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
336 PM EDT WED APR 22 2015

...CONTINUED COLD WITH A FEW SNOW SHOWERS...

.DISCUSSION...
COLD WEATHER WILL CONTINUE THROUGH FRIDAY MORNING BUT THE SNOW
SHOWERS WILL BE WINDING DOWN BY THURSDAY AFTERNOON. BELOW NORMAL
TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE INTO NEXT WEEK BUT NO SIGNIFICANT
PRECIPITATION IS EXPECTED.

MIZ037>039-043>045-230815-
MASON-LAKE-OSCEOLA-OCEANA-NEWAYGO-MECOSTA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LUDINGTON...BALDWIN...REED CITY...HART...
FREMONT...BIG RAPIDS
336 PM EDT WED APR 22 2015

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT). SCATTERED SNOW
                    SHOWERS UNTIL 0200...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
                    SNOW SHOWERS.
CHANCE OF PCPN......30 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....25-30.
   24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES COOLER.
MAX HUMIDITY........73-78 PERCENT NEAR LAKE MICHIGAN AND 87-92
                    PERCENT INLAND.
   24 HR TREND......16 PERCENT DRIER NEAR LAKE MICHIGAN AND
                    UNCHANGED INLAND.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...NORTHWEST WINDS 8 TO 13 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......5800-6300 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...1200-1400 (EXCELLENT).
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE TO 0.04 IN.

.THURSDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (55-65 PERCENT) UNTIL 1900...THEN
                    SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT). CHANCE OF SNOW SHOWERS.
CHANCE OF PCPN......30 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....38-43.
   24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.
MIN HUMIDITY........48-53 PERCENT NEAR LAKE MICHIGAN AND 39-44
                    PERCENT INLAND.
   24 HR TREND......
   24 HR TREND......7 PERCENT DRIER.
   24 HR TREND......
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...NORTHWEST WINDS 11 TO 16 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......5100-5600 FT AGL NEAR LAKE MICHIGAN AND
                    6000-6500 FT AGL INLAND.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...1300-1400 (EXCELLENT).
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (20-30 PERCENT).
MIN TEMPERATURE.....21-26.
   24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES COOLER.
MAX HUMIDITY........91-96 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
                    LIGHT.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......NEAR LAKE MICHIGAN...1200-1700 FT AGL.
MIXING HEIGHT.......INLAND...4200-4700 FT AGL DECREASING TO
                    1100-1600 FT AGL OVERNIGHT.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH
                    OVERNIGHT.
VENTILATION INDEX...900 (EXCELLENT) DECREASING TO 100 (POOR)
                    OVERNIGHT.
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT).
MAX TEMPERATURE.....45-50.
   24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES WARMER.
MIN HUMIDITY........29-34 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......13 PERCENT DRIER.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...LIGHT WINDS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND 8 MPH IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......2600-3100 FT AGL NEAR LAKE MICHIGAN AND
                    3500-4000 FT AGL INLAND.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...800-900 (EXCELLENT).
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE.


$$

MIZ040-046-230815-
CLARE-ISABELLA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CLARE...MOUNT PLEASANT
336 PM EDT WED APR 22 2015

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (75-85 PERCENT). SCATTERED SNOW
                    SHOWERS UNTIL 0200...THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF
                    SNOW SHOWERS.
CHANCE OF PCPN......40 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 27.
   24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES COOLER.
MAX HUMIDITY........91-96 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...NORTHWEST WINDS 9 TO 14 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......6700-7200 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 25 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...1900 (EXCELLENT) DECREASING TO 1400 (EXCELLENT)
                    OVERNIGHT.
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE TO 0.04 IN.

.THURSDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT) UNTIL 1500...THEN
                    MOSTLY SUNNY (35-45 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE OF
                    SNOW SHOWERS.
CHANCE OF PCPN......20 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....38-43.
   24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.
MIN HUMIDITY........36-41 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......9 PERCENT DRIER.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...NORTHWEST WINDS 12 TO 17 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......7100-7600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...1400-1600 (EXCELLENT).
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (20-30 PERCENT).
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 23.
   24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES COOLER.
MAX HUMIDITY........87-92 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 7 MPH IN THE EVENING
                    BECOMING LIGHT.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......5700-6200 FT AGL DECREASING TO 1600-2100 FT AGL
                    OVERNIGHT.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 10 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...1400 (EXCELLENT) DECREASING TO 300 (GOOD)
                    OVERNIGHT.
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 49.
   24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES WARMER.
MIN HUMIDITY........29-34 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT DRIER.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...NORTHWEST WINDS 6 TO 11 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3900-4400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...900-1200 (EXCELLENT).
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE.


$$

MIZ050-056-064-071-230815-
MUSKEGON-OTTAWA-ALLEGAN-VAN BUREN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MUSKEGON...JENISON...HOLLAND...SOUTH HAVEN
336 PM EDT WED APR 22 2015

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT) UNTIL 0600...THEN
                    PARTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT). SCATTERED SNOW
                    SHOWERS UNTIL 0200. PATCHY FROST AFTER 0200.
CHANCE OF PCPN......30 PERCENT IN THE EVENING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 31.
   24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES COOLER.
MAX HUMIDITY........87-92 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......2 PERCENT WETTER.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......4300-4800 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...900-1200 (EXCELLENT).
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE TO 0.01 IN.

.THURSDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (55-65 PERCENT) UNTIL 1600...THEN
                    SUNNY (10-20 PERCENT).
MAX TEMPERATURE.....42-47.
   24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES WARMER.
MIN HUMIDITY........39-44 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......7 PERCENT DRIER.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...NORTHWEST WINDS 11 TO 16 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......5300-5800 FT AGL NEAR LAKE MICHIGAN AND
                    6000-6500 FT AGL INLAND.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...1500-1600 (EXCELLENT).
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20 PERCENT). AREAS OF FROST
                    AFTER 0200.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 28.
   24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES COOLER.
MAX HUMIDITY........87-92 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT DRIER.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH IN THE EVENING
                    BECOMING LIGHT.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......NEAR LAKE MICHIGAN...1300-1800 FT AGL.
MIXING HEIGHT.......INLAND...2500-3000 FT AGL DECREASING TO 200-700
                    FT AGL OVERNIGHT.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 5 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...0-300 (POOR TO GOOD).
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (30-40 PERCENT).
MAX TEMPERATURE.....48-53.
   24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES WARMER.
MIN HUMIDITY........27-32 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......11 PERCENT DRIER.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...LIGHT WINDS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND 7 MPH IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......3400-3900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...600 (EXCELLENT).
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE.


$$

MIZ051-052-057>059-230815-
MONTCALM-GRATIOT-KENT-IONIA-CLINTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GREENVILLE...ALMA...GRAND RAPIDS...IONIA...
ST. JOHNS
336 PM EDT WED APR 22 2015

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT) UNTIL 0400...THEN
                    PARTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT) UNTIL 0500...THEN
                    MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT). SCATTERED SNOW
                    SHOWERS UNTIL 0200. PATCHY FROST AFTER 0200.
CHANCE OF PCPN......30 PERCENT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 29.
   24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES COOLER.
MAX HUMIDITY........87-92 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...WEST WINDS 7 TO 12 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......5400-5900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...900-1200 (EXCELLENT).
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE TO 0.01 IN.

.THURSDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT) UNTIL 1400...THEN
                    MOSTLY SUNNY (30-40 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE OF
                    SNOW SHOWERS.
CHANCE OF PCPN......20 PERCENT.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 42.
   24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.
MIN HUMIDITY........38-43 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......9 PERCENT DRIER.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...NORTHWEST WINDS 13 TO 18 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......7100-7600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...1500-1600 (EXCELLENT).
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20 PERCENT). AREAS OF FROST
                    AFTER 0200.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 26.
   24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES COOLER.
MAX HUMIDITY........87-92 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...WEST WINDS AROUND 7 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
                    LIGHT.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......5800-6300 FT AGL DECREASING TO 600-1100 FT AGL
                    OVERNIGHT.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...1200 (EXCELLENT) DECREASING TO 100 (POOR)
                    OVERNIGHT.
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT).
MAX TEMPERATURE.....47-52.
   24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES WARMER.
MIN HUMIDITY........27-32 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......8 PERCENT DRIER.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...LIGHT WINDS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND 8 MPH IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......4300-4800 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...1000 (EXCELLENT).
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE.


$$

MIZ065>067-072>074-230815-
BARRY-EATON-INGHAM-KALAMAZOO-CALHOUN-JACKSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HASTINGS...CHARLOTTE...LANSING...
KALAMAZOO...BATTLE CREEK...JACKSON
336 PM EDT WED APR 22 2015

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT). SCATTERED SNOW
                    SHOWERS UNTIL 0200. PATCHY FROST AFTER 0200.
CHANCE OF PCPN......30 PERCENT IN THE EVENING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 30.
   24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES COOLER.
MAX HUMIDITY........87-92 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...WEST WINDS 7 TO 12 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......4500-5000 FT AGL DECREASING TO 2100-2600 FT AGL
                    OVERNIGHT.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 20 MPH DECREASING TO AROUND 10 MPH
                    OVERNIGHT.
VENTILATION INDEX...1300 (EXCELLENT) DECREASING TO 400 (GOOD)
                    OVERNIGHT.
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE.

.THURSDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (50-60 PERCENT) UNTIL 1700...THEN
                    SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).
MAX TEMPERATURE.....42-47.
   24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES WARMER.
MIN HUMIDITY........36-41 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......9 PERCENT DRIER.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...NORTHWEST WINDS 14 TO 19 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
                    AROUND 27 MPH.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......6500-7000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...1600-1800 (EXCELLENT).
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE.

.THURSDAY NIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (10-20 PERCENT). AREAS OF FROST
                    AFTER 0200.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 27.
   24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES COOLER.
MAX HUMIDITY........83-88 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......13 PERCENT DRIER.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...WEST WINDS AROUND 7 MPH IN THE EVENING BECOMING
                    LIGHT.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......5000-5500 FT AGL DECREASING TO 100-600 FT AGL
                    OVERNIGHT.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 5 TO 10 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...1200 (EXCELLENT) DECREASING TO 0 (POOR)
                    OVERNIGHT.
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE.

.FRIDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (25-35 PERCENT).
MAX TEMPERATURE.....48-53.
   24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES WARMER.
MIN HUMIDITY........27-32 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......8 PERCENT DRIER.
WIND(20FT/10-MIN)...LIGHT WINDS BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND 8 MPH IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......4200-4700 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.
VENTILATION INDEX...900-1000 (EXCELLENT).
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE.


$$


.FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...

.FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 30. NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO
9 MPH.
.SATURDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. EAST WINDS 6 TO
11 MPH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S. NORTHEAST
WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 30S. NORTH WINDS 5 TO
10 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S. NORTH WINDS 6 TO
11 MPH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 30S.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 50S.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS AROUND
40.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 50S.

$$

OSTUNO




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