Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Quad Cities, IA IL

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SPOT FORECAST FOR CEDAR BOTTOMS...IOWA DNR
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE QUAD CITIES IA IL
834 AM CDT FRI APR 24 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1030 CDT ON APRIL 24.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER
SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...
HUMIDIY WILL SLOWLY INCREASE TODAY ALONG WITH RAIN CHANCES
AS DEVELOPING STORM SYSTEM APPROACHES FROM THE PLAINS. WIDESPREAD
RAIN IS EXPECTED TONIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY AS LOW PRESSURE PASSES
TO THE SOUTH. THIS WILL ALSO RESULT IN BRISK EAST TO SOUTHEAST
WINDS TODAY AND TONIGHT...WHICH WILL BACK TO THE EAST AND THEN TO THE
NORTHEAST ON SATURDAY.

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX -GFDI- DOES NOT ACCOUNT FOR
PRECIPITATION THAT OCCURS OR ANY SNOW ON THE GROUND. PLEASE
MAKE APPROPRIATE ADJUSTMENTS.


.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE OF
                    RAIN SHOWERS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF
                    RAIN SHOWERS EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. ISOLATED
                    THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
TEMPERATURE.........55 AT IGNITION...MAX 58.
RH..................41 PERCENT AT IGNITION...MIN 40 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....SOUTHEAST WINDS 7 TO 16 MPH.
WIND SHIFT..........NONE
CWR.................20 PERCENT INCREASING TO 50 PERCENT.
LAL.................LOW IN ISOLATED STORMS
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED
                    FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......100-1500 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST 5 TO 13 MPH INCREASING TO 15 TO 24
                    MPH IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.

TIME (CDT)      11 AM  1 PM   3 PM   5 PM
SKY COVER.......MCLDY  MCLDY  CLOUDY CLOUDY
WEATHER COV.....       S CHC  CHANCE CHANCE
WEATHER TYPE....NONE   RNSHWR RNSHWR RNSHWR
TEMP............54     56     58     57
RH..............40     42     40     45
EYE LEVEL WIND..SE 11  SE 11  SE 11  SE 11
EYE LVL WND GST.20     20     20     20
MIX HGT (FT)....700    800    1300   1500
TRANSPORT WIND..SE 16  SE 16  SE 22  SE 23
HAINES INDEX....3      2      3      3

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY (90-100 PERCENT). ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS
                    EARLY IN THE EVENING. SCATTERED RAIN SHOWERS IN
                    THE EVENING...THEN RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
TEMPERATURE.........MIN 45.
RH..................MAX 96 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....EAST WINDS 15 TO 16 MPH.
WIND SHIFT..........NONE
CWR.................50 PERCENT INCREASING TO 90 PERCENT AFTER
                    MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................LOW IN ISOLATED STORMS.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST 16 TO 21 MPH.

.SATURDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY (95-100 PERCENT). RAIN THROUGH THE DAY.
                    ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING.
TEMPERATURE.........MAX 52.
RH..................MIN 86 PERCENT.
EYE LEVEL WINDS.....NORTHEAST WINDS 14 TO 17 MPH.
WIND SHIFT..........NONE.
CWR.................90 PERCENT DECREASING TO 80 PERCENT IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
LAL.................LOW IN ISOLATED STORMS
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......1100-2200 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST 18 TO 25 MPH INCREASING TO 28 TO 32 MPH
                    EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON.

$$
FORECASTER...COUSINS
REQUESTED BY...ANDY ROBBINS - NRB
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20150424.CEDAR.01/DVN


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