Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Southwest Lower Michigan
National Weather Service Grand Rapids MI
338 AM EDT Fri Apr 20 2018

...Dry weather into early next week with a warming trend...

.DISCUSSION...
High pressure will be situated across the Great Lakes region for a
lengthy period of time, into early next week. Dry weather is forecast
into early next week with warming temperatures each day. Highs today
will top out in the upper 50s, with near 60 to the lower 60s forecast
over the weekend. We could flirt with the 70 degree mark in a few
spots on Monday and Tuesday of next week. Fuels will continue to dry
over the course of the next 3 to 5 days. Generally light winds, under
10 knots are expected all the way through next Tuesday due to the
vicinity of the high.

MIZ037>039-043>045-202015-
Mason-Lake-Osceola-Oceana-Newaygo-Mecosta-
Including the cities of Ludington, Baldwin, Reed City, Hart,
Fremont, and Big Rapids
338 AM EDT Fri Apr 20 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
Max temperature.....50-55.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........30-35 percent.
   24 hr trend......8 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......Light winds becoming northwest around 7 mph in
                    the afternoon.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......3100-3600 ft AGL near Lake Michigan and
                    5200-5700 ft AGL inland.
Transport winds.....Northwest 5 to 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....600-700 (excellent).
Pcpn Amount.........None.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent).
Min temperature.....27-32.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
Max humidity........87-92 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent drier.
20-foot winds.......Light winds.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......Near Lake Michigan, 100-600 ft AGL.
Mixing height....... inland, 2800-3300 ft AGL decreasing to 0-200
                    ft AGL overnight.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 5 mph shifting to the east
                    overnight.
Smoke dispersal.....0-200 (poor to fair).
Pcpn Amount.........None.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (45-55 percent).
Max temperature.....54-59.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........29-34 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
20-foot winds.......Light winds becoming west around 5 mph in the
                    afternoon.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......4000-4500 ft AGL near Lake Michigan and
                    6000-6500 ft AGL inland.
Transport winds.....South around 0 mph shifting to the west in the
                    afternoon.
Smoke dispersal.....200-300 (fair to good).
Pcpn Amount.........None.


$$

MIZ040-046-202015-
Clare-Isabella-
Including the cities of Clare and Mount Pleasant
338 AM EDT Fri Apr 20 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
Max temperature.....Around 55.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........30-35 percent.
   24 hr trend......1 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 5 to 9 mph.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......6100-6600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....700 (excellent).
Pcpn Amount.........None.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (25-35 percent).
Min temperature.....Around 28.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees warmer.
Max humidity........91-96 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 5 to 6 mph.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......4600-5100 ft AGL decreasing to 0-200 ft AGL
                    overnight.
Transport winds.....North around 5 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....0-400 (poor to good).
Pcpn Amount.........None.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny (40-50 percent).
Max temperature.....Around 59.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........28-33 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds up to 5 mph.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......7100-7600 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....West 0 to 5 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....200-300 (fair to good).
Pcpn Amount.........None.


$$

MIZ050-056-064-071-202015-
Muskegon-Ottawa-Allegan-Van Buren-
Including the cities of Muskegon, Grand Haven, Jenison, Holland,
and South Haven
338 AM EDT Fri Apr 20 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny (5-15 percent).
Max temperature.....53-58.
   24 hr trend......10 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........38-43 percent near Lake Michigan and 28-33
                    percent Inland.
   24 hr trend......10 percent drier near Lake Michigan and 22
                    percent drier Inland.
20-foot winds.......Light winds becoming northwest around 8 mph in
                    the afternoon.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......4100-4600 ft AGL near Lake Michigan and
                    5500-6000 ft AGL inland.
Transport winds.....North around 5 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....600 (excellent).
Pcpn Amount.........None.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent).
Min temperature.....Around 32.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees warmer.
Max humidity........83-88 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......Light winds.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......Near Lake Michigan, 400-900 ft AGL.
Mixing height....... inland, 2000-2500 ft AGL decreasing to 0-200
                    ft AGL overnight.
Transport winds.....North around 5 mph shifting to the east
                    overnight.
Smoke dispersal.....0-100 (poor).
Pcpn Amount.........None.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (55-65 percent).
Max temperature.....54-59.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........30-35 percent.
   24 hr trend......3 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......Light winds becoming west around 5 mph in the
                    afternoon.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......4400-4900 ft AGL near Lake Michigan and
                    5700-6200 ft AGL inland.
Transport winds.....South around 0 mph shifting to the west in the
                    afternoon.
Smoke dispersal.....200 (fair).
Pcpn Amount.........None.


$$

MIZ051-052-057>059-202015-
Montcalm-Gratiot-Kent-Ionia-Clinton-
Including the cities of Greenville, Alma, Grand Rapids, Ionia,
and St. Johns
338 AM EDT Fri Apr 20 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
Max temperature.....Around 56.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........28-33 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 5 to 8 mph.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......5600-6100 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....600 (excellent).
Pcpn Amount.........None.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (30-40 percent).
Min temperature.....Around 31.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
Max humidity........91-96 percent.
   24 hr trend......Unchanged.
20-foot winds.......West winds around 5 mph in the evening becoming
                    light.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......4800-5300 ft AGL decreasing to 0-200 ft AGL
                    overnight.
Transport winds.....North 0 to 5 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....0-300 (poor to good).
Pcpn Amount.........None.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (45-55 percent).
Max temperature.....Around 59.
   24 hr trend......3 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........29-34 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent drier.
20-foot winds.......Light winds.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......6700-7200 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 0 mph shifting to the west in the
                    afternoon.
Smoke dispersal.....100-200 (poor to fair).
Pcpn Amount.........None.


$$

MIZ065>067-072>074-202015-
Barry-Eaton-Ingham-Kalamazoo-Calhoun-Jackson-
Including the cities of Hastings, Charlotte, Lansing, Kalamazoo,
Battle Creek, and Jackson
338 AM EDT Fri Apr 20 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny (0-10 percent).
Max temperature.....Around 57.
   24 hr trend......4 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........25-30 percent.
   24 hr trend......7 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......North winds 5 to 10 mph.
Haines Index........6 or high potential for large plume dominated
                    fire growth.
Mixing height.......5500-6000 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....North around 10 mph.
Smoke dispersal.....700 (excellent).
Pcpn Amount.........None.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy (25-35 percent).
Min temperature.....Around 32.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees warmer.
Max humidity........83-88 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......Light winds.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......3700-4200 ft AGL decreasing to 0-200 ft AGL
                    overnight.
Transport winds.....Northeast around 5 mph shifting to the south
                    overnight.
Smoke dispersal.....0-400 (poor to good).
Pcpn Amount.........None.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny (60-70 percent).
Max temperature.....Around 58.
   24 hr trend......2 degrees warmer.
Min humidity........29-34 percent.
   24 hr trend......2 percent wetter.
20-foot winds.......Light winds.
Haines Index........5 or moderate potential for large plume
                    dominated fire growth.
Mixing height.......6300-6800 ft AGL.
Transport winds.....South around 0 mph shifting to the northwest in
                    the afternoon.
Smoke dispersal.....200 (fair).
Pcpn Amount.........None.


$$

.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...

.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the mid 30s. North winds
5 to 6 mph shifting to the east up to 5 mph overnight.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs around 60. East winds 5 to 9 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s. East winds 5 to
9 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 60s. Southeast winds 5 to
9 mph.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Southeast
winds 5 to 9 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Highs in the lower 60s. Southeast winds
5 to 10 mph.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Lows in the
lower 40s.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy with a chance of showers. Highs in the
mid 50s.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs in the mid 50s.

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