Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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SPOT FORECAST FOR HARRIER MARSH...USFWS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
709 AM CDT THU APR 17 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1100 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 WILL STICK AROUND THROUGH MUCH OF THE MORNING HOURS
TODAY AND THE NORTHWEST WINDS ARE FORECAST TO WEAKEN BY AROUND
MIDDAY INTO THE EARLY AFTERNOON. OTHERWISE...DRY CONDITIONS
TODAY WITH SOME SUNSHINE EXPECTED BY THE LATE AFTERNOON.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                    MOSTLY SUNNY (40-50 PERCENT).
TEMPERATURE.........39 AT IGNITION...MAX 50.
RH..................64 PERCENT AT IGNITION...MIN 48 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3800 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........NORTHWEST 12 TO 20 MPH DECREASING TO 8 TO 10
                    MPH EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR TO GOOD (24700-35300 KNOT-FT).
WIND (20 FT)........WINDS NORTHWEST AT 13 MPH AT
                    IGNITION...OTHERWISE NORTHWEST WINDS 7 TO 14
                    MPH.

TIME (CDT)      11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
SKY (%).........67  54  47  45  42  41  39
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....
TSTM COV........
TEMP............39  42  45  46  48  49  49
RH..............64  60  55  53  49  48  48
20 FT WIND DIR..NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  N
20 FT WIND SPD..13  12  10  9   9   8   7
20 FT WIND GUST.15  15  15  10  10  10
MIX HGT (KFT)...2.6 2.9 3.1 3.4 3.6 3.8 3.8
MIXNG WIND DIR..NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  NW
MIXNG WIND SPD..16  14  12  10  9   8   8
HAINES INDEX....5   5   5   5   5   5   5

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (20-30 PERCENT).
TEMPERATURE.........MIN 32.
RH..................MAX 92 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........EAST WINDS 6 TO 7 MPH.

TIME (CDT)      6 PM   8 PM   10 PM  MIDNGT 2 AM   4 AM
SKY (%).........35     31     25     18     20     34
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE
TSTM COV........
TEMP............49     47     41     37     36     34
RH..............48     56     67     79     82     85
20 FT WIND......N 7    N 6    NE 6   E 6    E 6    E 6
20 FT WIND GUST.

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (35-45 PERCENT).
TEMPERATURE.........MAX 62.
RH..................MIN 39 PERCENT.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1700 FT AGL INCREASING TO 4700 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTHEAST 6 TO 14 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTH 16
                    TO 22 MPH EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR TO EXCELLENT (1600-63100 KNOT-FT)
                    INCREASING TO EXCELLENT TO EXCELLENT
                    (65700-80600 KNOT-FT) LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTH WINDS 6 TO 15 MPH.

TIME (CDT)      6 AM      9 AM      NOON      3 PM
SKY (%).........36        43        36        33
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....NONE      NONE      NONE      NONE
TSTM COV........
TEMP............32        41        55        61
RH..............92        73        51        41
20 FT WIND......E 6       SE 9G10   SE 12     S 14G15
MIX HGT (FT)....300       1300      3700      4700
MIXNG WIND......E 6       SE 9      SE 13     S 17
HAINES INDEX....5         5         5         4

$$
FORECASTER...PODRAZIK
REQUESTED BY...BLAKE  KNISLEY
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20140417.HARRI.01/DMX



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