Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Southwest Lower Michigan
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
315 PM EDT Sun Mar 26 2017

...Drying out some on Monday...

.DISCUSSION...
The system that has been plaguing the area with cool, cloudy, and
wet weather this weekend will finally slowly move out through early
Monday. Before this moves out, another round of showers and embedded
storms will affect the area this evening. Another wave of low
pressure could bring some light rain to far Southern Lower Michigan,
late Monday afternoon and Monday night.

A quiet period looks to be in store for the Tuesday and Wednesday
time frame. Temperatures will be fairly seasonable to a little
warmer than average. Wet weather looks to return to the area
beginning Thursday, and lasting into next weekend once again.

MIZ037>039-043>045-270815-
Mason-Lake-Osceola-Oceana-Newaygo-Mecosta-
Including the cities of Ludington, Baldwin, Reed City, Hart,
Fremont, and Big Rapids
315 PM EDT Sun Mar 26 2017

.Tonight...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy (95-100 percent). Rain showers likely
                    until 2100, then a chance of rain showers.
                    Areas of fog after 0200.
Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
Min temperature.....36-41.
   24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
Max humidity........98 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......Light winds becoming west around 6 mph
                    overnight.
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......300-800 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 5 mph shifting to the west
                    overnight.
Smoke dispersal.....0-100 (poor to poor).
Pcpn Amount.........none to 0.09 in.

.MONDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy (85-95 percent).
Max temperature.....49-54.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
Min humidity........66-71 percent.
   24 hr trend......9 percent drier.
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 5 to 8 mph.
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......2000-2500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 5 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....200 (fair).
Pcpn Amount.........None.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (80-90 percent).
Min temperature.....32-37.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......North winds 5 to 8 mph.
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......1100-1600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....200 (fair).
Pcpn Amount.........None.

.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (45-55 percent) until 1700, then
                    sunny (15-25 percent).
Max temperature.....51-56.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........56-61 percent near Lake Michigan AND 45-50
                    percent Inland.
   24 hr trend......10 percent drier near Lake Michigan AND 21
                    percent drier Inland.
20-foot winds.......North winds 6 to 11 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......2200-2700 ft AGL near Lake Michigan AND
                    3400-3900 ft AGL inland.
Transport winds.....North 15 to 20 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....600 (excellent).
Pcpn Amount.........None.


$$

MIZ040-046-270815-
Clare-Isabella-
Including the cities of Clare and Mount Pleasant
315 PM EDT Sun Mar 26 2017

.Tonight...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy (95-100 percent). Rain showers likely
                    until 0200, then a chance of rain showers.
                    Areas of fog after 0200.
Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
Min temperature.....Around 41.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
Max humidity........100 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......Light winds becoming west around 5 mph
                    overnight.
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......0-500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 5 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....0 (poor).
Pcpn Amount.........none to 0.07 in.

.MONDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy (85-95 percent).
Max temperature.....50-55.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........66-71 percent.
   24 hr trend......9 percent drier.
20-foot winds.......West winds 5 to 8 mph.
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......2300-2800 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West around 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....200 (fair).
Pcpn Amount.........None.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy (85-95 percent).
Min temperature.....34-39.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......North winds 5 to 8 mph.
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......1000-1500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....100-200 (poor to fair).
Pcpn Amount.........none to 0.02 in.

.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (50-60 percent) until 1700, then
                    sunny (20-30 percent).
Max temperature.....Around 53.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........43-48 percent.
   24 hr trend......23 percent drier.
20-foot winds.......North winds 5 to 10 mph.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......3600-4100 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 15 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....600 (excellent).
Pcpn Amount.........None.


$$

MIZ050-056-064-071-270815-
Muskegon-Ottawa-Allegan-Van Buren-
Including the cities of Muskegon, Grand Haven, Jenison, Holland,
and South Haven
315 PM EDT Sun Mar 26 2017

.Tonight...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy (90-100 percent). Slight chance of
                    thunderstorms until 2200. chance of rain
                    showers until 0600. Areas of fog after 0200.
Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Min temperature.....39-44.
   24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
Max humidity........98 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......South winds around 5 mph shifting to the west
                    around 8 mph overnight.
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......1200-1700 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West 5 to 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....100 (poor).
Pcpn Amount.........none to 0.04 in.

.MONDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy (85-95 percent). Chance of rain after
                    1700.
Chance of precipitation 40 percent late in the day.
Max temperature.....53-58.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........66-71 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
20-foot winds.......West winds around 5 mph until midday becoming
                    light.
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......1100-1600 ft AGL near Lake Michigan AND
                    2700-3200 ft AGL inland.
Transport winds.....West around 5 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....100 (poor).
Pcpn Amount.........none to 0.05 in.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (80-90 percent). Chance of rain.
Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Min temperature.....36-41.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......North winds 5 to 9 mph.
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......700-1200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....100 (poor).
Pcpn Amount.........none to 0.09 in.

.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (45-55 percent).
Max temperature.....51-56.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........47-52 percent.
   24 hr trend......19 percent drier.
20-foot winds.......North winds 6 to 11 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......3500-4000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 15 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....500-600 (good to excellent).
Pcpn Amount.........None.


$$

MIZ051-052-057>059-270815-
Montcalm-Gratiot-Kent-Ionia-Clinton-
Including the cities of Greenville, Alma, Grand Rapids, Ionia,
and St. Johns
315 PM EDT Sun Mar 26 2017

.Tonight...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy (90-100 percent). Slight chance of
                    thunderstorms until 2200. chance of rain
                    showers. Areas of fog after 0200.
Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Min temperature.....41-46.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
Max humidity........98 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......South winds around 5 mph shifting to the
                    southwest around 8 mph overnight.
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......200-700 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest 5 to 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....0-100 (poor to poor).
Pcpn Amount.........none to 0.03 in.

.MONDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy (85-95 percent).
Max temperature.....53-58.
   24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
Min humidity........66-71 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent drier.
20-foot winds.......West winds 5 to 9 mph.
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......3000-3500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West around 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....300-400 (good to good).
Pcpn Amount.........None.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (80-90 percent). Chance of rain.
Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
Min temperature.....Around 39.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......North winds 5 to 9 mph.
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......1000-1500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 10 to 15 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....100-200 (poor to fair).
Pcpn Amount.........none to 0.07 in.

.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (50-60 percent) until 1900, then
                    sunny (20-30 percent).
Max temperature.....Around 53.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........46-51 percent.
   24 hr trend......20 percent drier.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 6 to 11 mph.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......3500-4000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 15 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....500-600 (good to excellent).
Pcpn Amount.........None.


$$

MIZ065>067-072>074-270815-
Barry-Eaton-Ingham-Kalamazoo-Calhoun-Jackson-
Including the cities of Hastings, Charlotte, Lansing, Kalamazoo,
Battle Creek, and Jackson
315 PM EDT Sun Mar 26 2017

.Tonight...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy (90-100 percent). Rain showers likely
                    and a slight chance of thunderstorms until
                    2200, then a chance of rain showers. Areas of
                    fog after 0200.
Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
Min temperature.....Around 46.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
Max humidity........98 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......800-1300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....100 (poor).
Pcpn Amount.........none to 0.07 in.

.MONDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy (85-95 percent).
Max temperature.....Around 58.
   24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
Min humidity........67-72 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 9 mph.
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......3700-4200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Southwest 5 to 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....500 (good).
Pcpn Amount.........none to 0.04 in.

.MONDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy (85-95 percent). Chance of rain.
Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Min temperature.....Around 43.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......North winds 5 to 9 mph.
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......1200-1700 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast 10 to 15 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....100-200 (poor to fair).
Pcpn Amount.........0.02-0.30 in.

.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (55-65 percent).
Max temperature.....Around 53.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........53-58 percent.
   24 hr trend......14 percent drier.
20-foot winds.......North winds 7 to 12 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......3100-3600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 15 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....500-600 (good to excellent).
Pcpn Amount.........None.


$$


.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...

.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Northeast
winds 5 to 9 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. Northeast winds
5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. East winds
6 to 11 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow showers until
midday, then showers likely in the afternoon. Highs in the upper
40s. East winds 9 to 14 mph.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Cloudy with showers likely and a chance of light
freezing rain. Lows in the mid 30s. East winds 8 to 13 mph.
.FRIDAY...Cloudy. Showers and light freezing rain likely until
midday, then showers likely in the afternoon. Highs in the lower
50s. Northeast winds 6 to 11 mph.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and light
freezing rain. Lows in the mid 30s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Chance of showers and light freezing rain
until midday. Highs in the mid 50s.



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