Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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FNUS73 KDMX 201304
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SPOT FORECAST FOR RATHBUN LAKE...US COE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
704 AM CST TUE JAN 20 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1000 CST ON JANUARY 20.
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...
LOW CLOUDS WILL GRADUALLY SPREAD TO SOUTHERN IOWA BY THE AFTERNOON.  WIDEPSREAD
PRECIPITATION IS NOT EXPECTED BUT DRIZZLE OR FREEZING DRIZZLE CANNOT BE RULLED
OUT THROUGH 10AM.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (40-50 PERCENT).
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 44.
MIN HUMIDITY........67 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....WEST WINDS 9 TO 12 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1800 FT AGL INCREASING TO 3600 FT AGL IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
MIXING WINDS........NORTHWEST 8 TO 14 MPH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR TO GOOD (1800-43500 KNOT-FT).
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 9 TO 12 MPH.

TIME (CST)      10A 11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
SKY (%).........42  46  52  47  48  58  58  56
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....
TSTM COV........
TEMP............38  40  42  43  44  44  42  40
RH..............79  73  70  67  68  68  70  76
20 FT WIND DIR..NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  W   W
20 FT WIND SPD..10  12  12  12  12  10  9   9
20 FT WIND GUST.15  15  15  15  15  15  15  15
EYE LVL WND DIR.NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  W   W
EYE LVL WND SPD.7   9   9   9   9   7   6   6
EYE LVL WND GST.15  15  15  15  15  15  15  15
MIX HGT (KFT)...1.4 1.8 2.3 2.8 3.2 3.6 2.7 1.8
MIXNG WIND DIR..NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  W   NW  NW
MIXNG WIND SPD..13  12  10  12  14  14  12  8
HAINES INDEX....3   3   3   3   3   3   3   3

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE OF
                    RAIN AND SNOW AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MAX HUMIDITY........96 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....WEST WINDS AROUND 8 MPH EARLY IN THE EVENING
                    BECOMING LIGHT...THEN BECOMING WEST 5 TO 12 MPH
                    EARLY IN THE EVENING.

TIME (CST)      6 PM   8 PM   10 PM  MIDNGT 2 AM   4 AM
SKY (%).........83     81     86     85     63     56
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE
TSTM COV........
RH..............76     89     92     89     88     96
EYE LEVEL WIND..W 6    W 4    W 4    W 5    W 6    W 7
EYE LVL WND GST.10                          10

$$
FORECASTER...BOKSA
REQUESTED BY...JOHN PASA
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20150120.RATHB.01/DMX



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