Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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SPOT FORECAST FOR RATHBUN...US ARMY COE-RATHBUN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
422 AM CST THU JAN 22 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1100 CST ON JANUARY 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...
CLOUDY MUCH OF THE MORNING TODAY BEFORE SUNSHINE SLOWLY SHOWS BY AROUND
MIDDAY INTO THE AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL SHIFT FROM NORTHWEST TO WEST
BETWEEN 10 AND NOON BUT REMAIN LESS THAN 8 MPH.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (50-60 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                    SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT).
TEMPERATURE.........32 AT IGNITION...MAX 37.
RH..................75 PERCENT AT IGNITION...MIN 61 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....WEST WINDS 5 TO 7 MPH BECOMING LIGHT.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3200 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR TO FAIR (9900-21100 KNOT-FT).
WIND (20 FT)........WINDS NORTHWEST AT 6 MPH AT
                    IGNITION...OTHERWISE WEST WINDS 5 TO 7 MPH
                    BECOMING LIGHT.

TIME (CST)      11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
SKY (%).........55  53  48  40  32  24  16
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....
TSTM COV........
TEMP............32  34  36  37  37  36  33
RH..............75  66  61  61  61  61  69
20 FT WIND DIR..NW  NW  W   W   W   W   W
20 FT WIND SPD..6   5   5   6   6   5   3
20 FT WIND GUST.                        5
EYE LVL WND DIR.NW  NW  W   W   W   W   W
EYE LVL WND SPD.4   4   4   4   4   4   2
EYE LVL WND GST.                        5
MIX HGT (KFT)...2.5 2.6 2.8 3.0 3.2 2.9 2.5
MIXNG WIND DIR..NW  NW  NW  W   W   W   W
MIXNG WIND SPD..8   7   6   5   5   5   5
HAINES INDEX....3   3   3   3   3   3   3

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (15-25 PERCENT).
RH..................MAX 92 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....LIGHT WINDS BECOMING SOUTHWEST 5 TO 7 MPH IN
                    THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.

TIME (CST)      6 PM   8 PM   10 PM  MIDNGT 2 AM   4 AM
SKY (%).........12     12     13     17     24     24
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE
TSTM COV........
RH..............72     78     81     81     88     92
EYE LEVEL WIND..W 1    S 2    S 4    S 5    SW 5   SW 5
EYE LVL WND GST.       5

$$
FORECASTER...PODRAZIK
REQUESTED BY...JOHN PASA
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20150122.RATHB.01/DMX


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