Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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SPOT FORECAST FOR WEST SALT CREEK...IDNR
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
721 AM CDT TUE APR 28 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 0740 CDT ON APRIL 28.
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...
EXPECTING MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES TODAY WITH ONLY A FEW HIGH CIRRUS
CLOUDS HANGING AROUND THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. A WEAK COLD FRONT
LOOKS TO SLOWLY PUSH INTO NORTHWEST IOWA LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND
TRACK SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE STATE THROUGH THE EVENING HOURS. THIS
FRONT WILL MAINLY BRING INCREASING MID LEVEL CLOUDS BY TONIGHT.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (0-10 PERCENT).
TEMPERATURE.........55 AT IGNITION...MAX 72.
RH..................58 PERCENT AT IGNITION...MIN 26 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....NORTH WINDS 7 TO 10 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1300 FT AGL INCREASING TO 8300 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........NORTH 5 TO 13 MPH.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR TO GOOD (1000-49300 KNOT-FT) INCREASING TO
                    EXCELLENT TO EXCELLENT (63800-76600 KNOT-FT) IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
WIND (20 FT)........WINDS NORTHWEST AT 8 MPH AT
                    IGNITION...OTHERWISE NORTH WINDS 7 TO 10 MPH.

TIME (CDT)      8AM 9AM 10A 11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
SKY (%).........6   3   2   1   1   2   3   3   5   8
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....
TSTM COV........
TEMP............50  55  60  65  67  69  70  71  72  72
RH..............58  51  42  37  33  30  29  27  26  27
20 FT WIND DIR..NW  NW  N   N   N   N   N   N   N   N
20 FT WIND SPD..8   7   7   7   7   8   9   10  10  9
20 FT WIND GUST.10                  10  10      15  10
EYE LVL WND DIR.NW  NW  N   N   N   N   N   N   N   N
EYE LVL WND SPD.6   5   5   5   5   6   6   7   7   6
EYE LVL WND GST.10                  10  10      15  10
MIX HGT (KFT)...1.3 2.3 3.3 4.5 5.7 6.9 7.4 7.8 8.3 8.1
MIXNG WIND DIR..NW  N   N   N   N   N   N   N   N   N
MIXNG WIND SPD..7   9   12  13  13  13  12  12  10  10
HAINES INDEX....4   4   4   4   5   5   5   5   5   5

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (25-35 PERCENT).
TEMPERATURE.........MIN 44.
RH..................MAX 86 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....NORTH WINDS 5 TO 8 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......7900 FT AGL DECREASING TO 300 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD TO EXCELLENT (45700-77900 KNOT-FT)
                    DECREASING TO POOR TO FAIR (0-19600 KNOT-FT) IN
                    THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.
WIND (20 FT)........NORTH WINDS 5 TO 8 MPH.

TIME (CDT)      6 PM   8 PM   10 PM  MIDNGT 2 AM   4 AM
SKY (%).........16     20     20     32     43     42
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE
TSTM COV........
TEMP............70     64     57     54     51     46
RH..............29     40     53     59     66     79
20 FT WIND......N 8    N 6    NE 5   N 5    N 5    NW 6
20 FT WIND GUST.10
EYE LEVEL WIND..N 6    N 4    NE 4   N 4    N 4    NW 4
EYE LVL WND GST.10
MIX HGT (FT)....7900   5200   300    300    300    300
MIXNG WIND......M      M      M      M      M      M
HAINES INDEX....5      5      5      4      4      4

.WEDNESDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).
TEMPERATURE.........MAX 71.
RH..................MIN 30 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....NORTH WINDS 7 TO 13 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........MISSING.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2000 FT AGL INCREASING TO 5400 FT AGL LATE IN
                    THE MORNING...THEN DECREASING TO 1800 FT AGL IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING WINDS........
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR (0 KNOT-FT).
WIND (20 FT)........NORTH WINDS 7 TO 13 MPH.

TIME (CDT)      6 AM      9 AM      NOON      3 PM
SKY (%).........35        24        16        19
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....NONE      NONE      NONE      NONE
TSTM COV........
TEMP............44        53        65        71
RH..............86        66        40        30
20 FT WIND......N 7       N 9G15    N 12G15   N 13G20
EYE LEVEL WIND..N 5       N 6G15    N 9G15    N 9G20
MIX HGT (FT)....300       3700      1800      BLW100
MIXNG WIND......M         M         M         M
HAINES INDEX....M         M         M         M

$$
FORECASTER...PODRAZIK
REQUESTED BY...TOM SMITH
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20150428.WESTS.01/DMX


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