Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

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Fire Weather Planning Forecast
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
212 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...Winter Storm Impacting The Area Tonight through Friday Night...

.DISCUSSION...A strong winter storm system is taking aim on the area
tonight through Friday night. Heavy snow, wintry mix, and thunder
are all going to occur with this storm. In addition, strong winds
will be experienced, strongest from Friday morning into Friday
night. Wind gusts to 40-45 mph looks likely, especially across the
open areas of northeast IA and southeast MN and blufftops along
the Mississippi River. The heaviest snow band is expected to set
up from near Austin and Winona MN, to Black River Falls and
Neillsville WI where 10-16 inches is possible. Lesser amounts are
expected either side of this line. Beware that this heaviest snow
axis could shift a bit north or south. Colder and quieter weather
will set up into the weekend.


IAZ008>010-018-019-MNZ079-086>088-094>096-241215-
Mitchell-Howard-Winneshiek-Floyd-Chickasaw-Wabasha-Dodge-Olmsted-
Winona-Mower-Fillmore-Houston-
Including the cities of Osage, Cresco, Decorah, Charles City,
New Hampton, Wabasha, Dodge Center, Rochester, Winona, Austin,
Preston, and Caledonia
212 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain and snow. chance of thunderstorms
                    and freezing rain after 2400. Blowing snow
                    after 0300. Chance of precipitation near 100
                    percent.
LAL.................1 until 2400, then 3.
Min temperature.....26-31.
Max humidity........92-97 percent.
20-foot winds.......Breezy. Northeast winds 21 to 26 mph. Gusts up
                    to 35 mph increasing to 45 mph after midnight.
Precipitation.......Widespread 0.50 to 0.75 inch amounts.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Blowing snow. Freezing rain possibly
                    mixed with rain until 1200. snow. slight chance
                    of freezing rain after 1200. Chance of
                    precipitation near 100 percent.
LAL.................1.
Max temperature.....27-32.
Min humidity........73-78 percent.
20-foot winds.......Breezy. North winds 21 to 26 mph. Gusts up to
                    45 mph decreasing to 35 mph late in the
                    afternoon.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Hours of sun........None.
Precipitation.......Widespread 0.50 to 0.75 inch amounts.
Mixing Height.......Around 3800 ft AGL (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport Winds.....North around 31 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke Dispersal.....Around 122000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy until 0500, then partly cloudy.
                    Blowing snow until 2400. areas of blowing snow
                    after 2400 until 0100, then patchy blowing
                    snow. Slight chance of light freezing rain
                    until 1900. snow until 2300. chance of snow
                    after 2300. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
LAL.................1.
Min temperature.....11-16.
Max humidity........92-97 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 16 to 21 mph with gusts to
                    around 35 mph.
Precipitation.......Widespread 0.10 to 0.20 inch amounts.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Patchy blowing snow until 1200.
LAL.................1.
Max temperature.....23-28.
Min humidity........63-68 percent.
20-foot winds.......West winds 14 to 19 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph
                    until late afternoon.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........5 Hours.
Precipitation.......None.
Mixing Height.......Around 2100 ft AGL (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport Winds.....Northwest around 21 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke Dispersal.....Around 48000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).


.Forecast days 3 through 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows
15 TO 20. Southwest winds 6 to 11 mph. Chance of snow 20 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 30 TO 35. Southwest winds 6 to
11 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 15 TO 20. Southwest winds
5 to 8 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Slight chance of snow. Highs 35 TO 40.
South winds 5 to 9 mph. Chance of snow 20 percent.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow. Lows 25 TO 30.
South winds 6 to 11 mph. Chance of snow 40 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain possibly mixed with
snow. Highs 40 TO 45. South winds 6 to 11 mph. Chance of
precipitation 50 percent.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow.
Lows 25 TO 30. Southwest winds 8 to 13 mph. Chance of
precipitation 20 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Highs 30 TO
35. West winds 13 to 18 mph. Chance of snow 20 percent.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 15 TO 20. West winds 11 to
16 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly sunny. Chance of snow. Highs 30 TO 35. West
winds 11 to 16 mph. Chance of snow 40 percent.

$$

WIZ017-029-032>034-041-042-241215-
Taylor-Clark-Buffalo-Trempealeau-Jackson-La Crosse-Monroe-
Including the cities of Medford, Neillsville, Alma, Arcadia,
Whitehall, Black River Falls, La Crosse, Sparta, and Tomah
212 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain and snow. chance of thunderstorms
                    and freezing rain after 2400. Patchy blowing
                    snow after 0400. Chance of precipitation near
                    100 percent.
LAL.................1 until 2400, then 3.
Min temperature.....25-30.
Max humidity........88-93 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 14 to 19 mph. Gusts up to 30
                    mph after midnight.
Precipitation.......Widespread 0.30 to 0.50 inch amounts.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Patchy blowing snow. Chance of
                    thunderstorms until 1200. snow possibly mixed
                    with rain and freezing rain. Chance of
                    precipitation near 100 percent.
LAL.................3 until 0900, then 1.
Max temperature.....27-32.
Min humidity........64-69 percent.
20-foot winds.......North winds 17 to 22 mph with gusts to around
                    35 mph.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Hours of sun........None.
Precipitation.......Widespread 0.30 to 0.50 inch amounts.
Mixing Height.......Around 3500 ft AGL (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport Winds.....Northeast around 30 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke Dispersal.....Around 106000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy blowing snow until 0500.
                    Snow possibly mixed with rain and freezing rain
                    until 2400. chance of snow after 2400. Chance
                    of precipitation 90 percent.
LAL.................1.
Min temperature.....11-16.
Max humidity........87-92 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 12 to 17 mph with gusts to
                    around 30 mph.
Precipitation.......Widespread 0.10 to 0.20 inch amounts.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Slight chance of snow until 1200.
                    Chance of snow 20 percent.
LAL.................1.
Max temperature.....24-29.
Min humidity........52-57 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 12 to 17 mph with gusts to
                    around 30 mph.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........4 Hours.
Precipitation.......Isolated trace to 0.05 inch amounts.
Mixing Height.......Around 3800 ft AGL (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport Winds.....Northwest around 25 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke Dispersal.....Around 97000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).


