Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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FNUS73 KDMX 220904
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SPOT FORECAST FOR UNION SLOUGH...USFWS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
404 AM CDT TUE APR 22 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1000 CDT ON APRIL 22.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

AN INITIAL OBSERVATION AT IGNITION AND A MID BURN OBSERVATION ARE REQUIRED...
PLEASE RELAY THEM TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FOR EACH PRESCRIBED BURN.

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD INTO THE AREA TODAY. EXPECT SUNSHINE EARLY WITH
INCREASING HIGH CLOUDS BY LATE MORNING. NORTHERLY WINDS WILL MIX TO 10 TO
15 MPH THIS MORNING DIMINISHING BY LATE AFTERNOON. WETTING RAINS ARE
EXPECTED TO RETURN TO THE REGION EARLY WEDNESDAY AND ESPECIALLY WEDNESDAY
NIGHT WHEN SHOWERS AND MORE WIDESPREAD THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT).
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 60.
MIN HUMIDITY........37 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....NORTH WINDS 8 TO 12 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2000 FT AGL INCREASING TO 5600 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........NORTH 6 TO 14 MPH INCREASING TO 8 TO 17 MPH IN
                    THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON...THEN
                    DECREASING TO AROUND 6 MPH LATE IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR TO GOOD (1200-48200 KNOT-FT) INCREASING TO
                    FAIR TO EXCELLENT (27800-70100 KNOT-FT) IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
WIND (20 FT)........NORTH WINDS 8 TO 12 MPH.

TIME (CDT)      11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
SKY (%).........15  20  22  27  36  40  40
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....
TSTM COV........
TEMP............51  55  57  59  60  60  60
RH..............50  45  42  39  37  37  37
20 FT WIND DIR..N   N   N   N   N   N   NE
20 FT WIND SPD..12  12  10  9   9   8   8
20 FT WIND GUST.            10  10  10  10
EYE LVL WND DIR.N   N   N   N   N   N   NE
EYE LVL WND SPD.9   9   7   6   6   6   6
EYE LVL WND GST.            10  10  10  10
MIX HGT (KFT)...3.1 4.3 5.4 5.5 5.6 5.6 5.3
MIXNG WIND DIR..N   N   N   N   N   N   N
MIXNG WIND SPD..17  17  15  13  10  8   6
HAINES INDEX....3   3   3   3   3   3   3

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                    MOSTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT).
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 45.
MAX HUMIDITY........68 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....SOUTHEAST WINDS 6 TO 14 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......5000 FT AGL DECREASING TO 1700 FT AGL IN THE
                    LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.
MIXING WINDS........EAST 3 TO 12 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST 14
                    TO 18 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR TO FAIR (1500-19000 KNOT-FT).
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHEAST WINDS 6 TO 14 MPH.

TIME (CDT)      6 PM   8 PM   10 PM  MIDNGT 2 AM   4 AM
SKY (%).........40     49     57     70     75     74
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE
TSTM COV........
TEMP............60     55     51     50     48     46
RH..............39     47     56     58     63     65
20 FT WIND......NE 7   E 6    E 7    SE 9   SE 10  SE 14
20 FT WIND GUST.       10            10     15     20
EYE LEVEL WIND..NE 5   E 4    E 5    SE 6   SE 7   SE 10
EYE LVL WND GST.       10            10     15     20
MIX HGT (FT)....5000   3200   300    300    300    300
MIXNG WIND......NE 5   E 3    E 7    E 12   SE 16  SE 18
HAINES INDEX....3      3      3      4      4      3

.WEDNESDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY (85-95 PERCENT). CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS
                    IN THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 57.
MIN HUMIDITY........57 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....BREEZY. SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 24 MPH INCREASING
                    TO AROUND 26 MPH LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2300 FT AGL INCREASING TO 4400 FT AGL IN THE
                    LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTHEAST 18 TO 26 MPH INCREASING TO 31 TO 38
                    MPH IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR TO GOOD (9000-30000 KNOT-FT) INCREASING TO
                    EXCELLENT TO EXCELLENT (125600-144500 KNOT-FT).
WIND (20 FT)........BREEZY. SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 24 MPH WITH GUSTS
                    TO AROUND 35 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 26 MPH
                    LATE IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS
                    EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.

TIME (CDT)      6 AM      9 AM      NOON      3 PM
SKY (%).........80        85        86        94
WEATHER COV.....          CHANCE    CHANCE    S CHC
WEATHER TYPE....NONE      RNSHWR    RNSHWR    RNSHWR
TSTM COV........          ISOLTD    ISOLTD    ISOLTD
TEMP............45        49        54        56
RH..............68        61        57        57
20 FT WIND......SE 15G20  SE 20G30  SE 22G30  SE 26G35
EYE LEVEL WIND..SE 11G20  SE 14G30  SE 16G30  SE 18G35
MIX HGT (FT)....600       2300      4000      4300
MIXNG WIND......SE 18     SE 26     SE 37     SE 38
HAINES INDEX....3         2         2         2

$$
FORECASTER...VACHALEK
REQUESTED BY...CHAD LORETH
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20140422.UNION.01/DMX



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