Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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SPOT FORECAST FOR DEPPE...IOWA DNR
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
854 AM CDT THU APR 17 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1230 CDT ON APRIL 17.
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 STRATUS CLOUDS WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE MORNING AND EARLY AFTERNOON
HOURS AND THE NORTHWEST WINDS WILL GRADUALLY LESSEN THROUGHOUT THE DAY
AS AN AREA OF HIGH PRESSURE APPROACHES FROM THE WEST. OTHERWISE...EXPECT
DRY CONDITIONS TODAY WITH SOME SUNSHINE EXPECTED BY THE LATE AFTERNOON.


.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY (85-95 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING PARTLY
                    SUNNY (50-60 PERCENT).
TEMPERATURE.........47 AT IGNITION...MAX 52.
RH..................62 PERCENT AT IGNITION...MIN 48 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....NORTHWEST WINDS 7 TO 15 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3600 FT AGL INCREASING TO 4100 FT AGL LATE IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING WINDS........NORTHWEST 13 TO 22 MPH DECREASING TO 8 TO 12
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR TO GOOD (29100-37400 KNOT-FT).
WIND (20 FT)........WINDS NORTHWEST AT 12 MPH AT
                    IGNITION...OTHERWISE NORTHWEST WINDS 7 TO 15
                    MPH.

TIME (CDT)      12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
SKY (%).........65  61  54  50  48  44
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....
TSTM COV........
TEMP............44  47  48  50  51  51
RH..............62  58  56  50  48  48
20 FT WIND DIR..NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  NW
20 FT WIND SPD..12  10  9   9   8   7
20 FT WIND GUST.15  15  10  10  10
EYE LVL WND DIR.NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  NW
EYE LVL WND SPD.9   7   6   6   6   5
EYE LVL WND GST.15  15  10  10  10
MIX HGT (KFT)...2.9 3.3 3.6 3.8 4.1 4.0
MIXNG WIND DIR..NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  NW
MIXNG WIND SPD..13  12  10  10  9   8
HAINES INDEX....5   5   5   4   4   4

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (20-30 PERCENT).
TEMPERATURE.........MIN 32.
RH..................MAX 92 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 7 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3800 FT AGL DECREASING TO 1400 FT AGL IN THE
                    LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.
MIXING WINDS........NORTHEAST 5 TO 8 MPH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR TO FAIR (1000-25600 KNOT-FT).
WIND (20 FT)........NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 7 MPH.

TIME (CDT)      6 PM   8 PM   10 PM  MIDNGT 2 AM   4 AM
SKY (%).........35     27     19     17     20     33
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE
TSTM COV........
TEMP............50     47     41     38     36     33
RH..............50     58     70     79     82     89
20 FT WIND......NW 7   N 5    NE 5   NE 5   NE 5   E 6
20 FT WIND GUST.
EYE LEVEL WIND..NW 5   N 4    NE 4   NE 4   NE 4   E 4
EYE LVL WND GST.
MIX HGT (FT)....3800   2600   300    300    300    300
MIXNG WIND......NW 8   NW 6   N 5    N 6    N 6    NE 7
HAINES INDEX....5      5      5      5      5      5

$$
FORECASTER...SKOW
REQUESTED BY...CASEY TRINE
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20140417.DEPPE.01/DMX



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