Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Twin Cities, MN

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SPOT FORECAST FOR UNIT 16...U.S. FISH & WILDLIFE SERVICE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
728 AM CDT TUE MAR 31 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1100 CDT ON MARCH 31.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...
WE`RE LOOKING AT A COOL AND DAMP EARLY MORNING...HOWEVER...WE SHOULD
END UP WITH A MOSTLY SUNNY...DRY AND OVERALL PLEASANT AFTERNOON IN
CENTRAL MINNESOTA. THE WINDS WILL TAKE SOME TIME TO ESTABLISH A
A LIGHT NORTHWEST DIRECTION THIS MORNING...BUT THEY SHOULD BE IN
PLACE JUST BEFORE IGNITION TIME AND LAST THROUGH THE AFTERNOON.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
TEMPERATURE.........52 AT IGNITION...MAX 59.
RH..................50 PERCENT AT IGNITION...MIN 33 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........WINDS NORTHWEST AT 9 MPH AT
                    IGNITION.
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE AT IGNITION...MAX 6.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR TO GOOD (1800-38600) INCREASING TO
                    EXCELLENT (74000-110500) LATE IN THE
                    MORNING...THEN DECREASING TO FAIR TO GOOD
                    (21000-48100) LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-800 FT AGL INCREASING TO 2300-3800 FT AGL
                    LATE IN THE MORNING...THEN INCREASING TO
                    3900-5400 FT AGL IN THE AFTERNOON DECREASING TO
                    2300 FT AGL LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 8 TO 16 MPH INCREASING TO 18 TO 24
                    MPH IN THE LATE MORNING AND EARLY
                    AFTERNOON...THEN DECREASING TO 10 TO 14 MPH
                    LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.

TIME (CDT)      10 AM  NOON   2 PM   4 PM   6 PM   8 PM
SKY COVER.......MCLEAR MCLEAR MCLEAR PCLDY  PCLDY  PCLDY
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE
TSTM COV........
TEMP............43     52     58     59     56     52
RH..............67     50     37     33     37     43
20 FT WIND......NW 7   NW 7   NW 8   NW 6   NW 5   N 2
20 FT WIND GUST.15     15     15     10            5
HAINES INDEX....5      5      5      5      6      6

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.
TEMPERATURE.........MIN 40.
RH..................MAX 79 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH EARLY IN THE EVENING
                    BECOMING LIGHT...THEN BECOMING SOUTHEAST 5 TO 8
                    MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR (1300-4800).
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-700 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 6 TO 7 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST 6 TO
                    13 MPH EARLY IN THE EVENING...THEN INCREASING
                    TO 16 TO 22 MPH EARLY IN THE MORNING.

.WEDNESDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF
                    PRECIPITATION 30 PERCENT.
TEMPERATURE.........MAX 71.
RH..................MIN 42 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS 14 TO 19 MPH WITH GUSTS TO
                    AROUND 30 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED
                    NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........3 TO 4 OR OR VERY LOW TO OR LOW.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR TO GOOD (5800-43300) INCREASING TO
                    EXCELLENT (64100-106300) LATE IN THE
                    MORNING...THEN INCREASING TO EXCELLENT
                    (147500-183200) EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON
                    INCREASING TO EXCELLENT (207600) LATE IN THE
                    AFTERNOON DECREASING TO EXCELLENT
                    (106200-155300).
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-1800 FT AGL INCREASING TO 4300-5900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST 26 TO 31 MPH INCREASING TO SOUTH 36
                    TO 45 MPH EARLY IN THE MORNING...THEN SHIFTING
                    TO THE SOUTHWEST 29 TO 35 MPH LATE IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.

$$
FORECASTER...FRANKS
REQUESTED BY...BOB BENGSON
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20150331.UNIT1.01/MPX



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