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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for the Southern Great Lakes
National Weather Service Northern Indiana
416 AM EDT Thu Mar 30 2017

.DISCUSSION...
A low pressure system moving northeast across our area today and
tonight will cause showers and thunderstorms. Some of the storms may
be severe, especially over southern portions of the area. As the low
departs Friday, showers will end from west to east. High pressure
will build into the area Saturday providing fair weather. Rain is
likely again Sunday as another low pressure system moves northeast
from the southern plains.

MIZ077>081-302030-
Berrien-Cass MI-St. Joseph MI-Branch-Hillsdale-
Including the cities of Niles, Benton Harbor, St. Joseph,
Fair Plain, Benton Heights, Buchanan, Paw Paw Lake, Dowagiac,
Cassopolis, Marcellus, Sturgis, Three Rivers, White Pigeon, Mendon,
Coldwater, Bronson, Hillsdale, Jonesville, and Litchfield
416 AM EDT Thu Mar 30 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers and chance of
                    thunderstorms. Precipitation near 100
                    percent.
Max temperature.....42-47.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........70-75 percent.
   24 hr trend......25 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......East winds 15 to 20 mph.
LAL.................3.
Haines Index........2 (very low).
Vent Rate Category..Fair.
Precip Amount.......0.51-0.75 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 1200 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....Southeast around 25 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Showers and chance of thunderstorms in
                    the evening, then showers likely after
                    midnight. Precipitation 90 percent.
Min temperature.....40-45.
   24 hr trend......Little change.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......30 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......East winds 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................3.
Vent Rate Category..Poor.
Precip Amount.......0.11-0.25 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 500 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....Southwest around 20 mph.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers likely in the morning,
                    then chance of rain showers in the afternoon.
                    Chance of showers 70 percent.
Max temperature.....45-55.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........75-80 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......North winds 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 (very low).
Vent Rate Category..Fair.
Precip Amount.......0.11-0.25 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 2700 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....Northwest around 10 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. North winds 5 to
15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Highs around 50. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Northeast
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Rain likely. Highs in the mid 50s.
Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows in the mid 40s.
Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

$$

INZ003>005-012-014-302030-
La Porte-St. Joseph IN-Elkhart-Starke-Marshall-
Including the cities of Michigan City, La Porte, South Bend,
Mishawaka, New Carlisle, Walkerton, Elkhart, Goshen, Nappanee, Knox,
North Judson, Bass Lake, Plymouth, Bremen, and Culver
416 AM EDT Thu Mar 30 2017 /316 AM CDT Thu Mar 30 2017/

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers and chance of
                    thunderstorms. Precipitation near 100
                    percent.
Max temperature.....45-60.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........70-75 percent.
   24 hr trend......25 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......East winds 15 to 20 mph.
LAL.................4.
Haines Index........2 (very low).
Vent Rate Category..Fair.
Precip Amount.......0.51-0.75 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 1100 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....South around 25 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Showers and slight chance of
                    thunderstorms in the evening, then chance of
                    showers after midnight. Precipitation
                    90 percent.
Min temperature.....40-45.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......25 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......East winds 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................4.
Vent Rate Category..Poor.
Precip Amount.......0.11-0.25 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 900 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....Southwest around 15 mph.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Chance of
                    showers 50 percent.
Max temperature.....45-50.
   24 hr trend......Little change.
Min humidity........75-80 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 (very low).
Vent Rate Category..Good.
Precip Amount.......0.06-0.10 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 3000 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....Northwest around 15 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. North winds 5 to
15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Highs around 50. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Northeast
winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Rain likely. Highs in the mid 50s.
Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows in the mid 40s.
Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.

$$

INZ006>009-302030-
Lagrange-Steuben-Noble-De Kalb-
Including the cities of Lagrange, Topeka, Shipshewana, Angola,
Fremont, Kendallville, Ligonier, Albion, Auburn, and Garrett
416 AM EDT Thu Mar 30 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers and chance of
                    thunderstorms. Precipitation near 100
                    percent.
Max temperature.....45-55.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........70-75 percent.
   24 hr trend......25 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......East winds 15 to 20 mph.
LAL.................4.
Haines Index........2 (very low).
Vent Rate Category..Marginal.
Precip Amount.......0.51-0.75 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 900 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....South around 25 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Showers and chance of thunderstorms in
                    the evening, then showers likely after
                    midnight. Precipitation 90 percent.
Min temperature.....40-45.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......25 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................4.
Vent Rate Category..Poor.
Precip Amount.......0.26-0.50 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 300 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....Southwest around 25 mph.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of showers. Chance of showers 50
                    percent.
Max temperature.....50-55.
   24 hr trend......Little change.
Min humidity........75-80 percent.
   24 hr trend......Little change.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 5 mph shifting to the
                    northwest around 10 mph in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 (very low).
Vent Rate Category..Fair.
Precip Amount.......0.11-0.25 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 2800 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....West around 15 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. North winds 5 to
15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Highs around 50. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. East winds
around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. Southeast winds 5 to
15 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Rain likely. Lows in the mid 40s.
Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

