Suppression Forecast
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Spot Forecast for Ringgold North...Iowa DNR
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
641 AM CST Tue Feb 21 2017

Forecast is based on ignition time of 1000 CST on February 21.
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...

Fog across the region early today will give way to afternoon
breezy and very warm conditions. With less rainfall over the west
and increased winds/warmth today...elevated fire conditions will
be likely west of Interstate 35 from north central Iowa toward
southwest areas where relative humidity will drop to 30 to 35
percent this afternoon for several hours and winds will gust to 15
to 25 mph at times today. Elsewhere over the east wetting rainfall
of .25 to 1.0 inch and lesser winds this afternoon will mitigate
the fire danger somewhat today...though on Wednesday warm temperatures
will again return but winds will not be as brisk.

.TODAY...

Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
Max temperature.....Around 70.
Min humidity........31 percent.
Eye level winds.....Southwest winds 5 to 9 mph.
Wind (20 ft)........Southwest winds 5 to 9 mph.
Mixing height.......300-2100 ft AGL increasing to 2100-3700 ft AGL
                    in the afternoon.
Transport winds.....Southwest 2 to 6 mph.
Haines Index........4 to 5 or low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth to or moderate potential
                    for large plume dominated fire growth.

TIME (CST)      10A 11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
SKY (%).........3   3   2   2   1   1   1   1
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....
TSTM COV........
TEMP............53  56  59  62  64  66  68  65
RH..............69  59  53  46  41  36  32  35
20 FT WIND DIR..NW  W   W   W   W   SW  SW  SW
20 FT WIND SPD..5   5   5   6   7   8   9   8
20 FT WIND GUST.                    10  10  10
EYE LVL WND DIR.NW  W   W   W   W   SW  SW  SW
EYE LVL WND SPD.3   3   3   4   4   5   5   5
EYE LVL WND GST.                    10  10  10
MIX HGT (KFT)...1.4 2.1 2.8 3.1 3.4 3.7 2.9 2.1
MIXNG WIND DIR..N   N   NW  NW  W   SW  SW  SW
MIXNG WIND SPD..5   3   2   3   5   6   6   5
HAINES INDEX....4   4   4   4   5   5   5   4

.TONIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (0-10 percent).
Min temperature.....Around 45.
Max humidity........70 percent.
Eye level winds.....Southwest winds 8 to 9 mph.
Wind (20 ft)........Southwest winds 8 to 9 mph.

TIME (CST)      6 PM   8 PM   10 PM  MIDNGT 2 AM   4 AM
SKY (%).........1      1      2      4      6      9
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE
TSTM COV........
TEMP............61     57     53     50     49     47
RH..............41     47     54     61     63     65
20 FT WIND......S 8    SW 9   SW 9   SW 8   SW 9   SW 9
20 FT WIND GUST.10     10     10     10     10     10
EYE LEVEL WIND..S 5    SW 5   SW 5   SW 5   SW 5   SW 5
EYE LVL WND GST.10     10     10     10     10     10

.WEDNESDAY...

Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
Max temperature.....Around 74.
Min humidity........30 percent.
Eye level winds.....West winds 8 to 15 mph.
Wind (20 ft)........West winds 8 to 15 mph.

TIME (CST)      6 AM      9 AM      NOON      3 PM
SKY (%).........14        18        8         3
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....NONE      NONE      NONE      NONE
TSTM COV........
TEMP............45        54        69        74
RH..............70        57        35        30
20 FT WIND......S 8G10    SW 10G15  SW 15G25  SW 14G20
EYE LEVEL WIND..S 5G10    SW 6G15   SW 9G25   SW 8G20

$$
Forecaster...Vachalek
Requested by...Natural Resource Tech 2
Type of request...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 1702512.0/DMX
.EMAIL josh.rusk@dnr.iowa.gov



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