Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
Issued by NWS La Crosse, WI

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Fire Weather Planning Forecast
National Weather Service La Crosse WI
428 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

...Unseasonably warm today...wintry weather returning Thursday
night...colder for the weekend...

.DISCUSSION...Low pressure will move across southern Minnesota and
central WI today, bringing a very warm airmass to the districts.
Highs today will be some 20 to 35 degrees above the normals with
records highs quite likely for many locations. Minimum afternoon
humidities will be mostly 35 to 45%, with southwest to west winds
mostly 10 to 15 mph and gusty at times this afternoon. The low drags
a cold front southeast across the districts this afternoon, beginning
the change to more normal/wintry weather to end the week and for the
weekend. A strong storm system is going to lift across the region
Friday and Friday night, spreading a band of rain and snow across the
districts starting late Thursday and continuing into Saturday
morning. It will start out as rain on Thursday, change to a mix
Thursday night, then end as snow Friday night and Saturday morning.
Depending on the track of the low, a heavy band of snow could fall
across some districts, especially southeast MN into north-central WI.
The precipitation looks to stay mainly rain across far southwest WI,
with only an inch or 2 of snow expected. Colder Canadian high
pressure then settles across the region for the weekend, with
temperatures near the late February normals. Temperatures rebound a
bit for early next week, with a return of some rain or snow chances
by Monday night and Tuesday.

IAZ011-030-MNZ079-088-096-WIZ032-033-041-053>055-061-230030-
Allamakee-Clayton-Wabasha-Winona-Houston-Buffalo-Trempealeau-
La Crosse-Vernon-Crawford-Richland-Grant-
Including the cities of Waukon, Elkader, Wabasha, Winona,
Caledonia, Alma, Arcadia, Whitehall, La Crosse, Viroqua,
Prairie Du Chien, Richland Center, and Platteville
428 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
LAL.................1.
Max temperature.....63-68.
Min humidity........41-46 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........8 Hours.
Precipitation.......None.
Mixing Height.......Around 3100 ft AGL (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport Winds.....West around 15 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke Dispersal.....Around 49000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
LAL.................1.
Min temperature.....34-39.
Max humidity........92-97 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 6 to 11 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph
                    in the late evening and early morning.
Precipitation.......None.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain after 1200.
                    Chance of rain 50 percent.
LAL.................1.
Max temperature.....43-48.
Min humidity........57-62 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 8 to 13 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........2 Hours.
Precipitation.......Scattered Trace to 0.05 inch amounts.
Mixing Height.......Around 2800 ft AGL (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport Winds.....East around 16 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke Dispersal.....Around 44000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).


.Forecast days 3 through 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Rain possibly mixed with snow and freezing
rain. Lows 35 TO 40. East winds 13 to 18 mph with gusts to around
30 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
.FRIDAY...Rain likely possibly mixed with snow and freezing rain.
Highs 40 TO 45. East winds 12 to 17 mph with gusts to around
30 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Snow possibly mixed with rain and freezing rain.
Lows 20 TO 25. Northwest winds 14 to 19 mph with gusts to around
35 mph. Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Chance of snow. Highs 25 TO 30.
Northwest winds 14 to 19 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance
of snow 50 percent.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 15 TO 20. West winds 10 to
15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Chance of snow. Highs 30 TO 35. West
winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50 percent.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 15 TO 20. West winds 5 to
8 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain. Highs 35 TO 40.
Southeast winds 7 to 12 mph. Chance of rain 20 percent.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow. Lows 25 TO 30.
Southeast winds 6 to 11 mph. Chance of snow 50 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain possibly mixed with
snow. Highs 45 TO 50. Southwest winds 6 to 11 mph. Chance of
precipitation 50 percent.

