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
307 PM EDT Thu Apr 26 2018

...A chance of shower tonight and Friday night...

.DISCUSSION...Two cold fronts, one tonight and the next tomorrow night will bring a
period of showers with them. The showers Friday night will have more widespread coverage.


MIZ037>039-043>045-270815-
Mason-Lake-Osceola-Oceana-Newaygo-Mecosta-
Including the cities of Ludington, Baldwin, Reed City, Hart,
Fremont, and Big Rapids
307 PM EDT Thu Apr 26 2018

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (50-60 percent) until 0200, then
                    mostly cloudy (65-75 percent) until 0700, then
                    partly cloudy (60-70 percent). Rain showers
                    likely after 0200 until 0600, then a chance of
                    rain showers.
Chance of pcpn......60 percent after midnight.
Min temperature.....33-38.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees warmer.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 5 mph shifting to the
                    northwest around 6 mph overnight.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......1000-1500 ft AGL near Lake Michigan and
                    1400-1900 ft AGL inland.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 10 mph shifting to the
                    northwest overnight.
Smoke dispersal.....200 (fair).
Pcpn Amount.........none to 0.03 in.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (55-65 percent). Rain showers
                    likely after 1400.
Chance of pcpn......70 percent.
Max temperature.....51-56.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........43-48 percent near Lake Michigan and 30-35
                    percent Inland.
   24 hr trend......6 percent wetter near Lake Michigan and 10
                    percent wetter Inland.
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 6 to 11 mph.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......3700-4200 ft AGL near Lake Michigan and
                    5400-5900 ft AGL inland.
Transport winds.....North around 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....600-700 (excellent).
Pcpn Amount.........0.01-0.14 in.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (75-85 percent). Rain showers
                    likely until 0200. chance of snow showers after
                    2400 until 0300. chance of light freezing rain
                    after 0100 until 0300.
Chance of pcpn......70 percent.
Min temperature.....29-34.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
Max humidity........91-96 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......North winds 5 to 10 mph.
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......3500-4000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 10 mph increasing to around 20 mph
                    overnight.
Smoke dispersal.....500-900 (good to excellent).
Pcpn Amount.........None to 0.11 in.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (40-50 percent).
Max temperature.....43-48.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........39-44 percent near Lake Michigan and 29-34
                    percent Inland.
   24 hr trend......
   24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
   24 hr trend......
20-foot winds.......North winds 12 to 17 mph.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......3600-4100 ft AGL near Lake Michigan and
                    4700-5200 ft AGL inland.
Transport winds.....North around 25 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....1100-1400 (excellent).
Pcpn Amount.........None.


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MIZ040-046-270815-
Clare-Isabella-
Including the cities of Clare and Mount Pleasant
307 PM EDT Thu Apr 26 2018

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (45-55 percent) until 0400, then
                    mostly cloudy (70-80 percent). Chance of rain
                    showers after 0200.
Chance of pcpn......30 percent overnight.
Min temperature.....34-39.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees warmer.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 5 mph in the evening
                    becoming light.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......3000-3500 ft AGL decreasing to 500-1000 ft AGL
                    overnight.
Transport winds.....West 5 to 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....100-400 (poor to good).
Pcpn Amount.........none to 0.03 in.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (65-75 percent) until 1100, then
                    partly sunny (50-60 percent). Chance of rain
                    showers until 1400, then rain showers likely.
Chance of pcpn......70 percent.
Max temperature.....51-56.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........26-31 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......5700-6200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....500-700 (good to excellent).
Pcpn Amount.........none to 0.05 in.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (80-90 percent). Chance of rain
                    showers until 0500. chance of snow showers
                    after 2400.
Chance of pcpn......50 percent.
Min temperature.....Around 32.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees cooler.
Max humidity........91-96 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......North winds 6 to 11 mph.
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......2800-3300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 10 mph increasing to around 20 mph
                    overnight.
Smoke dispersal.....300-700 (good to excellent).
Pcpn Amount.........0.01-0.13 in.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (50-60 percent).
Max temperature.....Around 46.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........32-37 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 11 to 16 mph.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......4800-5300 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North 20 to 25 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....900-1300 (excellent).
Pcpn Amount.........None.


$$

MIZ050-056-064-071-270815-
Muskegon-Ottawa-Allegan-Van Buren-
Including the cities of Muskegon, Grand Haven, Jenison, Holland,
and South Haven
307 PM EDT Thu Apr 26 2018

