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
359 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

...A return to winter is imminent...

.DISCUSSION...After one more day of above normal highs mostly in the
40s, winter is poised to return to the districts. A major winter
storm is set to impact the districts tonight through Friday night,
bringing a round of a wintry mix or heavy snow. The precip looks to
spread in late this afternoon and evening, continue thru Friday then
gradually taper off late Friday night into Saturday morning. By
Saturday morning, 8 to 14 inches of snow are expected to be on the
ground across southeast MN into north-central WI. 4 to 8 inches of
snow and a wintry mix are expected across portions of northeast IA
into central WI. A wintry mix and 1 to 4 inches of snow are expected
across far northeast IA and far southwest WI. Colder highs pressure
builds in for the weekend. A weak system may bring a little light
snow to the area on Sunday. Temperatures warm to near and above
normal for Monday thru Wednesday, with some rain or snow chances
across the districts for Tuesday through Wednesday.

MNZ079-086>088-094-WIZ017-029-032>034-240030-
Wabasha-Dodge-Olmsted-Winona-Mower-Taylor-Clark-Buffalo-
Trempealeau-Jackson-
Including the cities of Wabasha, Dodge Center, Rochester, Winona,
Austin, Medford, Neillsville, Alma, Arcadia, Whitehall,
and Black River Falls
359 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain after
                    1500. Chance of rain 20 percent.
LAL.................1.
Max temperature.....40-45.
Min humidity........52-57 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 11 to 16 mph with gusts to
                    around 25 mph.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........1 Hour.
Precipitation.......Isolated trace to 0.05 inch amounts.
Mixing Height.......Around 3300 ft AGL (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport Winds.....Northeast around 16 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke Dispersal.....Around 54000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain and snow. chance of thunderstorms
                    and freezing rain after 2400. Chance of
                    precipitation near 100 percent.
LAL.................1 until 2400, then 3.
Min temperature.....27-32.
Max humidity........86-91 percent.
20-foot winds.......Breezy. Northeast winds 21 to 26 mph. Gusts up
                    to 35 mph increasing to 40 mph after midnight.
Precipitation.......Widespread 0.50 to 0.75 inch amounts.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of rain until 1500. chance of
                    freezing rain until 1700. snow. Patchy blowing
                    snow after 1100. Chance of precipitation near
                    100 percent.
LAL.................1.
Max temperature.....28-33.
Min humidity........66-71 percent.
20-foot winds.......Breezy. Northeast winds 22 to 27 mph with gusts
                    to around 40 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........None.
Precipitation.......Widespread 0.30 to 0.50 inch amounts.
Mixing Height.......Around 4400 ft AGL (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport Winds.....Northeast around 33 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke Dispersal.....Around 143000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).


.Forecast days 3 through 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Patchy blowing snow. Snow. Lows 15 TO 20. North
winds 18 to 23 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance of snow
90 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Chance of snow. Highs 25 TO 30.
Northwest winds 14 to 19 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance
of snow 40 percent.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 10 TO 15. West winds 7 to
12 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Slight chance of light freezing rain and
snow. Highs 30 TO 35. Southwest winds 8 to 13 mph. Chance of
precipitation 20 percent.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 10 TO 15. West winds 5 to
9 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Chance of snow. Highs 30 TO 35. Southeast
winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 30 percent.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow. Lows 20 TO 25.
South winds 7 to 12 mph. Chance of snow 30 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow. Highs 40 TO
45. Southeast winds 7 to 12 mph. Chance of precipitation
50 percent.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow possibly mixed
with rain. Lows 20 TO 25. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of
precipitation 50 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow. Highs 30 TO 35.
Northwest winds 12 to 17 mph. Chance of snow 50 percent.

$$

IAZ008>011-018-019-MNZ095-096-WIZ041>044-053-240030-
Mitchell-Howard-Winneshiek-Allamakee-Floyd-Chickasaw-Fillmore-
Houston-La Crosse-Monroe-Juneau-Adams-Vernon-
Including the cities of Osage, Cresco, Decorah, Waukon,
Charles City, New Hampton, Preston, Caledonia, La Crosse, Sparta,
Tomah, Mauston, Friendship, and Viroqua
359 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain after 1500.
                    Chance of rain 50 percent.
LAL.................1.
Max temperature.....41-46.
Min humidity........58-63 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 12 to 17 mph. Gusts up to 30
                    mph late in the afternoon.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........1 Hour.
Precipitation.......Scattered Trace to 0.05 inch amounts.
Mixing Height.......Around 3300 ft AGL (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport Winds.....East around 17 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke Dispersal.....Around 58000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain possibly mixed with snow. chance
                    of thunderstorms and freezing rain after 2400.
                    Chance of precipitation near 100 percent.
LAL.................1 until 2400, then 3.
Min temperature.....28-33.
Max humidity........88-93 percent.
20-foot winds.......Breezy. Northeast winds 23 to 28 mph. Gusts up
                    to 40 mph in the late evening and overnight.
Precipitation.......Widespread 0.50 to 0.75 inch amounts.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Freezing rain and chance of
                    thunderstorms until 1200. rain and snow. slight
                    chance of freezing rain after 1200. Patchy
                    blowing snow after 1200. Chance of
                    precipitation near 100 percent.
LAL.................3 until 1200, then 1.
Max temperature.....31-36.
Min humidity........69-74 percent.
20-foot winds.......Breezy. Northeast winds 24 to 29 mph. Gusts up
                    to 45 mph decreasing to 40 mph in the
                    afternoon.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........None.
Precipitation.......Widespread 0.30 to 0.50 inch amounts.
Mixing Height.......Around 3900 ft AGL (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport Winds.....Northeast around 29 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke Dispersal.....Around 112000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).


