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Spot Forecast for Litchfield WMD live fire training...FWS
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
825 AM CDT Thu Mar 30 2017

Forecast is based on ignition time of 0900 CDT on March 30.
If conditions become unrepresentative...contact the National Weather
Service.

.DISCUSSION...
Cloudy and cool with a brisk east-northeast wind today. Some
partial sunshine is expected this afternoon.

.TODAY...

Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Temperature.........39 at ignition...Max 46.
RH..................85 percent at ignition...Min 71 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........Winds east at 9 mph at ignition...otherwise
                    Northeast winds 5 to 9 mph.
Mixing Height.......2500 ft AGL at ignition...otherwise 2000-3800
                    ft AGL increasing to 4100-4300 ft AGL early in
                    the afternoon.
Transport winds.....Northeast 17 to 23 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Good /45000 knot-ft/ at ignition.
                    Max...excellent /70400 knot-ft/.
Haines Index........2 or very low at ignition...max 2.

Time (CDT)      9 AM   11 AM  1 PM   3 PM   5 PM
Temp............39     40     43     45     46
RH..............85     79     74     73     71
20 ft wind......E 7    E 7    E 7    E 7    NE 6
20 ft wind gust.15     15     15     15     15
Mix hgt (ft)....2500   3000   3500   4100   4300
Transport wind..E 21   E 22   E 23   E 20   E 17
Haines Index....2      2      2      2      2
Sdspl kt-ft/100045     56     69     69     66

.TONIGHT...

Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy then becoming partly cloudy.
Temperature.........Min 32.
RH..................Max 96 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........North winds 5 to 6 mph.
Mixing Height.......2900-4200 ft AGL decreasing to 300-1600 ft AGL
                    early in the evening.
Transport winds.....Northeast 12 to 17 mph.

Time (CDT)      7 PM      10 PM     1 AM      4 AM
Temp............45        40        38        34
RH..............73        82        82        92
20 ft wind......NE 5G10   NE 4G10   NE 4G10   N 4G10
Mix hgt (ft)....4200      300       700       800
Transport wind..NE 17     NE 12     NE 15     NE 15

.FRIDAY...

Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Temperature.........Max 53.
RH..................Min 43 percent.
Wind (20 ft)........Northeast winds 5 to 7 mph.
Mixing Height.......600-2100 ft AGL increasing to 2600-4500 ft AGL
                    in the late morning and afternoon.
Transport winds.....Northeast 13 to 17 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....Poor to good (8600-55500 knot-ft).
Haines Index........3 to 5 OR or very low to or moderate.

Time (CDT)      7 AM      10 AM     1 PM      4 PM
Temp............32        39        48        53
RH..............96        76        56        43
20 ft wind......N 5       NE 6G15   NE 6G15   NE 6G10
Mix hgt (ft)....600       2100      3700      4500
Transport wind..NE 16     NE 16     NE 17     NE 14
Haines Index....3         3         4         5
Sdspl kt-ft/10009         30        54        54

$$
Forecaster...TAGGART
Requested by...Jared Culbertson
Type of request...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 1705539.0/MPX
.EMAIL jared_culbertson@fws.gov


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