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent). Chance of rain
                    showers after 2300.
Chance of pcpn......30 percent after midnight.
Min temperature.....Around 39.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees warmer.
Max humidity........91-96 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 8 mph.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......400-900 ft AGL near Lake Michigan and 1700-2200
                    ft AGL inland.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 5 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....100 (poor).
Pcpn Amount.........None.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (60-70 percent). Rain showers
                    likely after 1400 until 1700, then a chance of
                    rain showers.
Chance of pcpn......70 percent.
Max temperature.....52-57.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........37-42 percent.
   24 hr trend......11 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 7 to 12 mph.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......5000-5500 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....600-700 (excellent).
Pcpn Amount.........0.01-0.17 in.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (75-85 percent). Rain showers
                    likely until 0200.
Chance of pcpn......60 percent in the evening.
Min temperature.....Around 34.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......North winds 5 to 10 mph.
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......2800-3300 ft AGL near Lake Michigan and
                    3000-3500 ft AGL inland.
Transport winds.....North around 10 mph increasing to around 20 mph
                    overnight.
Smoke dispersal.....400-700 (good to excellent).
Pcpn Amount.........None to 0.13 in.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (50-60 percent) until 1900, then
                    sunny (20-30 percent).
Max temperature.....44-49.
   24 hr trend......9 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........36-41 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 12 to 17 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......5000-5500 ft AGL near Lake Michigan and
                    6400-6900 ft AGL inland.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 25 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....1600-1700 (excellent).
Pcpn Amount.........None.


$$

MIZ051-052-057>059-270815-
Montcalm-Gratiot-Kent-Ionia-Clinton-
Including the cities of Greenville, Alma, Grand Rapids, Ionia,
and St. Johns
307 PM EDT Thu Apr 26 2018

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (40-50 percent) until 0600, then
                    mostly cloudy (70-80 percent). Chance of rain
                    showers after 0200.
Chance of pcpn......30 percent overnight.
Min temperature.....Around 39.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
Max humidity........84-89 percent.
   24 hr trend......20 percent drier.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 8 mph.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......2800-3300 ft AGL decreasing to 200-700 ft AGL
                    overnight.
Transport winds.....Southwest around 5 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....0-200 (poor to fair).
Pcpn Amount.........None.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (55-65 percent). Chance of rain
                    showers until 1400, then rain showers likely.
Chance of pcpn......70 percent.
Max temperature.....Around 57.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........29-34 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 6 to 11 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......5500-6000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....500-700 (good to excellent).
Pcpn Amount.........0.01-0.12 in.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (80-90 percent). Rain showers
                    likely until 0200.
Chance of pcpn......60 percent.
Min temperature.....Around 34.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
Max humidity........91-96 percent.
   24 hr trend......13 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......North winds 6 to 11 mph.
Haines Index........3 or very low potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......5200-5700 ft AGL decreasing to 2600-3100 ft AGL
                    overnight.
Transport winds.....North 10 to 15 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....600-700 (excellent).
Pcpn Amount.........0.02-0.14 in.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (50-60 percent).
Max temperature.....Around 48.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........32-37 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 11 to 16 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......5200-5700 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....1200-1300 (excellent).
Pcpn Amount.........None.


$$

MIZ065>067-072>074-270815-
Barry-Eaton-Ingham-Kalamazoo-Calhoun-Jackson-
Including the cities of Hastings, Charlotte, Lansing, Kalamazoo,
Battle Creek, and Jackson
307 PM EDT Thu Apr 26 2018

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (35-45 percent).
Min temperature.....Around 41.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees warmer.
Max humidity........74-79 percent.
   24 hr trend......19 percent drier.
20-foot winds.......Light winds becoming southwest around 5 mph
                    overnight.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......3600-4100 ft AGL decreasing to 0-200 ft AGL
                    overnight.
Transport winds.....West around 5 mph shifting to the southwest
                    overnight.
Smoke dispersal.....0-200 (poor to fair).
Pcpn Amount.........None.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (55-65 percent). Slight chance of
                    rain showers.
Chance of pcpn......20 percent.
Max temperature.....56-61.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........33-38 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......West winds 7 to 12 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......5600-6100 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West 10 to 15 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....700-900 (excellent).
Pcpn Amount.........none to 0.06 in.

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy (75-85 percent). Rain showers
                    likely until 0200, then a chance of rain
                    showers.
Chance of pcpn......60 percent.
Min temperature.....Around 35.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
Max humidity........91-96 percent.
   24 hr trend......19 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......5200-5700 ft AGL decreasing to 2400-2900 ft AGL
                    overnight.
Transport winds.....North 10 to 15 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....500-700 (good to excellent).
Pcpn Amount.........0.07-0.13 in.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (55-65 percent).
Max temperature.....Around 48.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........37-42 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 11 to 16 mph.
Haines Index........4 or low potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......6900-7400 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....Northwest 20 to 25 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....1800 (excellent).
Pcpn Amount.........None.


$$

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...

.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s. Northwest
winds 6 to 11 mph.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the mid 50s. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows in the mid 30s. Southwest winds 5 to
9 mph.
.MONDAY...Warmer, sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. Southwest winds 8 to
13 mph.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Not as cool. Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 40s.
Southwest winds 8 to 13 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. Southwest winds
11 to 16 mph.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 50s.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Highs around 70.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and
thunderstorms in the evening, then showers and thunderstorms likely
overnight. Lows in the lower 50s.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Showers likely until midday, then a
chance of showers in the afternoon. Highs in the mid 60s.

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