHZ001-002-004-005-232015-
Williams-Fulton OH-Defiance-Henry-
Including the cities of Bryan, Montpelier, Edgerton, Wauseon,
Archbold, Swanton, Delta, Defiance, Sherwood, Hicksville, Napoleon,
Deshler, and Liberty Center
409 AM EDT Thu Mar 23 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....45-50.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........25-30 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 (low).
Vent Rate Category..Poor.
Precip Amount.......None.
Mixing Height.......Around 3000 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....North around 0 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers in the
                    evening, then slight chance of rain showers
                    after midnight. Chance of showers 30 percent.
Min temperature.....37-42.
   24 hr trend......20 degrees warmer.
Max humidity........85-90 percent.
   24 hr trend......Little change.
20-foot winds.......South winds 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Vent Rate Category..Poor.
Precip Amount.......0.01-0.05 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 600 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....North around 0 mph.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....65-70.
   24 hr trend......25 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........55-60 percent.
   24 hr trend......30 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 (very low).
Vent Rate Category..Poor.
Precip Amount.......None.
Mixing Height.......Around 2700 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....North around 0 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the mid 50s.
Southwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cloudy. Showers likely. Highs in the mid 60s. South
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Cloudy, showers. Lows around 50. Southeast winds
5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cloudy, showers. Highs around 60. South winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the mid
40s. West winds around 10 mph.

$$

INZ013-015-020-022-023-232015-
Pulaski-Fulton IN-White-Cass IN-Miami-
Including the cities of Winamac, Francesville, Medaryville,
Rochester, Akron, Monticello, Monon, Brookston, Logansport,
Royal Center, Peru, Grissom AFB, and Mexico
409 AM EDT Thu Mar 23 2017 /309 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017/

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....47-52.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........30-35 percent.
   24 hr trend......Little change.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 (low).
Vent Rate Category..Poor.
Precip Amount.......None.
Mixing Height.......Around 2800 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....North around 0 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Becoming partly cloudy. Slight chance of
                    showers and thunderstorms in the evening.
                    Precipitation 20 percent.
Min temperature.....42-47.
   24 hr trend......20 degrees warmer.
Max humidity........80-85 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......South winds 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................2.
Vent Rate Category..Poor.
Precip Amount.......0.01-0.05 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 1300 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....North around 0 mph.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Max temperature.....67-72.
   24 hr trend......20 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........55-60 percent.
   24 hr trend......20 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 (very low).
Vent Rate Category..Poor.
Precip Amount.......None.
Mixing Height.......Around 2600 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....North around 0 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. South winds 10 to
15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cloudy. Showers likely. Highs in the mid 60s. South
winds 10 to 20 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Cloudy. Showers likely. Lows in the mid 50s.
Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cloudy, showers. Highs around 60. South winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows around 50. Southwest winds 5 to
10 mph.

$$

INZ016>018-232015-
Kosciusko-Whitley-Allen IN-
Including the cities of Warsaw, Winona Lake, Syracuse, Mentone,
Columbia City, Tri-Lakes, South Whitley, Fort Wayne, and New Haven
409 AM EDT Thu Mar 23 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....45-50.
   24 hr trend......15 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........30-35 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 (low).
Vent Rate Category..Poor.
Precip Amount.......None.
Mixing Height.......Around 2900 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....North around 0 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers in the
                    evening. Chance of showers 30 percent.
Min temperature.....40-45.
   24 hr trend......25 degrees warmer.
Max humidity........85-90 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......South winds 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................2.
Vent Rate Category..Poor.
Precip Amount.......0.01-0.05 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 1200 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....North around 0 mph.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Max temperature.....65-70.
   24 hr trend......20 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........55-60 percent.
   24 hr trend......25 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 (very low).
Vent Rate Category..Poor.
Precip Amount.......None.
Mixing Height.......Around 2600 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....North around 0 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows in the mid 50s.
South winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cloudy. Showers likely. Highs in the mid 60s. South
winds 10 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Cloudy, showers. Lows around 50. Southeast winds
5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cloudy, showers. Highs around 60. South winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows around 50. Southwest winds 5 to
10 mph.

