Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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Fire Weather Planning Forecast
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
323 AM CST Tue Feb 21 2017

...Mild though Wednesday...cooler and wetter or snowy to end the week...

.DISCUSSION...Dry and warm high pressure returns for today and
Wednesday, with highs some 20 to 30 degrees above the normals.
Minimum afternoon humidities today and Wednesday will be in the 35
to 45 percent range, along with southwest winds mostly 10 to 15 mph
in the afternoons. A stronger cold front will push across the
districts Wednesday night and Thursday, but temperatures will remain
above normal. By Thursday, a stronger system coming thru the Rockies
will already start to spread rain chances across the area. By
Thursday night through Friday night this system will lift through the
Upper Midwest, spreading a round of rain and snow across the
districts. Details are far from certain but some significant rain
and/or snow amounts are possible from Thursday night into Friday
night. Behind this system colder, more near normal temperatures are
expected for the weekend.

IAZ008>010-018-019-029-MNZ086-087-094-095-220030-
Mitchell-Howard-Winneshiek-Floyd-Chickasaw-Fayette-Dodge-Olmsted-
Mower-Fillmore-
Including the cities of Osage, Cresco, Decorah, Charles City,
New Hampton, Oelwein, Dodge Center, Rochester, Austin,
and Preston
323 AM CST Tue Feb 21 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Areas of fog until 1000, then
                    patchy fog until 1100.
LAL.................1.
Max temperature.....58-63.
Min humidity........48-53 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 12 to 17 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........9 Hours.
Precipitation.......None.
Mixing Height.......Around 1900 ft AGL (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport Winds.....Southwest around 20 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke Dispersal.....Around 37000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
LAL.................1.
Min temperature.....38-43.
Max humidity........82-87 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 7 to 12 mph.
Precipitation.......None.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
LAL.................1.
Max temperature.....61-66.
Min humidity........43-48 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 7 to 12 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph
                    in the late morning and afternoon.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........8 Hours.
Precipitation.......None.
Mixing Height.......Around 1300 ft AGL (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport Winds.....Southwest around 20 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke Dispersal.....Around 28000 or fair (Ave 12-6 PM).


.Forecast days 3 through 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 35 TO 40. Northwest winds
6 to 11 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Highs 40 TO 45.
Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance
of rain 50 percent.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Rain possibly mixed with snow and freezing
rain. Lows 30 TO 35. Northeast winds 14 to 19 mph with gusts to
around 35 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
.FRIDAY...Snow possibly mixed with rain and freezing rain. Highs
30 TO 35. North winds 19 to 24 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.
Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Snow. Lows 15 TO 20. North winds 18 to 23 mph
with gusts to around 40 mph. Chance of snow 90 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 25 TO 30. Northwest winds 14 to
19 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 10 TO 15. West winds 6 to
11 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 25 TO 30. Southwest winds 5 to
9 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 15 TO 20. West winds 5 to
8 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 35 TO 40. Southeast winds 6 to
11 mph.

$$

IAZ011-030-MNZ079-088-096-WIZ032-033-041-053>055-061-220030-
Allamakee-Clayton-Wabasha-Winona-Houston-Buffalo-Trempealeau-
La Crosse-Vernon-Crawford-Richland-Grant-
Including the cities of Waukon, Elkader, Wabasha, Winona,
Caledonia, Alma, Arcadia, Whitehall, La Crosse, Viroqua,
Prairie Du Chien, Richland Center, and Platteville
323 AM CST Tue Feb 21 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Patchy fog until 1000.
LAL.................1.
Max temperature.....60-65.
Min humidity........43-48 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to
                    around 25 mph.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........8 Hours.
Precipitation.......None.
Mixing Height.......Around 2600 ft AGL (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport Winds.....Southwest around 14 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke Dispersal.....Around 35000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
LAL.................1.
Min temperature.....38-43.
Max humidity........87-92 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 8 to 13 mph.
Precipitation.......None.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
LAL.................1.
Max temperature.....64-69.
Min humidity........36-41 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 7 to 12 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph
                    in the late morning and afternoon.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........8 Hours.
Precipitation.......None.
Mixing Height.......Around 1800 ft AGL (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport Winds.....Southwest around 20 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke Dispersal.....Around 43000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).


.Forecast days 3 through 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 35 TO 40. Northwest winds
5 to 9 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Highs 45 TO 50.
Northeast winds 7 to 12 mph. Chance of rain 50 percent.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Rain possibly mixed with snow and freezing
rain. Lows 30 TO 35. Northeast winds 11 to 16 mph with gusts to
around 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
.FRIDAY...Rain and snow possibly mixed with freezing rain. Highs
35 TO 40. Northeast winds 16 to 21 mph with gusts to around
35 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Snow. Lows 20 TO 25. North winds 14 to 19 mph
with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance of snow 90 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 25 TO 30. Northwest winds 12 to
17 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 10 TO 15. West winds 7 to
12 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 30 TO 35. West winds 5 to 9 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 15 TO 20. West winds 5 to
7 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 35 TO 40. South winds 5 to 10 mph.

$$

WIZ017-029-034-042>044-220030-
Taylor-Clark-Jackson-Monroe-Juneau-Adams-
Including the cities of Medford, Neillsville, Black River Falls,
Sparta, Tomah, Mauston, and Friendship
323 AM CST Tue Feb 21 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Patchy fog until 0700, then areas
                    of fog until 1000. patchy fog after 1000 until
                    1100.
LAL.................1.
Max temperature.....59-64.
Min humidity........40-45 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........6 Hours.
Precipitation.......None.
Mixing Height.......Around 2600 ft AGL (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport Winds.....Southwest around 14 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke Dispersal.....Around 39000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
LAL.................1.
Min temperature.....34-39.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Precipitation.......None.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
LAL.................1.
Max temperature.....62-67.
Min humidity........36-41 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........6 Hours.
Precipitation.......None.
Mixing Height.......Around 1600 ft AGL (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport Winds.....Southwest around 18 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke Dispersal.....Around 35000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).


.Forecast days 3 through 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 35 TO 40. Northwest winds
5 to 9 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Highs 45 TO 50.
Northeast winds 5 to 9 mph. Chance of rain 40 percent.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Snow possibly mixed with rain and freezing
rain. Lows 30 TO 35. Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to
around 30 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
.FRIDAY...Snow possibly mixed with rain and freezing rain. Highs
35 TO 40. Northeast winds 13 to 18 mph with gusts to around
30 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Snow. Lows 20 TO 25. North winds 12 to 17 mph
with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of snow 90 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Slight chance of snow. Highs 25 TO 30.
Northwest winds 11 to 16 mph. Chance of snow 20 percent.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 10 TO 15. West winds 6 to
11 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 30 TO 35. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 10 TO 15. West winds 5 to
7 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 35 TO 40. South winds 5 to 8 mph.

$$



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