Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Des Moines, IA

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SPOT FORECAST FOR BLUE-WING...USFWS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA
759 AM CDT THU APR 30 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1000 CDT ON APRIL 30.
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...

WINDS WILL BE PRIMARILY LIGHT TODAY WITH HIGH PRESSURE...GENERALLY
FROM THE NORTH TO EAST THOUGH WILL SHIFT TO THE SOUTH TONIGHT. SOME
DRIER DEWPOINTS MAY MIX DOWN THIS AFTERNOON...WITH RELATIVE HUMIDITIES
DROPPING INTO THE 20 TO 30 PERCENT RANGE. BOUNDARY WILL BRING
CHANCES FOR BY RAIN FRIDAY MORNING.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (5-15 PERCENT).
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 72.
MIN HUMIDITY........24 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH EARLY IN THE
                    MORNING BECOMING LIGHT...THEN BECOMING EAST 5
                    TO 7 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300 FT AGL INCREASING TO 8700 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........WEST AROUND 2 MPH SHIFTING TO THE EAST 1 TO 6
                    MPH IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR TO GOOD (300-37100 KNOT-FT).
WIND (20 FT)........NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH EARLY IN THE
                    MORNING BECOMING LIGHT...THEN BECOMING EAST 5
                    TO 7 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

TIME (CDT)      11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM
SKY (%).........11  14  15  13  8   6   6
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....
TSTM COV........
TEMP............58  62  66  68  70  71  71
RH..............39  33  29  27  24  24  25
20 FT WIND DIR..SE  SE  E   E   E   E   E
20 FT WIND SPD..3   3   5   6   6   7   7
20 FT WIND GUST.5   5
EYE LVL WND DIR.SE  SE  E   E   E   E   E
EYE LVL WND SPD.2   2   4   4   4   5   5
EYE LVL WND GST.5   5
MIX HGT (KFT)...2.5 4.7 6.9 7.5 8.1 8.7 8.4
MIXNG WIND DIR..E   E   NE  NE  E   E   E
MIXNG WIND SPD..2   5   6   6   5   5   5
HAINES INDEX....4   5   5   5   5   5   5

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (20-30 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                    MOSTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT).
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 46.
MAX HUMIDITY........79 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....SOUTH WINDS 7 TO 10 MPH.

TIME (CDT)      6 PM   8 PM   10 PM  MIDNGT 2 AM   4 AM
SKY (%).........7      10     9      17     25     43
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE
TSTM COV........
TEMP............70     65     57     53     51     48
RH..............25     35     49     59     63     74
EYE LEVEL WIND..SE 6   SE 6   SE 6   SE 6   S 6    S 6
EYE LVL WND GST.10     10     10     15     15     15

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (55-65 PERCENT). CHANCE OF RAIN
                    SHOWERS IN THE MORNING.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 72.
MIN HUMIDITY........42 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....SOUTHWEST WINDS 9 TO 15 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1800 FT AGL INCREASING TO 5600 FT AGL.
MIXING WINDS........SOUTHWEST 7 TO 16 MPH INCREASING TO 21 TO 28
                    MPH IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR TO GOOD (1500-37100 KNOT-FT) INCREASING TO
                    EXCELLENT TO EXCELLENT (116100-129800 KNOT-FT).
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS 9 TO 15 MPH.

TIME (CDT)      6 AM      9 AM      NOON      3 PM
SKY (%).........67        79        79        55
WEATHER COV.....          CHANCE    CHANCE    S CHC
WEATHER TYPE....NONE      RNSHWR    RNSHWR    RNSHWR
TSTM COV........
TEMP............46        51        59        67
RH..............79        71        62        49
20 FT WIND......S 9G15    SW 12G15  SW 15G20  SW 14G20
EYE LEVEL WIND..S 6G15    SW 9G15   SW 11G20  SW 10G20
MIX HGT (FT)....300       700       2700      5000
MIXNG WIND......S 7       SW 16     SW 25     SW 28
HAINES INDEX....4         4         3         2

$$
FORECASTER...AWB
REQUESTED BY...BLAKE KNISLEY
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20150430.BLUEW.01/DMX


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