$$

OHZ001-002-004-005-302030-
Williams-Fulton OH-Defiance-Henry-
Including the cities of Bryan, Montpelier, Edgerton, Wauseon,
Archbold, Swanton, Delta, Defiance, Sherwood, Hicksville, Napoleon,
Deshler, and Liberty Center
416 AM EDT Thu Mar 30 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers likely in the morning.
                    Chance of thunderstorms through the day. Rain
                    showers in the afternoon. Chance of
                    precipitation near 100 percent.
Max temperature.....45-55.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........70-75 percent.
   24 hr trend......15 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......East winds 15 to 20 mph.
LAL.................4.
Haines Index........2 (very low).
Vent Rate Category..Marginal.
Precip Amount.......0.26-0.50 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 1500 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....Southeast around 20 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Showers in the evening. Chance of
                    thunderstorms through the night. Showers likely
                    after midnight. Precipitation 90
                    percent.
Min temperature.....40-50.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
Max humidity........90-95 percent.
   24 hr trend......20 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................4.
Vent Rate Category..Poor.
Precip Amount.......0.26-0.50 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 300 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....Southwest around 25 mph.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Showers likely. Chance of showers 70
                    percent.
Max temperature.....52-57.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........70-75 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 5 mph shifting to the
                    west around 10 mph in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 (very low).
Vent Rate Category..Fair.
Precip Amount.......0.11-0.25 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 2600 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....West around 15 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows in the mid 30s.
Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Highs around 50. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Northeast
winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. East winds 5 to
10 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows in the mid 40s.
East winds 5 to 10 mph.

$$

INZ013-015-020-022-023-302030-
Pulaski-Fulton IN-White-Cass IN-Miami-
Including the cities of Winamac, Francesville, Medaryville,
Rochester, Akron, Monticello, Monon, Brookston, Logansport,
Royal Center, Peru, Grissom AFB, and Mexico
416 AM EDT Thu Mar 30 2017 /316 AM CDT Thu Mar 30 2017/

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms in the morning.
                    Showers through the day. Thunderstorms likely
                    in the afternoon. Precipitation near
                    100 percent.
Max temperature.....60-65.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........70-75 percent.
   24 hr trend......15 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................4.
Haines Index........2 (very low).
Vent Rate Category..Fair.
Precip Amount.......0.51-0.75 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 1500 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....South around 30 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Showers with thunderstorms likely in
                    the evening, then chance of showers after
                    midnight. Precipitation 90 percent.
Min temperature.....45-50.
   24 hr trend......Little change.
Max humidity........90-95 percent.
   24 hr trend......15 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......South winds 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................4.
Vent Rate Category..Marginal.
Precip Amount.......0.11-0.25 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 1000 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....Southwest around 20 mph.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of showers in the morning, then
                    slight chance of showers in the afternoon.
                    Chance of showers 50 percent.
Max temperature.....50-55.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........70-75 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 (very low).
Vent Rate Category..Very good.
Precip Amount.......0.01-0.05 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 3500 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....Northwest around 20 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. North winds 5 to
15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Highs around 50. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows around 40. Northeast winds
5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Rain likely. Highs around 60. Southeast
winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows in the mid 40s.
Southeast winds 5 to 15 mph.

$$

INZ016>018-302030-
Kosciusko-Whitley-Allen IN-
Including the cities of Warsaw, Winona Lake, Syracuse, Mentone,
Columbia City, Tri-Lakes, South Whitley, Fort Wayne, and New Haven
416 AM EDT Thu Mar 30 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms in the morning.
                    Showers through the day. Thunderstorms likely
                    in the afternoon. Precipitation near
                    100 percent.
Max temperature.....50-60.
   24 hr trend......Little change.
Min humidity........65-70 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......East winds 15 to 20 mph.
LAL.................4.
Haines Index........2 (very low).
Vent Rate Category..Fair.
Precip Amount.......0.26-0.50 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 1400 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....South around 25 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Showers with thunderstorms likely in
                    the evening, then chance of showers after
                    midnight. Precipitation 90 percent.
Min temperature.....45-50.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......15 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................4.
Vent Rate Category..Marginal.
Precip Amount.......0.26-0.50 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 400 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....Southwest around 25 mph.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of showers. Chance of showers 50
                    percent.
Max temperature.....50-55.
   24 hr trend......Little change.
Min humidity........70-75 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 (very low).
Vent Rate Category..Good.
Precip Amount.......0.06-0.10 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 3000 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....West around 15 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 5 to
15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Highs around 50. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Northeast
winds around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s. East winds 5 to
15 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Rain likely. Lows in the mid 40s.
Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

