Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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Spot Forecast for NWS DMX TEST 2...NWS Des Moines
National Weather Service Des Moines IA
258 PM CDT Tue Apr 25 2017

Forecast is based on ignition time of 1600 CDT on April 25.
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...

Transition into an overall cloudy and rainy weather pattern
beginning today. Greenness of grasses will continue to rapidly
rise across Iowa as widespread precipitation is expected today
into tomorrow...and again Friday into next weekend. With min RH
values struggling to fall below 50 percent and overnight
recoveries above 80 percent all week, fire wx conditions will not
be a realistic concern.


.REST OF TODAY...

Sky/weather.........Cloudy (90-100 percent).
Max temperature.....Around 71.
Min humidity........51 percent.
Eye level winds.....East winds 7 to 8 mph.
Wind (20 ft)........East winds 7 to 8 mph.
Mixing height.......5400-6100 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....East 14 to 17 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.

TIME (CDT)      4PM 5PM
SKY (%).........97  97
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....
TSTM COV........
TEMP............71  70
RH..............51  55
20 FT WIND DIR..E   E
20 FT WIND SPD..8   7
20 FT WIND GUST.15  15
EYE LVL WND DIR.E   E
EYE LVL WND SPD.5   4
EYE LVL WND GST.15  15
MIX HGT (KFT)...6.1 5.4
MIXNG WIND DIR..E   E
MIXNG WIND SPD..17  14
HAINES INDEX....4   4

.TONIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Cloudy (90-100 percent). Chance of rain showers
                    and slight chance of thunderstorms in the
                    evening, then slight chance of rain showers
                    after midnight.
Min temperature.....Around 47.
Max humidity........86 percent.
Eye level winds.....East winds around 6 mph shifting to the
                    northwest 6 to 13 mph.
Wind (20 ft)........East winds around 6 mph shifting to the
                    northwest 6 to 13 mph. Gusty and erratic winds
                    expected near thunderstorms late in the
                    evening.
Mixing height.......3500-4800 ft AGL decreasing to 2000-2800 ft AGL
                    in the late evening and overnight.
Transport winds.....Northwest 5 to 14 mph increasing to 15 to 20
                    mph after midnight.
Haines Index........2 to 3 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.

TIME (CDT)      6 PM   8 PM   10 PM  MIDNGT 2 AM   4 AM
SKY (%).........96     96     95     97     99     99
WEATHER COV.....S CHC  CHANCE CHANCE S CHC  S CHC  S CHC
WEATHER TYPE....RNSHWR RNSHWR RNSHWR RNSHWR RNSHWR RNSHWR
TSTM COV........              S CHC
TEMP............69     67     64     60     57     53
RH..............57     63     70     75     77     80
20 FT WIND......E 6    N 6    NW 6   NW 8   NW 12  NW 13
20 FT WIND GUST.10     10     10     15     20     20
EYE LEVEL WIND..E 4    N 4    NW 4   NW 5   NW 7   NW 8
EYE LVL WND GST.10     10     10     15     20     20
MIX HGT (FT)....4800   3500   2200   2000   2000   2000
MIXNG WIND......E 10   E 6    N 6    NW 12  NW 15  NW 17
HAINES INDEX....3      3      2      2      2      2

.WEDNESDAY...

Sky/weather.........Cloudy (90-100 percent). Slight chance of rain
                    showers early in the morning.
Max temperature.....Around 51.
Min humidity........61 percent.
Eye level winds.....Northwest winds 13 to 14 mph.
Wind (20 ft)........Northwest winds 13 to 14 mph.
Mixing height.......2300-3500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest 18 to 22 mph.
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.

TIME (CDT)      6 AM      9 AM      NOON      3 PM
SKY (%).........97        96        93        92
WEATHER COV.....S CHC
WEATHER TYPE....RNSHWR    NONE      NONE      NONE
TSTM COV........
TEMP............49        47        49        51
RH..............86        79        74        63
20 FT WIND......NW 14G20  NW 13G20  NW 14G20  NW 14G20
EYE LEVEL WIND..NW 8G20   NW 8G20   NW 8G20   NW 8G20
MIX HGT (FT)....2300      2700      2800      3300
MIXNG WIND......NW 21     NW 20     NW 20     NW 20
HAINES INDEX....2         2         2         2

$$
Forecaster...SS
Requested by...Shane Searcy
Type of request...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 1707763.0/DMX
.EMAIL shane.searcy@noaa.gov



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