$$

WIZ017-029-034-042>044-230030-
Taylor-Clark-Jackson-Monroe-Juneau-Adams-
Including the cities of Medford, Neillsville, Black River Falls,
Sparta, Tomah, Mauston, and Friendship
428 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain until 0700.
                    slight chance of rain after 1300. Chance of
                    rain 20 percent.
LAL.................1.
Max temperature.....61-66.
Min humidity........41-46 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 7 to 12 mph.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........6 Hours.
Precipitation.......None.
Mixing Height.......Around 3200 ft AGL (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport Winds.....West around 10 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke Dispersal.....Around 31000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy until 2400, then mostly cloudy.
                    Slight chance of rain until 0300. Chance of
                    rain 20 percent.
LAL.................1.
Min temperature.....32-37.
Max humidity........91-96 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 6 to 11 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph
                    in the late evening and overnight.
Precipitation.......None.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain after
                    1200. Chance of rain 20 percent.
LAL.................1.
Max temperature.....42-47.
Min humidity........50-55 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 6 to 11 mph.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Hours of sun........2 Hours.
Precipitation.......Isolated trace to 0.05 inch amounts.
Mixing Height.......Around 3100 ft AGL (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport Winds.....East around 14 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke Dispersal.....Around 46000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).


.Forecast days 3 through 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Rain and snow possibly mixed with freezing
rain. Lows 30 TO 35. East winds 13 to 18 mph with gusts to around
30 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
.FRIDAY...Snow with rain possibly mixed with freezing rain. Highs
35 TO 40. Northeast winds 14 to 19 mph with gusts to around
30 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Snow possibly mixed with rain and freezing rain.
Lows 20 TO 25. North winds 11 to 16 mph with gusts to around
30 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Chance of snow. Highs 25 TO 30.
Northwest winds 13 to 18 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance
of snow 50 percent.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 10 TO 15. West winds 7 to
12 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 30 TO 35. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 10 TO 15. West winds 5 to
9 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 35 TO 40. Southeast winds 5 to
10 mph.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow. Lows 25 TO 30.
Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 50 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow. Highs 40 TO
45. South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.

$$

IAZ008>010-018-019-029-MNZ086-087-094-095-230030-
Mitchell-Howard-Winneshiek-Floyd-Chickasaw-Fayette-Dodge-Olmsted-
Mower-Fillmore-
Including the cities of Osage, Cresco, Decorah, Charles City,
New Hampton, Oelwein, Dodge Center, Rochester, Austin,
and Preston
428 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
LAL.................1.
Max temperature.....59-64.
Min humidity........47-52 percent.
20-foot winds.......West winds 8 to 13 mph.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........8 Hours.
Precipitation.......None.
Mixing Height.......Around 2800 ft AGL (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport Winds.....West around 13 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke Dispersal.....Around 41000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy until 0300, then mostly cloudy.
LAL.................1.
Min temperature.....34-39.
Max humidity........93-98 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 8 to 13 mph.
Precipitation.......None.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain likely after 1200. Chance
                    of rain 70 percent.
LAL.................1.
Max temperature.....41-46.
Min humidity........66-71 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 11 to 16 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........1 Hour.
Precipitation.......Areas of Trace to 0.05 inch amounts.
Mixing Height.......Around 2500 ft AGL (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport Winds.....East around 18 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke Dispersal.....Around 44000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).


.Forecast days 3 through 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Rain possibly mixed with snow and freezing
rain. Lows 30 TO 35. East winds 16 to 21 mph with gusts to around
35 mph. Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
.FRIDAY...Snow with rain possibly mixed with freezing rain. Highs
35 TO 40. Northeast winds 14 to 19 mph with gusts to around
35 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Snow possibly mixed with freezing rain. Lows
15 TO 20. North winds 17 to 22 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Slight chance of snow. Highs 25 TO 30.
Northwest winds 16 to 21 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance
of snow 20 percent.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 15 TO 20. West winds 8 to
13 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Slight chance of snow. Highs 30 TO 35.
West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 20 percent.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 15 TO 20. West winds 5 to
8 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain and snow. Highs
35 TO 40. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation
20 percent.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows 25 TO
30. Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of snow 20 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Chance of rain possibly mixed with snow.
Highs 40 TO 45. West winds 8 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation
30 percent.

$$



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