.Forecast days 3 through 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Patchy blowing snow. Snow possibly mixed with
freezing rain. Lows 15 TO 20. North winds 18 to 23 mph with gusts
to around 40 mph. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Patchy blowing snow. Chance of snow.
Highs 25 TO 30. Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around
30 mph. Chance of snow 50 percent.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 15 TO 20. West winds 7 to
12 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Chance of snow possibly mixed with
freezing rain and. Highs 30 TO 35. Southwest winds 8 to 13 mph.
Chance of precipitation 40 percent.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 10 TO 15. Northwest winds 5 to
9 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Chance of snow possibly mixed with rain
and. Highs 35 TO 40. Southeast winds 5 to 9 mph. Chance of
precipitation 30 percent.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow. Lows 25 TO 30.
South winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 30 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow. Highs 40 TO
45. South winds 7 to 12 mph. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow possibly mixed
with rain. Lows 25 TO 30. West winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of
precipitation 40 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny. Chance of snow possibly mixed with
rain. Highs 35 TO 40. Northwest winds 13 to 18 mph. Chance of
precipitation 40 percent.

$$

IAZ029-030-WIZ054-055-061-240030-
Fayette-Clayton-Crawford-Richland-Grant-
Including the cities of Oelwein, Elkader, Prairie Du Chien,
Richland Center, and Platteville
359 AM CST Thu Feb 23 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain after 1500.
                    Chance of rain 50 percent.
LAL.................1.
Max temperature.....44-49.
Min humidity........60-65 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 12 to 17 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........2 Hours.
Precipitation.......Scattered Trace to 0.05 inch amounts.
Mixing Height.......Around 3000 ft AGL (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport Winds.....East around 18 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke Dispersal.....Around 56000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Snow until 2400. rain possibly mixed
                    with freezing rain. chance of thunderstorms
                    after 2400. Chance of precipitation near 100
                    percent.
LAL.................1 until 2400, then 3.
Min temperature.....30-35.
Max humidity........91-96 percent.
20-foot winds.......Breezy. Northeast winds 20 to 25 mph. Gusts up
                    to 35 mph increasing to 40 mph after midnight.
Precipitation.......Widespread 0.50 to 0.75 inch amounts.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of thunderstorms and snow until
                    1200. rain possibly mixed with freezing rain.
                    snow after 1200. Chance of precipitation 90
                    percent.
LAL.................3 until 1200, then 1.
Max temperature.....35-40.
Min humidity........66-71 percent.
20-foot winds.......Breezy. Northeast winds 20 to 25 mph. Gusts up
                    to 40 mph decreasing to 30 mph late in the
                    afternoon.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Hours of sun........None.
Precipitation.......Widespread 0.20 to 0.30 inch amounts.
Mixing Height.......Around 3300 ft AGL (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport Winds.....Northeast around 19 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke Dispersal.....Around 68000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).


.Forecast days 3 through 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Patchy blowing snow. Snow. Lows 20 TO 25. North
winds 16 to 21 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance of snow
90 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Patchy blowing snow. Chance of snow.
Highs 25 TO 30. Northwest winds 14 to 19 mph with gusts to around
30 mph. Chance of snow 40 percent.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 15 TO 20. West winds 6 to
11 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Chance of snow possibly mixed with rain
and. Highs 35 TO 40. Southwest winds 8 to 13 mph. Chance of
precipitation 40 percent.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows 15 TO
20. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of snow 20 percent.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Chance of rain and snow. Highs 35 TO 40.
Southeast winds 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation 30 percent.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow. Lows 25 TO 30.
South winds 5 to 9 mph. Chance of snow 30 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain possibly mixed with
snow. Highs 45 TO 50. South winds 7 to 12 mph. Chance of
precipitation 50 percent.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow. Lows
25 TO 30. West winds 7 to 12 mph. Chance of precipitation
50 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny. Chance of snow possibly mixed with
rain. Highs 35 TO 40. West winds 12 to 17 mph. Chance of
precipitation 40 percent.

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