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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Southwest Lower Michigan
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
351 PM EDT Sat May 27 2017

...Occasional showers and storms through the rest of the holiday...

.DISCUSSION...Most of the night will be dry, but a few areas could
pick up an isolated shower or storm. However Sunday will become wet
for most areas by afternoon into the evening. Most areas will pick up
a quarter to half inch of rain in this time period. The rains will
end toward midnight Sunday night. Another round of showers and storms
are expected for Monday afternoon, but these could begin across
Central Lower during the morning hours. Then we will dry out Monday
night.

The rest of next week appears drier, but a few lingering widely
scattered showers could occur Tuesday and Wednesday.

After temperatures in the 70s through Memorial Day, we will cool
into the 60s Tuesday and Wednesday.  Then we should return to 70 to
75 for the latter portion of the week.


MIZ037>039-043>045-280815-
Mason-Lake-Osceola-Oceana-Newaygo-Mecosta-
Including the cities of Ludington, Baldwin, Reed City, Hart,
Fremont, and Big Rapids
351 PM EDT Sat May 27 2017

.Tonight...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Slight chance of
                    showers and thunderstorms after 0500.
Chance of precipitation 20 percent toward daybreak.
Min temperature.....48-53 near Lake Michigan and around 56 inland.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer near Lake Michigan and 9
                    degrees warmer Inland.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......Light winds.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......0-300 ft AGL near Lake Michigan and 1600-2100
                    ft AGL inland.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 5 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....100-300 (poor to good).
Pcpn Amount.........none to 0.01 in.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (60-70 percent). Chance of showers
                    and thunderstorms until 1400, then showers and
                    thunderstorms likely.
Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Max temperature.....69-74.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........70-75 percent near Lake Michigan and 55-60
                    percent Inland.
   24 hr trend......20 percent wetter near Lake Michigan and 21
                    percent wetter Inland.
20-foot winds.......South winds around 6 mph shifting to the west
                    in the afternoon.
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......Near Lake Michigan, 1200-1700 ft AGL.
Mixing height....... inland, 1600-2100 ft AGL increasing to
                    3600-4100 ft AGL in the afternoon.
Transport winds.....South around 5 mph shifting to the north in the
                    afternoon.
Smoke dispersal.....200-400 (fair to good).
Pcpn Amount.........0.11-0.42 in.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (75-85 percent) until 0300, then
                    partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Chance of
                    showers and thunderstorms until 0200.
Chance of precipitation 30 percent in the evening.
Min temperature.....Around 51.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
Max humidity........98 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......West winds 5 to 8 mph.
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......Near Lake Michigan, 400-900 ft AGL.
Mixing height....... inland, 2700-3200 ft AGL decreasing to 0-500
                    ft AGL overnight.
Transport winds.....West around 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....100-400 (poor to good).
Pcpn Amount.........none to 0.08 in.

.MEMORIAL DAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (60-70 percent). Chance of showers
                    and thunderstorms.
Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Max temperature.....61-66 near Lake Michigan and around 69 inland.
   24 hr trend......1 degree cooler near Lake Michigan and 2
                    degrees cooler Inland.
Min humidity........49-54 percent.
   24 hr trend......9 percent drier.
20-foot winds.......West winds 9 to 14 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......3300-3800 ft AGL near Lake Michigan and
                    7100-7600 ft AGL inland.
Transport winds.....West around 20 mph increasing to around 30 mph
                    in the afternoon.
Smoke dispersal.....2000 (excellent) increasing to 2500 (excellent)
                    in the afternoon.
Pcpn Amount.........none to 0.07 in.


