Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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FNUS73 KDMX 180910
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SPOT FORECAST FOR RATHBUN...US ARMY COE-RATHBUN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
410 AM CDT FRI APR 18 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 0930 CDT ON APRIL 18.
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...
WINDS WILL SHIFT SOUTHEAST AND SLOWLY INCREASE THROUGH THE LATE MORNING
AND INTO THE AFTERNOON HOURS. OTHERWISE...SUNNY SKIES AND DRY
CONDITIONS ANTICIPATED TODAY.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT).
TEMPERATURE.........50 AT IGNITION...MAX 64.
RH..................63 PERCENT AT IGNITION...MIN 41 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....LIGHT WINDS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO 9 MPH EARLY
                    IN THE MORNING.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2100 FT AGL INCREASING TO 5000 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTHEAST 5 TO 12 MPH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR TO GOOD (1000-48000 KNOT-FT).
WIND (20 FT)........WINDS EAST AT 6 MPH AT IGNITION...OTHERWISE
                    LIGHT WINDS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO 9 MPH EARLY
                    IN THE MORNING.

TIME (CDT)      9AM 10A 11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
SKY (%).........14  12  12  11  11  12  15  16  15
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....
TSTM COV........
TEMP............47  50  54  57  60  62  64  64  64
RH..............63  61  54  49  46  43  41  41  41
20 FT WIND DIR..E   E   SE  SE  SE  SE  SE  SE  SE
20 FT WIND SPD..5   6   6   7   7   8   8   9   9
20 FT WIND GUST.                    10  10  10  10
EYE LVL WND DIR.E   E   SE  SE  SE  SE  SE  SE  SE
EYE LVL WND SPD.4   4   4   5   5   6   6   6   6
EYE LVL WND GST.                    10  10  10  10
MIX HGT (KFT)...2.1 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 4.7 4.8 5.0 4.7
MIXNG WIND DIR..E   E   E   SE  SE  SE  SE  SE  SE
MIXNG WIND SPD..7   8   7   6   6   7   8   10  12
HAINES INDEX....4   4   4   5   5   5   5   5   5

.TONIGHT...

TEMPERATURE.........MIN 44.
RH..................MAX 86 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....SOUTHEAST WINDS 8 TO 9 MPH.

TIME (CDT)      6 PM   8 PM   10 PM  MIDNGT 2 AM   4 AM
TEMP............64     59     52     49     47     45
RH..............43     53     66     71     76     79
EYE LEVEL WIND..SE 6   SE 6   SE 6   SE 6   SE 6   SE 6
EYE LVL WND GST.10     10     10     10     10     10

.SATURDAY...

TEMPERATURE.........MAX 75.
RH..................MIN 43 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....SOUTH WINDS 9 TO 18 MPH.

TIME (CDT)      6 AM      9 AM      NOON      3 PM
TEMP............44        55        68        74
RH..............86        69        51        44
EYE LEVEL WIND..SE 6G10   S 10G15   S 12G25   S 13G25

$$
FORECASTER...PODRAZIK
REQUESTED BY...JOHN PASA
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20140418.RATHB.01/DMX



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