Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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FNUS73 KDMX 201501
FWSDMX

SPOT FORECAST FOR NORTHCOLYN...IA DNR
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
1001 AM CDT FRI MAR 20 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1100 CDT ON MARCH 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.

PLEASE SUBMIT SPOT REQUESTS THE NIGHT BEFORE YOU SUSPECT THAT YOU MAY WANT TO
BURN.  AVOID SENDING REQUESTS FOR SPOT FORECAST ONE TO TWO HOURS BEFORE A BURN.

.DISCUSSION...
MORNING FOG WILL BURN OFF AFTER SUNRISE AND A SOUTHWEST WIND WILL STEADILY
INCREASE TO SPEEDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH BY THE AFTERNOON. RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL
ALSO FALL AFTER SUNRISE TO AROUND 30 PERCENT BY LATE IN THE DAY.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT). PATCHY FOG EARLY
                    IN THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 64.
MIN HUMIDITY........31 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....WEST WINDS 8 TO 10 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1700 FT AGL INCREASING TO 4800 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........WEST 7 TO 14 MPH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR TO GOOD (1600-57000 KNOT-FT).
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 8 TO 10 MPH.

TIME (CDT)      12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
SKY (%).........4   3   3   4   4   4
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....
TSTM COV........
TEMP............53  58  62  63  63  62
RH..............48  40  35  32  31  33
20 FT WIND DIR..W   W   W   W   W   W
20 FT WIND SPD..8   9   9   10  10  10
20 FT WIND GUST.10  10  10  15  15  15
EYE LVL WND DIR.W   W   W   W   W   W
EYE LVL WND SPD.6   6   6   7   7   7
EYE LVL WND GST.10  10  10  15  15  15
MIX HGT (KFT)...2.9 3.4 3.9 4.3 4.8 3.9
MIXNG WIND DIR..W   W   W   W   W   W
MIXNG WIND SPD..9   9   10  13  14  12
HAINES INDEX....5   5   5   5   5   5

$$
FORECASTER...BOKSA
REQUESTED BY...GREG SCHMITT
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20150320.NORTH.02/DMX


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