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MIZ040-046-280815-
Clare-Isabella-
Including the cities of Clare and Mount Pleasant
351 PM EDT Sat May 27 2017

.Tonight...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Slight chance of
                    showers and thunderstorms after 0400.
Chance of precipitation 20 percent overnight.
Min temperature.....Around 56.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
Max humidity........98 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......South winds 5 to 6 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......3200-3700 ft AGL decreasing to 100-600 ft AGL
                    overnight.
Transport winds.....South around 5 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....100-300 (poor to good).
Pcpn Amount.........None.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (60-70 percent) until 1800, then
                    cloudy (85-95 percent). Chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms until 1400, then showers and
                    thunderstorms likely.
Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Max temperature.....70-75.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........55-60 percent.
   24 hr trend......11 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......South winds 5 to 9 mph.
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......2900-3400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast around 10 mph shifting to the
                    northeast in the afternoon.
Smoke dispersal.....300 (good).
Pcpn Amount.........0.21-0.47 in.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (80-90 percent) until 0600, then
                    partly cloudy (60-70 percent). Chance of
                    showers and thunderstorms until 0200.
Chance of precipitation 50 percent in the evening.
Min temperature.....Around 54.
   24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
Max humidity........98 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......West winds 5 to 9 mph.
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......2300-2800 ft AGL decreasing to 0-400 ft AGL
                    overnight.
Transport winds.....West around 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....100-300 (poor to good).
Pcpn Amount.........0.03-0.13 in.

.MEMORIAL DAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (65-75 percent). Chance of
                    showers and thunderstorms.
Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Max temperature.....Around 71.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........49 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......6900-7400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West around 20 mph increasing to around 30 mph
                    in the afternoon.
Smoke dispersal.....1700 (excellent) increasing to 2400 (excellent)
                    in the afternoon.
Pcpn Amount.........none to 0.06 in.


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MIZ050-056-064-071-280815-
Muskegon-Ottawa-Allegan-Van Buren-
Including the cities of Muskegon, Grand Haven, Jenison, Holland,
and South Haven
351 PM EDT Sat May 27 2017

.Tonight...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
Min temperature.....51-56.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......Light winds becoming southeast around 5 mph
                    overnight.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......0-400 ft AGL near Lake Michigan and 2000-2500
                    ft AGL inland.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 5 mph shifting to the
                    southeast overnight.
Smoke dispersal.....100 (poor).
Pcpn Amount.........none to 0.01 in.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (60-70 percent). Chance of showers
                    and thunderstorms until 1400, then showers and
                    thunderstorms likely.
Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Max temperature.....70-75.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........63-68 percent near Lake Michigan and 53-58
                    percent Inland.
   24 hr trend......12 percent wetter near Lake Michigan and 5
                    percent wetter Inland.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds around 5 mph shifting to the
                    west around 8 mph in the afternoon.
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......Near Lake Michigan, 200-700 ft AGL increasing
                    to 2200-2700 ft AGL in the afternoon.
Mixing height....... inland, 1400-1900 ft AGL increasing to
                    3600-4100 ft AGL in the afternoon.
Transport winds.....East around 10 mph shifting to the north in the
                    afternoon.
Smoke dispersal.....100-400 (poor to good).
Pcpn Amount.........0.11-0.39 in.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (75-85 percent) until 0100, then
                    partly cloudy (50-60 percent). Chance of
                    showers and thunderstorms until 0200.
Chance of precipitation 50 percent in the evening.
Min temperature.....Around 53.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......Near Lake Michigan, 400-900 ft AGL.
Mixing height....... inland, 2500-3000 ft AGL decreasing to 0-500
                    ft AGL overnight.
Transport winds.....West around 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....100-300 (poor to good).
Pcpn Amount.........none to 0.08 in.

.MEMORIAL DAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (50-60 percent). Chance of showers
                    and thunderstorms.
Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Max temperature.....69-74.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........46-51 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent drier.
20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......2900-3400 ft AGL near Lake Michigan and
                    7000-7500 ft AGL inland.
Transport winds.....West around 20 mph increasing to around 30 mph
                    in the afternoon.
Smoke dispersal.....1800 (excellent) increasing to 2400 (excellent)
                    in the afternoon.
Pcpn Amount.........none to 0.07 in.


$$

MIZ051-052-057>059-280815-
Montcalm-Gratiot-Kent-Ionia-Clinton-
Including the cities of Greenville, Alma, Grand Rapids, Ionia,
and St. Johns
351 PM EDT Sat May 27 2017

