Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
Issued by NWS Grand Rapids, MI

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SOUTHWEST LOWER MICHIGAN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI
ISSUED BY NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
315 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

...WET CONDITIONS FOR THURSDAY...

.DISCUSSION...SHOWERS AND FEW THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED
THURSDAY...AS A COLD FRONT SWEEPS THROUGH LOWER MICHIGAN.
MODERATE RAINFALL AND GUSTY WINDS AT TIMES WILL BE POSSIBLE WITH
STORMS ON THURSDAY. COOLER AIR FILTERS BACK IN THURSDAY NIGHT
BEHIND THE FRONT. RAIN AND SNOW CHANCES WILL RETURN FRIDAY INTO
FRIDAY NIGHT. HIGHS IN THE 40S TO AROUND 50 DEGREES ARE EXPECTED
FRIDAY THROUGH SUNDAY.

MIZ037>039-043>045-020915-
MASON-LAKE-OSCEOLA-OCEANA-NEWAYGO-MECOSTA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LUDINGTON...BALDWIN...REED CITY...HART...
FREMONT...BIG RAPIDS
315 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT) UNTIL 0600...THEN
                    MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT). CHANCE OF RAIN
                    AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 0200.
CHANCE OF PCPN......30 PERCENT OVERNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....42-47.
   24 HR TREND......21 DEGREES WARMER.
MAX HUMIDITY........91-96 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......26 PERCENT DRIER.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...SOUTH WINDS 12 TO 17 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-500 FT AGL NEAR LAKE MICHIGAN AND 1700-2200
                    FT AGL INLAND.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...200-400 (FAIR TO GOOD).
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE TO 0.10 IN.

.THURSDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (55-65 PERCENT). RAIN SHOWERS AND
                    A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
CHANCE OF PCPN......80 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....56-61.
   24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.
MIN HUMIDITY........55-60 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......22 PERCENT WETTER.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...WEST WINDS 9 TO 14 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......600-1100 FT AGL NEAR LAKE MICHIGAN AND
                    2400-2900 FT AGL INLAND.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH BECOMING WEST AROUND 10
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
VENTILATION INDEX...400 (GOOD).
PCPN AMOUNT.........0.25-0.38 IN.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40 PERCENT).
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 35.
   24 HR TREND......13 DEGREES COOLER.
MAX HUMIDITY........84-89 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......5 PERCENT WETTER.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...WEST WINDS 5 TO 9 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-200 FT AGL NEAR LAKE MICHIGAN AND 1100-1600
                    FT AGL INLAND.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 5 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...0-100 (POOR TO POOR).
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE TO 0.01 IN.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (50-60 PERCENT).
MAX TEMPERATURE.....42-47.
   24 HR TREND......19 DEGREES COOLER.
MIN HUMIDITY........44-49 PERCENT NEAR LAKE MICHIGAN AND 35-40
                    PERCENT INLAND.
   24 HR TREND......13 PERCENT DRIER NEAR LAKE MICHIGAN AND 20
                    PERCENT DRIER INLAND.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...NORTH WINDS 9 TO 14 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3000-3500 FT AGL NEAR LAKE MICHIGAN AND
                    4200-4700 FT AGL INLAND.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 15 TO 20 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...800 (EXCELLENT).
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE TO 0.06 IN.


$$

MIZ040-046-020915-
CLARE-ISABELLA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLARE...MOUNT PLEASANT
315 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT) UNTIL 0700...THEN
                    MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE OF
                    RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 0200.
CHANCE OF PCPN......20 PERCENT OVERNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....41-46.
   24 HR TREND......14 DEGREES WARMER.
MAX HUMIDITY........91-96 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......21 PERCENT DRIER.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...SOUTH WINDS 9 TO 14 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......900-1400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 10 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...100-200 (POOR TO FAIR).
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE TO 0.05 IN.

.THURSDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT) UNTIL 1900...THEN
                    MOSTLY SUNNY (40-50 PERCENT). RAIN SHOWERS AND
                    A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
CHANCE OF PCPN......80 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 61.
   24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES WARMER.
MIN HUMIDITY........59-64 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......21 PERCENT WETTER.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2800-3300 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH SHIFTING TO THE WEST IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
VENTILATION INDEX...600-700 (EXCELLENT).
PCPN AMOUNT.........0.26-0.33 IN.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40 PERCENT).
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 36.
   24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES COOLER.
MAX HUMIDITY........84-89 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT WETTER.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...WEST WINDS 5 TO 9 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1600-2100 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 5 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...100-200 (POOR TO FAIR).
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE TO 0.01 IN.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (50-60 PERCENT).
MAX TEMPERATURE.....42-47.
   24 HR TREND......15 DEGREES COOLER.
MIN HUMIDITY........35-40 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......27 PERCENT DRIER.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...NORTHWEST WINDS 8 TO 13 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3900-4400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...600-700 (EXCELLENT).
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE TO 0.05 IN.


$$

MIZ050-056-064-071-020915-
MUSKEGON-OTTAWA-ALLEGAN-VAN BUREN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MUSKEGON...JENISON...HOLLAND...SOUTH HAVEN
315 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE OF
                    RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 0200.
CHANCE OF PCPN......20 PERCENT OVERNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....43-48.
   24 HR TREND......20 DEGREES WARMER.
MAX HUMIDITY........81-86 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......31 PERCENT DRIER.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...SOUTH WINDS 14 TO 19 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......500-1000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...100 (POOR).
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE TO 0.09 IN.

.THURSDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (60-70 PERCENT). RAIN SHOWERS AND
                    A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
CHANCE OF PCPN......80 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....60-65.
   24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.
MIN HUMIDITY........54-59 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......17 PERCENT WETTER.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...SOUTHWEST WINDS 11 TO 16 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......400-900 FT AGL NEAR LAKE MICHIGAN AND 1900-2400
                    FT AGL INLAND.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH BECOMING WEST AROUND 10
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
VENTILATION INDEX...300 (GOOD).
PCPN AMOUNT.........0.30-0.43 IN.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT).
MIN TEMPERATURE.....34-39.
   24 HR TREND......14 DEGREES COOLER.
MAX HUMIDITY........81-86 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......13 PERCENT WETTER.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...WEST WINDS 5 TO 8 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-800 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 5 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...0-100 (POOR TO POOR).
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE TO 0.02 IN.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (60-70 PERCENT). CHANCE OF RAIN
                    SHOWERS.
CHANCE OF PCPN......40 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....45-50.
   24 HR TREND......15 DEGREES COOLER.
MIN HUMIDITY........36-41 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......8 PERCENT DRIER.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...NORTH WINDS 8 TO 13 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3300-3800 FT AGL NEAR LAKE MICHIGAN AND
                    5800-6300 FT AGL INLAND.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 20
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
VENTILATION INDEX...900 (EXCELLENT) INCREASING TO 1400 (EXCELLENT)
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.
PCPN AMOUNT.........0.04-0.16 IN.


$$

MIZ051-052-057>059-020915-
MONTCALM-GRATIOT-KENT-IONIA-CLINTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GREENVILLE...ALMA...GRAND RAPIDS...IONIA...
ST. JOHNS
315 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE OF
                    RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS AFTER 0200.
CHANCE OF PCPN......20 PERCENT OVERNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....45-50.
   24 HR TREND......21 DEGREES WARMER.
MAX HUMIDITY........75-80 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......29 PERCENT DRIER.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...SOUTH WINDS 12 TO 17 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...0-100 (POOR TO POOR).
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE TO 0.05 IN.

.THURSDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT). RAIN SHOWERS AND
                    A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
CHANCE OF PCPN......80 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....61-66.
   24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.
MIN HUMIDITY........57-62 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......22 PERCENT WETTER.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...SOUTHWEST WINDS 12 TO 17 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2800-3300 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...600 (EXCELLENT).
PCPN AMOUNT.........0.30-0.39 IN.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT).
MIN TEMPERATURE.....35-40.
   24 HR TREND......11 DEGREES COOLER.
MAX HUMIDITY........81-86 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......11 PERCENT WETTER.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...WEST WINDS 5 TO 9 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1000-1500 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...0-100 (POOR TO POOR).
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE TO 0.02 IN.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (60-70 PERCENT). CHANCE OF RAIN
                    SHOWERS.
CHANCE OF PCPN......40 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 48.
   24 HR TREND......14 DEGREES COOLER.
MIN HUMIDITY........38-43 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......19 PERCENT DRIER.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...NORTHWEST WINDS 8 TO 13 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......6400-6900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 20
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
VENTILATION INDEX...900-1300 (EXCELLENT).
PCPN AMOUNT.........0.05-0.11 IN.


$$

MIZ065>067-072>074-020915-
BARRY-EATON-INGHAM-KALAMAZOO-CALHOUN-JACKSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HASTINGS...CHARLOTTE...LANSING...
KALAMAZOO...BATTLE CREEK...JACKSON
315 PM EDT WED APR 1 2015

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (30-40 PERCENT).
MIN TEMPERATURE.....43-48.
   24 HR TREND......17 DEGREES WARMER.
MAX HUMIDITY........69-74 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......30 PERCENT DRIER.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...SOUTH WINDS 12 TO 17 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-500 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...100 (POOR).
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE TO 0.02 IN.

.THURSDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (60-70 PERCENT) UNTIL 1300...THEN
                    MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT). RAIN SHOWERS AND
                    A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.
CHANCE OF PCPN......90 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 65.
   24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES WARMER.
MIN HUMIDITY........56-61 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......20 PERCENT WETTER.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...SOUTHWEST WINDS 13 TO 18 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2300-2800 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...600-700 (EXCELLENT).
PCPN AMOUNT.........0.33-0.44 IN.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (50-60 PERCENT).
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 40.
   24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES COOLER.
MAX HUMIDITY........84-89 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......16 PERCENT WETTER.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...WEST WINDS 5 TO 8 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1000-1500 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...100 (POOR).
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE TO 0.06 IN.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (65-75 PERCENT). CHANCE OF RAIN
                    SHOWERS.
CHANCE OF PCPN......50 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 50.
   24 HR TREND......15 DEGREES COOLER.
MIN HUMIDITY........46-51 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT DRIER.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...NORTHWEST WINDS 7 TO 12 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......6500-7000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST
                    AROUND 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
VENTILATION INDEX...1000 (EXCELLENT) INCREASING TO 1500 (EXCELLENT)
                    IN THE AFTERNOON.
PCPN AMOUNT.........0.09-0.17 IN.


$$


.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...

.FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE
EVENING...THEN A CHANCE OF SNOW OVERNIGHT. LOWS IN THE MID 20S.
NORTHWEST WINDS 7 TO 12 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 40S. WEST WINDS 7 TO
12 MPH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW AND RAIN. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 20S. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS. HIGHS
IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE EAST
IN THE AFTERNOON.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS
IN THE UPPER 20S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 9 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS UNTIL
MIDDAY...THEN A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS
IN THE UPPER 40S. EAST WINDS 6 TO 11 MPH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE
MID 30S.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 40S.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID
30S.
.WEDNESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE MID
40S.



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