Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Southwest Lower Michigan
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
423 PM EDT Tue Mar 28 2017

...Clearing from North to South...

.DISCUSSION...
Dry air continues to work in to Lower Michigan this afternoon.
Clouds are expected to clear from north to south this evening.
Fair weather is forecast through the day Wednesday.




MIZ037>039-043>045-290815-
Mason-Lake-Osceola-Oceana-Newaygo-Mecosta-
Including the cities of Ludington, Baldwin, Reed City, Hart,
Fremont, and Big Rapids
423 PM EDT Tue Mar 28 2017

.Tonight...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (10-20 percent).
Min temperature.....29-34.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 5 to 6 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......1900-2400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....100-200 (poor to fair).
Pcpn Amount.........None.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (40-50 percent) until 1900, then
                    mostly cloudy (65-75 percent).
Max temperature.....46-51.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
Min humidity........52-57 percent near Lake Michigan AND 44-49
                    percent Inland.
   24 hr trend......20 percent drier near Lake Michigan AND 13
                    percent drier Inland.
20-foot winds.......East winds 5 to 9 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......2300-2800 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....East around 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....300 (good).
Pcpn Amount.........None.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (80-90 percent). Chance of rain
                    showers until 0300. chance of snow showers
                    after 0100.
Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Min temperature.....28-33.
   24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
Max humidity........91-96 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......East winds 5 to 10 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......1900-2400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....East around 15 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....200-300 (fair to good).
Pcpn Amount.........none to 0.07 in.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy (90-100 percent). Snow showers until
                    1200. rain showers after 0900.
Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
Max temperature.....Around 41.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........62-67 percent.
   24 hr trend......18 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......East winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in
                    the afternoon.
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......1100-1600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....East around 20 mph increasing to around 30 mph
                    in the afternoon.
Smoke dispersal.....400-500 (good to good).
Pcpn Amount.........0.32-0.45 in.


$$

MIZ040-046-290815-
Clare-Isabella-
Including the cities of Clare and Mount Pleasant
423 PM EDT Tue Mar 28 2017

.Tonight...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
Min temperature.....Around 32.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 5 to 6 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......1800-2300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 5 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....100-200 (poor to fair).
Pcpn Amount.........None.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (45-55 percent).
Max temperature.....Around 47.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........43-48 percent.
   24 hr trend......10 percent drier.
20-foot winds.......East winds 5 to 10 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......2800-3300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....East around 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....300-400 (good to good).
Pcpn Amount.........None.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (80-90 percent). Chance of snow
                    showers after 0200.
Chance of precipitation 30 percent overnight.
Min temperature.....Around 31.
   24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
Max humidity........91-96 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......East winds 5 to 10 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......1800-2300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....East around 15 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....200-300 (fair to good).
Pcpn Amount.........none to 0.03 in.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy (90-100 percent). Snow showers likely
                    until 1300. rain showers after 1000.
Chance of precipitation 80 percent.
Max temperature.....Around 39.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........62-67 percent.
   24 hr trend......19 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......East winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 23 mph in
                    the afternoon.
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......1300-1800 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....East 20 to 25 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....400 (good).
Pcpn Amount.........0.30-0.43 in.


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MIZ050-056-064-071-290815-
Muskegon-Ottawa-Allegan-Van Buren-
Including the cities of Muskegon, Grand Haven, Jenison, Holland,
and South Haven
423 PM EDT Tue Mar 28 2017

.Tonight...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (20-30 percent).
Min temperature.....Around 34.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 5 to 8 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......2500-3000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....300 (good).
Pcpn Amount.........None.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (40-50 percent) until 1700, then
                    mostly cloudy (70-80 percent).
Max temperature.....49-54.
   24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
Min humidity........46-51 percent.
   24 hr trend......14 percent drier.
20-foot winds.......East winds 6 to 11 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......2100-2600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....East around 15 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....300-500 (good to good).
Pcpn Amount.........None.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy (85-95 percent). Chance of rain showers.
                    chance of snow showers after 0100.
Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Min temperature.....32-37.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
Max humidity........87-92 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......East winds 8 to 13 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......1200-1700 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....East around 20 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....300 (good).
Pcpn Amount.........none to 0.08 in.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy (90-100 percent). Snow showers likely
                    until 1000. rain showers.
Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
Max temperature.....42-47.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........62-67 percent.
   24 hr trend......15 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......East winds 12 to 17 mph with gusts to around 29
                    mph.
Haines Index........2 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......1100-1600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....East 25 to 30 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....400-500 (good to good).
Pcpn Amount.........0.37-0.65 in.