.Tonight...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent).
Min temperature.....Around 57.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......Light winds becoming southeast around 5 mph
                    overnight.
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......3300-3800 ft AGL decreasing to 0-500 ft AGL
                    overnight.
Transport winds.....South around 5 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....0-200 (poor to fair).
Pcpn Amount.........none to 0.01 in.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (60-70 percent) until 1900, then
                    cloudy (85-95 percent). Chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms until 1400, then showers and
                    thunderstorms likely.
Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Max temperature.....Around 74.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
Min humidity........51-56 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......South winds 5 to 10 mph.
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......3400-3900 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast around 10 mph shifting to the north
                    in the afternoon.
Smoke dispersal.....300-400 (good to good).
Pcpn Amount.........0.18-0.39 in.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (80-90 percent) until 0300, then
                    partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Chance of
                    showers and thunderstorms until 0200.
Chance of precipitation 50 percent in the evening.
Min temperature.....Around 55.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......West winds 6 to 11 mph.
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......2600-3100 ft AGL decreasing to 0-500 ft AGL
                    overnight.
Transport winds.....West around 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....100-400 (poor to good).
Pcpn Amount.........0.01-0.21 in.

.MEMORIAL DAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (50-60 percent). Chance of showers
                    and thunderstorms.
Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Max temperature.....Around 72.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........44-49 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent drier.
20-foot winds.......West winds 12 to 17 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......6500-7000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West around 20 mph increasing to around 30 mph
                    in the afternoon.
Smoke dispersal.....1900 (excellent) increasing to 2400 (excellent)
                    in the afternoon.
Pcpn Amount.........none to 0.04 in.


$$

MIZ065>067-072>074-280815-
Barry-Eaton-Ingham-Kalamazoo-Calhoun-Jackson-
Including the cities of Hastings, Charlotte, Lansing, Kalamazoo,
Battle Creek, and Jackson
351 PM EDT Sat May 27 2017

.Tonight...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent).
Min temperature.....54-59.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
Max humidity........91-96 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......Light winds becoming southeast around 6 mph
                    overnight.
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......3200-3700 ft AGL decreasing to 0-300 ft AGL
                    overnight.
Transport winds.....Southeast around 5 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....0-100 (poor to poor).
Pcpn Amount.........none to 0.01 in.

.SUNDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (55-65 percent) until 1900, then
                    cloudy (85-95 percent). Chance of showers and
                    thunderstorms until 1400, then showers and
                    thunderstorms likely.
Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
Max temperature.....Around 75.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
Min humidity........55-60 percent.
   24 hr trend......12 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......South winds 5 to 10 mph.
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......3000-3500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Southeast around 15 mph shifting to the west in
                    the afternoon.
Smoke dispersal.....400-700 (good to excellent).
Pcpn Amount.........0.18-0.39 in.

.SUNDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (75-85 percent) until 0300, then
                    partly cloudy (55-65 percent). Showers and
                    thunderstorms likely until 0200.
Chance of precipitation 60 percent in the evening.
Min temperature.....Around 55.
   24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......West winds 5 to 10 mph.
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......2300-2800 ft AGL decreasing to 0-500 ft AGL
                    overnight.
Transport winds.....West 10 to 15 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....100-400 (poor to good).
Pcpn Amount.........0.03-0.45 in.

.MEMORIAL DAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (50-60 percent). Chance of showers
                    and thunderstorms.
Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Max temperature.....Around 73.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........46-51 percent.
   24 hr trend......18 percent drier.
20-foot winds.......West winds 11 to 16 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......6300-6800 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West around 20 mph increasing to around 30 mph
                    in the afternoon.
Smoke dispersal.....1700 (excellent) increasing to 2300 (excellent)
                    in the afternoon.
Pcpn Amount.........none to 0.07 in.


$$


.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...

.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms in the evening. Lows in the lower 50s. Southwest winds
6 to 11 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny with a slight chance of showers. Highs in
the mid 60s. West winds 11 to 16 mph.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. West winds
6 to 11 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. West winds 9 to
14 mph.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s. West winds
5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. West winds 7 to
12 mph.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 50s.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny with a chance of showers. Highs in the
lower 70s.



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