$$

INZ024>027-232015-
Wabash-Huntington-Wells-Adams-
Including the cities of Wabash, North Manchester, Huntington,
Roanoke, Bluffton, Ossian, Decatur, and Berne
409 AM EDT Thu Mar 23 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....47-52.
   24 hr trend......15 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........30-35 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 (low).
Vent Rate Category..Poor.
Precip Amount.......None.
Mixing Height.......Around 2900 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....North around 0 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the
                    evening. Chance of showers 20 percent.
Min temperature.....42-47.
   24 hr trend......25 degrees warmer.
Max humidity........80-85 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......South winds 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Vent Rate Category..Poor.
Precip Amount.......0.01-0.05 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 1000 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....North around 0 mph.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Max temperature.....67-72.
   24 hr trend......20 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........55-60 percent.
   24 hr trend......25 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 (very low).
Vent Rate Category..Poor.
Precip Amount.......None.
Mixing Height.......Around 2600 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....North around 0 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. South winds 10 to
15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cloudy. Showers likely. Highs in the mid 60s. South
winds 10 to 20 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Cloudy. Showers likely. Lows around 50. Southeast
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cloudy, showers. Highs in the mid 60s. South winds 5 to
15 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows around 50. Southwest winds 5 to
10 mph.

$$

INZ032>034-232015-
Grant-Blackford-Jay-
Including the cities of Marion, Gas City, Upland, Hartford City,
Montpelier, Portland, and Dunkirk
409 AM EDT Thu Mar 23 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....47-52.
   24 hr trend......15 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........30-35 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 (low).
Vent Rate Category..Poor.
Precip Amount.......None.
Mixing Height.......Around 2700 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....North around 0 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of showers in the
                    evening. Chance of showers 20 percent.
Min temperature.....42-47.
   24 hr trend......20 degrees warmer.
Max humidity........80-85 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......South winds around 10 mph increasing to around
                    20 mph after midnight.
LAL.................1.
Vent Rate Category..Poor.
Precip Amount.......0.01-0.05 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 1000 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....North around 0 mph.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....65-70.
   24 hr trend......20 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........55-60 percent.
   24 hr trend......25 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 (very low).
Vent Rate Category..Poor.
Precip Amount.......None.
Mixing Height.......Around 2600 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....North around 0 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. South winds 10 to
15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cloudy. Showers likely. Highs in the mid 60s. South
winds 10 to 20 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Cloudy. Showers likely. Lows in the mid 50s.
Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cloudy, showers. Highs in the mid 60s. South winds 10 to
15 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows around 50. Southwest winds 5 to
10 mph.

$$

OHZ015-016-024-025-232015-
Paulding-Putnam-Van Wert-Allen OH-
Including the cities of Paulding, Antwerp, Payne, Ottawa, Leipsic,
Columbus Grove, Continental, Pandora, Van Wert, Ohio City, Lima,
Spencerville, and Bluffton
409 AM EDT Thu Mar 23 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....47-52.
   24 hr trend......15 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........25-30 percent.
   24 hr trend......15 percent drier.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 (low).
Vent Rate Category..Poor.
Precip Amount.......None.
Mixing Height.......Around 3100 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....North around 0 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers in the
                    evening, then slight chance of showers after
                    midnight. Chance of showers 30 percent.
Min temperature.....40-45.
   24 hr trend......25 degrees warmer.
Max humidity........80-85 percent.
   24 hr trend......Little change.
20-foot winds.......South winds 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Vent Rate Category..Poor.
Precip Amount.......0.01-0.05 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 700 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....North around 0 mph.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....67-72.
   24 hr trend......20 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........55-60 percent.
   24 hr trend......30 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 (very low).
Vent Rate Category..Poor.
Precip Amount.......None.
Mixing Height.......Around 2700 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....North around 0 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Cloudy. Lows in the mid 50s. South winds 5 to
15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Cloudy. Showers likely. Highs in the mid 60s. South
winds 10 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Cloudy, showers. Lows around 50. Southeast winds
5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Cloudy, showers. Highs in the mid 60s. South winds 5 to
15 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Lows around 50.
Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.

$$



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