Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR MACATAWA MARSH RESTORATION...HOLLAND FIRE DEPT.
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
935 AM EDT WED APR 23 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1400 EDT ON APRIL 23.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...DRY WEATHER IS EXPECTED THROUGH THE DAY TODAY. THE MAIN
FACTOR THAT WOULD IMPACT THE BURN WOULD BE THE LAKE BREEZE EXPECTED TO
DEVELOP DURING THE MID AFTERNOON HOURS. NORTH WINDS THIS MORNING WILL
BECOME NORTHWEST BY NOON...AND THEN BECOME WEST/NORTHWEST TOWARD
IGNITION TIME. TEMPERATURES WILL MAX OUT AND RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL
BOTTOM OUT AROUND OR JUST AFTER THE IGNITION TIME IMMEDIATELY BEFORE
THE LAKE BREEZE MOVES IN. MIXING HEIGHTS WILL ALSO MAX OUT JUST BEFORE
THE LAKE BREEZE MOVES IN...THEN IT WILL LOWER TO AROUND 1000 FT.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).
TEMPERATURE.........49 AT IGNITION...MAX 51.
RH..................40 PERCENT AT IGNITION...MIN 38 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WINDS NORTHWEST AT 10 MPH AT IGNITION...
                    OTHERWISE NORTHWEST WINDS 7 TO 12 MPH BECOMING
                    ALMOST WEST BY 3 PM.
MIXING WINDS........NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3000-3500 FT AGL AT IGNITION...LOWERING TO AROUND
                    1000 FEET BY 5 PM.

TIME (EDT)      2 PM   4 PM   6 PM
SKY (%).........22     25     25
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....NONE   NONE   NONE
TEMP............49     49     48
RH..............40     42     45
20 FT WIND......NW 10  W 12   W 12
20 FT GUST......15     15     15

$$
FORECASTER...JERUZAL
REQUESTED BY...CHRIS TINNEY
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20140423.MACAT.03/GRR






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