.Forecast days 3 through 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows
15 TO 20. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 20 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of light freezing rain and
snow. Highs 30 TO 35. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of
precipitation 20 percent.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 10 TO 15. Southwest winds
5 to 8 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 35 TO 40. South winds 5 to 7 mph.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow. Lows 20 TO 25.
South winds 5 to 7 mph. Chance of snow 30 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow. Highs 40 TO
45. Southeast winds 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation
50 percent.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Rain likely possibly mixed with snow. Lows 25 TO
30. Southwest winds 5 to 9 mph. Chance of precipitation
70 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow possibly mixed with
rain. Highs 35 TO 40. West winds 11 to 16 mph. Chance of
precipitation 50 percent.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 15 TO 20. West winds 7 to
12 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly sunny. Chance of snow. Highs 30 TO 35. West
winds 6 to 11 mph. Chance of snow 50 percent.

$$

IAZ011-029-030-WIZ043-044-053>055-061-241215-
Allamakee-Fayette-Clayton-Juneau-Adams-Vernon-Crawford-Richland-
Grant-
Including the cities of Waukon, Oelwein, Elkader, Mauston,
Friendship, Viroqua, Prairie Du Chien, Richland Center,
and Platteville
212 PM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain possibly mixed with snow. chance
                    of thunderstorms and freezing rain after 2400.
                    Patchy blowing snow after 0400. Chance of
                    precipitation near 100 percent.
LAL.................1 until 2400, then 3.
Min temperature.....28-33.
Max humidity........91-96 percent.
20-foot winds.......Breezy. Northeast winds 21 to 26 mph. Gusts up
                    to 35 mph increasing to 45 mph after midnight.
Precipitation.......Widespread 0.50 to 0.75 inch amounts.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Patchy blowing snow until 1200. Rain
                    and chance of thunderstorms until 1200. light
                    freezing rain and snow. chance of rain after
                    1200. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
LAL.................3 until 0900, then 1.
Max temperature.....29-34.
Min humidity........71-76 percent.
20-foot winds.......Breezy. North winds 21 to 26 mph. Gusts up to
                    45 mph decreasing to 35 mph late in the
                    afternoon.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Hours of sun........None.
Precipitation.......Widespread 0.30 to 0.50 inch amounts.
Mixing Height.......Around 3900 ft AGL (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport Winds.....Northeast around 26 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke Dispersal.....Around 104000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy blowing snow. Chance of
                    rain until 2300. chance of light freezing rain
                    until 0100. snow. Chance of precipitation 90
                    percent.
LAL.................1.
Min temperature.....14-19.
Max humidity........89-94 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 14 to 19 mph with gusts to
                    around 35 mph.
Precipitation.......Widespread 0.10 to 0.20 inch amounts.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Patchy blowing snow until 1200.
                    Chance of snow until 1200. Chance of snow 40
                    percent.
LAL.................1.
Max temperature.....25-30.
Min humidity........55-60 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 12 to 17 mph with gusts to
                    around 30 mph.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........4 Hours.
Precipitation.......Isolated trace to 0.05 inch amounts.
Mixing Height.......Around 3200 ft AGL (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport Winds.....Northwest around 23 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke Dispersal.....Around 79000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).


.Forecast days 3 through 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 15 TO 20. Southwest winds
5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 35 TO 40. Southwest winds 7 to
12 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows 15 TO
20. Southwest winds 5 to 8 mph. Chance of snow 20 percent.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain. Highs 35 TO 40.
South winds 5 to 7 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow possibly mixed with
rain and. Lows 25 TO 30. South winds 5 to 8 mph. Chance of
precipitation 30 percent.
.TUESDAY...Rain likely possibly mixed with snow and. Highs 45 TO
50. Southeast winds 6 to 11 mph. Chance of precipitation
70 percent.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Rain likely possibly mixed with
snow and. Lows 30 TO 35. Southwest winds 6 to 11 mph. Chance of
precipitation 70 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow. Highs
35 TO 40. West winds 11 to 16 mph. Chance of precipitation
20 percent.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 15 TO 20. West winds 10 to
15 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly sunny. Chance of snow possibly mixed with rain
and. Highs 35 TO 40. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of
precipitation 40 percent.

$$

DS

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