Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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FNUS73 KDMX 231450
FWSDMX

SPOT FORECAST FOR SEDAN...IOWA DNR-USFWS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
950 AM CDT THU APR 23 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1030 CDT ON APRIL 23.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

AN INITIAL OBSERVATION AT IGNITION AND A MID BURN OBSERVATION ARE REQUIRED...
PLEASE RELAY THEM TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FOR EACH PRESCRIBED BURN.

.DISCUSSION...
HIGH PRESSURE OVER IOWA WILL KEEP WINDS LIGHT WITH SEASONAL
TEMPERATURES AND MIXING LEVELS. RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL BE LOW
HOWEVER...DROPPING UNDER 30 PERCENT DURING THE AFTERNOON.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT). PATCHY FROST EARLY IN
                    THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 60.
MIN HUMIDITY........30 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 6 MPH EARLY IN THE
                    MORNING BECOMING LIGHT...THEN BECOMING
                    NORTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH IN THE LATE MORNING AND
                    AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1300 FT AGL INCREASING TO 6500 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........WEST 3 TO 10 MPH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR TO GOOD (800-58200 KNOT-FT).
WIND (20 FT)........NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 6 MPH EARLY IN THE
                    MORNING BECOMING LIGHT...THEN BECOMING
                    NORTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH IN THE LATE MORNING AND
                    AFTERNOON.

TIME (CDT)      11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
SKY (%).........18  9   4   4   3   2   0
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....
TSTM COV........
TEMP............52  55  57  58  59  60  60
RH..............33  31  31  30  30  31  31
20 FT WIND DIR..N   NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  N
20 FT WIND SPD..5   5   5   5   5   5   5
20 FT WIND GUST.
EYE LVL WND DIR.N   NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  N
EYE LVL WND SPD.4   4   4   4   4   4   4
EYE LVL WND GST.
MIX HGT (KFT)...4.4 5.4 6.5 6.5 6.5 6.5 5.7
MIXNG WIND DIR..NW  NW  NW  NW  NW  W   W
MIXNG WIND SPD..9   10  10  10  9   8   6
HAINES INDEX....4   3   3   3   3   3   3

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (20-30 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                    MOSTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PERCENT).
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 42.
MAX HUMIDITY........67 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....LIGHT WINDS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO 9 MPH EARLY
                    IN THE EVENING.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......5000 FT AGL DECREASING TO 300 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTHEAST 2 TO 9 MPH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR TO FAIR (1300-15900 KNOT-FT).
WIND (20 FT)........LIGHT WINDS BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO 9 MPH EARLY
                    IN THE EVENING.

TIME (CDT)      6 PM   8 PM   10 PM  MIDNGT 2 AM   4 AM
SKY (%).........5      16     31     38     32     60
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE
TSTM COV........
TEMP............59     54     48     46     44     42
RH..............34     38     49     55     60     67
20 FT WIND......NE 3   E 5    SE 7   SE 8   SE 8   SE 8
20 FT WIND GUST.5             10     10     10     10
EYE LEVEL WIND..NE 2   E 4    SE 5   SE 6   SE 6   SE 6
EYE LVL WND GST.5             10     10     10     10
MIX HGT (FT)....5000   2900   300    300    300    300
MIXNG WIND......S 3    SE 3   SE 6   SE 6   SE 6   SE 8
HAINES INDEX....3      3      3      3      3      4

$$
FORECASTER...KOTENBERG/LALUZERNE
REQUESTED BY...DARWIN MILLS
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20150423.SEDAN.01/DMX



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