$$

INZ024>027-302030-
Wabash-Huntington-Wells-Adams-
Including the cities of Wabash, North Manchester, Huntington,
Roanoke, Bluffton, Ossian, Decatur, and Berne
416 AM EDT Thu Mar 30 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Showers likely and chance of
                    thunderstorms in the morning, then showers with
                    thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Chance
                    of precipitation near 100 percent.
Max temperature.....60-65.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........65-70 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................4.
Haines Index........2 (very low).
Vent Rate Category..Fair.
Precip Amount.......0.26-0.50 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 1500 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....South around 25 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Showers with thunderstorms likely in
                    the evening, then chance of showers after
                    midnight. Precipitation 90 percent.
Min temperature.....45-50.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees warmer.
Max humidity........90-95 percent.
   24 hr trend......20 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......South winds 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................4.
Vent Rate Category..Poor.
Precip Amount.......0.26-0.50 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 300 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....Southwest around 25 mph.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of showers. Chance of showers 50
                    percent.
Max temperature.....52-57.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........70-75 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 (very low).
Vent Rate Category..Good.
Precip Amount.......0.06-0.10 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 3100 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....West around 20 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 10 to
15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Highs around 50. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows around 40. East winds around
10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Highs around 60. East winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Rain likely. Lows in the mid 40s.
Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

$$

INZ032>034-302030-
Grant-Blackford-Jay-
Including the cities of Marion, Gas City, Upland, Hartford City,
Montpelier, Portland, and Dunkirk
416 AM EDT Thu Mar 30 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms in
                    the morning, then showers with thunderstorms
                    likely in the afternoon. Chance of
                    precipitation near 100 percent.
Max temperature.....60-65.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........65-70 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................4.
Haines Index........2 (very low).
Vent Rate Category..Fair.
Precip Amount.......0.26-0.50 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 1300 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....South around 30 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Showers with thunderstorms likely in
                    the evening, then chance of showers after
                    midnight. Precipitation 90 percent.
Min temperature.....47-52.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
Max humidity........90-95 percent.
   24 hr trend......20 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......South winds 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................4.
Vent Rate Category..Poor.
Precip Amount.......0.26-0.50 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 400 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....Southwest around 25 mph.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of showers. Chance of showers 50
                    percent.
Max temperature.....52-57.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........70-75 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 (very low).
Vent Rate Category..Good.
Precip Amount.......0.06-0.10 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 3300 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....West around 20 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Northwest winds 10 to
15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Highs around 50. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows around 40. East winds around
10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Highs around 60. Southeast winds 5 to
15 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Rain likely. Lows around 50.
Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

$$

OHZ015-016-024-025-302030-
Paulding-Putnam-Van Wert-Allen OH-
Including the cities of Paulding, Antwerp, Payne, Ottawa, Leipsic,
Columbus Grove, Continental, Pandora, Van Wert, Ohio City, Lima,
Spencerville, and Bluffton
416 AM EDT Thu Mar 30 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Showers likely and chance of
                    thunderstorms in the morning, then showers with
                    thunderstorms likely in the afternoon. Chance
                    of precipitation 90 percent.
Max temperature.....55-65.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........65-70 percent.
   24 hr trend......15 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......East winds 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................4.
Haines Index........2 (very low).
Vent Rate Category..Marginal.
Precip Amount.......0.26-0.50 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 1400 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....South around 20 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Showers with thunderstorms likely in
                    the evening, then showers likely and chance of
                    thunderstorms after midnight. Chance of
                    precipitation 90 percent.
Min temperature.....45-50.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees warmer.
Max humidity........90-95 percent.
   24 hr trend......25 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......South winds 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................4.
Vent Rate Category..Poor.
Precip Amount.......0.26-0.50 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 300 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....Southwest around 25 mph.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of showers. Chance of showers 50
                    percent.
Max temperature.....55-60.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........70-75 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......West winds 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 (very low).
Vent Rate Category..Good.
Precip Amount.......0.11-0.25 in.
Mixing Height.......Around 2900 ft agl.
Transport Winds.....West around 20 mph.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...Cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows in the mid 30s.
Northwest winds 5 to 15 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Highs around 50. North winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. East winds
around 5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. East winds 5 to
10 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Rain likely. Lows in the mid 40s.
Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.

$$



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