$$

MIZ051-052-057>059-290815-
Montcalm-Gratiot-Kent-Ionia-Clinton-
Including the cities of Greenville, Alma, Grand Rapids, Ionia,
and St. Johns
423 PM EDT Tue Mar 28 2017

.Tonight...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear (15-25 percent).
Min temperature.....31-36.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 5 to 8 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......1900-2400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....200-300 (fair to good).
Pcpn Amount.........None.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (45-55 percent) until 1900, then
                    mostly cloudy (70-80 percent).
Max temperature.....45-50.
   24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
Min humidity........49-54 percent.
   24 hr trend......15 percent drier.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 7 to 12 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......2300-2800 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....East around 15 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....400 (good).
Pcpn Amount.........None.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (80-90 percent). Chance of snow
                    showers after 2400. chance of rain showers
                    after 0700.
Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Min temperature.....Around 33.
   24 hr trend......1 degree cooler.
Max humidity........91-96 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......East winds 8 to 13 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......1700-2200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....East 15 to 20 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....300-400 (good to good).
Pcpn Amount.........none to 0.06 in.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy (90-100 percent). Snow showers likely
                    until 1200. rain showers.
Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
Max temperature.....39-44.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........60-65 percent.
   24 hr trend......14 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......East winds 12 to 17 mph with gusts to around 29
                    mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......1200-1700 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....East around 20 mph increasing to around 30 mph
                    in the afternoon.
Smoke dispersal.....400-500 (good to good).
Pcpn Amount.........0.37-0.57 in.


$$

MIZ065>067-072>074-290815-
Barry-Eaton-Ingham-Kalamazoo-Calhoun-Jackson-
Including the cities of Hastings, Charlotte, Lansing, Kalamazoo,
Battle Creek, and Jackson
423 PM EDT Tue Mar 28 2017

.Tonight...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (25-35 percent).
Min temperature.....Around 34.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 5 to 8 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......2200-2700 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....200-300 (fair to good).
Pcpn Amount.........None.

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (40-50 percent) until 1900, then
                    mostly cloudy (70-80 percent).
Max temperature.....48-53.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........48-53 percent.
   24 hr trend......16 percent drier.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 7 to 12 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......2400-2900 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 15 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....300-400 (good to good).
Pcpn Amount.........None.

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (80-90 percent). Chance of rain
                    showers after 2100. chance of snow showers
                    after 2400.
Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
Min temperature.....Around 35.
   24 hr trend......1 degree warmer.
Max humidity........84-89 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......East winds 7 to 12 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......1700-2200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....East around 20 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....300 (good).
Pcpn Amount.........none to 0.04 in.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy (85-95 percent). Snow showers likely
                    until 0900. rain showers.
Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
Max temperature.....Around 45.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........60-65 percent.
   24 hr trend......13 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......East winds 12 to 17 mph with gusts to around 26
                    mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......1200-1700 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....East around 20 mph increasing to around 30 mph
                    in the afternoon.
Smoke dispersal.....400-500 (good to good).
Pcpn Amount.........0.32-0.63 in.


$$


.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...

.THURSDAY NIGHT...Cloudy. Showers and a slight chance of freezing
rain in the evening, then a chance of showers and light freezing
rain likely overnight. Lows in the mid 30s. East winds 7 to 12 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and a slight chance of
light freezing rain until midday, then a chance of showers in the
afternoon. Highs in the upper 40s. Northeast winds 8 to 13 mph.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 30s. North winds
5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s. North winds 5 to
9 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. Northeast
winds 5 to 6 mph shifting to the southeast up to 5 mph overnight.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. South winds 5 to
9 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in
the upper 50s.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers in the evening,
then showers likely overnight. Lows in the lower 40s.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny with a chance of showers. Highs in the upper
50s.



$$

jam



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