Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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SPOT FORECAST FOR NWS DMX TEST 3...NWS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
253 PM CDT TUE AUG 30 2016

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1600 CDT ON AUGUST 30.
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...
ISOLATED TO SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE FORECAST AGAIN TODAY INTO
EVENING ACROSS IOWA. LOCALLY HEAVY RAIN IS LIKELY WITH ANY
THUNDERSTORMS THAT DO DEVELOP. A COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP THROUGH THE
STATE THIS EVENING AND BRING COOL TEMPERATURES AND A LESS HUMID
AIRMASS. DRY WEATHER IS IN STORE WEDNESDAY THROUGH SATURDAY AS
HIGH PRESSURE DOMINATES THE WEATHER PATTERN. A COLD FRONT LOOKS TO
BRING THUNDERSTORM CHANCES TO THE STATE SATURDAY NIGHT INTO
SUNDAY.

.REST OF TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY (85-95 PERCENT). SCATTERED SHOWERS LATE
                    IN THE AFTERNOON. ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
                    THROUGH THE DAY. ISOLATED SHOWERS LATE IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 80.
MIN HUMIDITY........77 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 7 MPH.
WIND (20 FT)........NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 7 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC
                    WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3100-3600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 7 TO 8 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.

TIME (CDT)      4PM 5PM
SKY (%).........91  86
WEATHER COV.....SCT ISO
WEATHER TYPE....RW  RW
TSTM COV........ISO ISO
TEMP............80  79
RH..............79  82
20 FT WIND DIR..NW  N
20 FT WIND SPD..7   5
20 FT WIND GUST.
EYE LVL WND DIR.NW  N
EYE LVL WND SPD.4   3
EYE LVL WND GST.
MIX HGT (KFT)...3.6 3.1
MIXNG WIND DIR..NW  NW
MIXNG WIND SPD..7   8
HAINES INDEX....3   3

.WEDNESDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 79.
MIN HUMIDITY........56 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....LIGHT WINDS BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 8 MPH EARLY IN
                    THE MORNING.
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT WINDS BECOMING NORTH 5 TO 8 MPH EARLY IN
                    THE MORNING.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-2000 FT AGL INCREASING TO 2400-3800 FT AGL
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 6 TO 13 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........4 TO 5 OR OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH TO OR MODERATE POTENTIAL
                    FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.

TIME (CDT)      6 AM      9 AM      NOON      3 PM
SKY (%).........49        24        12        7
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....NONE      NONE      NONE      NONE
TSTM COV........
TEMP............63        69        76        79
RH..............93        78        62        54
20 FT WIND......N 3G5     N 6       N 7       N 8G10
EYE LEVEL WIND..N 2G5     N 4G5     N 4G5     N 5G10
MIX HGT (FT)....300       1200      2400      3400
MIXNG WIND......N 6       N 8       N 10      N 13
HAINES INDEX....4         5         5         4

$$
FORECASTER...SS
REQUESTED BY...SHANE SEARCY
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 1600477.0/DMX
.EMAIL SHANE.SEARCY@NOAA.GOV


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