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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR HAPPY BLUE FRIDAY...USDA FOREST SERVICE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
712 AM EDT FRI JUL 25 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1300 EDT ON JULY 25.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...AN AREA OF THUNDERSTORMS WILL HEAD THIS WAY FROM WISCONSIN
THIS AFTERNOON BUT SHOULD NOT REACH HAPPY BLUE UNTIL EARLY THIS EVENING.
MEANWHILE EXPECT WINDS TO INCREASE FROM THE SOUTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH BY LATE
MORNING. WINDS COULD GUST TO 20 MPH AT TIMES BY EARLY THIS AFTERNOON.


.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (60-70 PERCENT).
TEMPERATURE.........74 AT IGNITION...MAX 75.
RH..................48 PERCENT AT IGNITION...MIN 48 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WINDS SOUTHWEST AT 13 MPH AT
                    IGNITION...OTHERWISE SOUTHWEST WINDS 7 TO 12
                    MPH.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......4400 FT AGL AT IGNITION...OTHERWISE 4000-4500
                    FT AGL.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH AT IGNITION...MAX 4.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....300-600 (GOOD TO EXCELLENT).

TIME (EDT)      1 PM   3 PM   5 PM   7 PM
SKY (%).........69     70     67     65
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE
TEMP............74     74     74     73
RH..............48     50     51     56
20 FT WIND......SW 13  SW 15  S 15   SW 10
20 FT GUST......15            20
HAINES INDEX....4      4      4      4

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                    MOSTLY CLOUDY (75-85 PERCENT). CHANCE OF
                    SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.
TEMPERATURE.........MIN 64.
RH..................MAX 95 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTH WINDS 8 TO 13 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC
                    WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTHWEST 15 TO 18 MPH.

.SATURDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                    MOSTLY SUNNY (35-45 PERCENT). CHANCE OF SHOWERS
                    AND THUNDERSTORMS.
TEMPERATURE.........MAX 77.
RH..................MIN 75 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 8 TO 13 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS
                    EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS.
MIXING WINDS........WEST 14 TO 15 MPH.

$$
FORECASTER...MARINO
REQUESTED BY...STEVE HATTING
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20140725.HAPPY.01/GRR







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