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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR FIRE WHEEL UNIT  2...USFS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
751 AM EDT FRI OCT 24 2014

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1100 EDT ON OCTOBER 24.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...MAINLY CLOUDY SKIES ARE EXPECTED TODAY...ALTHOUGH WE
WILL TRY TO CLEAR OUR AFTER ABOUT 400 PM. WINDS WILL GENERALLY BE
FROM THE SOUTHWEST AT 5 TO 10 KNOTS TODAY. CLOUDS WILL MOVE BACK
IN LATE TONIGHT AHEAD OF A COLD FRONT. THE CLOUDS WILL LINGER INTO
SATURDAY MORNING BEFORE CLEARING OUT ONCE AGAIN SATURDAY
AFTERNOON. THE FRONT SHOULD PASS THROUGH DRY...BUT THERE MAY BE A FEW
SPRINKLES SATURDAY MORNING. WINDS WILL BECOME GUSTY FROM THE
NORTHWEST ON SATURDAY AT 10 TO 20 MPH.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (75-85 PERCENT).
TEMPERATURE.........52 AT IGNITION...MAX 58.
RH..................89 PERCENT AT IGNITION...MIN 67 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WINDS SOUTHWEST AT 6 MPH AT
                    IGNITION...OTHERWISE SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10
                    MPH.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1600 FT AGL AT IGNITION...OTHERWISE 2500-3000
                    FT AGL.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH AT IGNITION...MAX 4.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....0-300 (POOR TO GOOD).

TIME (EDT)      11 AM  1 PM   3 PM   5 PM   7 PM
SKY (%).........89     84     81     74     67
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE
TEMP............51     54     57     57     54
RH..............89     82     75     75     80
20 FT WIND......SW 6   SW 9   SW 10  SW 10  SW 10
20 FT GUST......       10
HAINES INDEX....2      3      3      3      4

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                    MOSTLY CLOUDY (80-90 PERCENT).
TEMPERATURE.........MIN 47.
RH..................MAX 100 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS 6 TO 11 MPH.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTHWEST 7 TO 12 MPH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......600-1100 FT AGL.
HAINES INDEX........2 TO 4 OR OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH TO OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR
                    LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....0-100 (POOR TO POOR).

.SATURDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (75-85 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                    MOSTLY SUNNY (30-40 PERCENT).
TEMPERATURE.........MAX 60.
RH..................MIN 55 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WEST WINDS 12 TO 17 MPH.
MIXING WINDS........WEST 10 TO 17 MPH INCREASING TO 14 TO 22 MPH
                    LATE IN THE DAY.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2100-2600 FT AGL.
HAINES INDEX........4 TO 5 OR OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH TO OR MODERATE POTENTIAL
                    FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....100-500 (POOR TO GOOD) INCREASING TO 200-600
                    (FAIR TO EXCELLENT) LATE IN THE DAY.

$$
FORECASTER...DUKE
REQUESTED BY...TRAVIS WILTSE
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20141024.FIREW.01/GRR







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