Suppression Forecast
Issued by NWS Hastings, NE

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SPOT FORECAST FOR FUNK RX...USFWS
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
650 AM CDT THU APR 23 2015

FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 1000 CDT ON APRIL 23.
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL
WEATHER SERVICE.

.DISCUSSION...THE REGION WILL REMAIN BETWEEN HIGH PRESSURE TO THE
EAST AND LOW PRESSURE TO THE WEST. THIS WILL MAINTAIN SE WINDS OVER
THE BURN SITE TODAY. WINDS WILL INCREASE AND GUST UP TO 25 MPH AT
TIMES...POSSIBLY RESULTING IN EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR AT TIMES. CLOUDS
WILL MOVE IN TODAY. THIS WILL LIMIT THE HIGH TEMPERATURE AND WHEN
COMBINED WITH INCREASING DEWPOINTS...THE MINIMUM HUMIDITY LEVEL WILL
ONLY DROP TO AROUND 55%. WITH A RELATIVELY COOL AIR MASS IN PLACE...
MIXING HEIGHTS WILL REMAIN FAIRLY LOW TODAY. HOWEVER...DECENT WINDS
WILL RESULT IN EXCELLENT SMOKE DISPERSAL.

IN CASE THE BURN IS NOT COMPLETED TODAY...RAIN IS A POSSIBILITY
TONIGHT. THIS WILL MOISTEN FUELS THAT HAVE NOT GREENED-UP YET.

.TODAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (45-55 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                    MOSTLY CLOUDY (75-85 PERCENT).
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 58.
MIN HUMIDITY........55 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHEAST WINDS 7 TO 14 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH
                    EARLY IN THE MORNING.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-1700 FT AGL INCREASING TO 2400-3700 FT AGL
                    IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 9 TO 18 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST 16
                    TO 22 MPH IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.

TIME (CDT)      11 AM  1 PM   3 PM   5 PM
SKY (%).........64     80     83     86
WEATHER COV.....
WEATHER TYPE....NONE   NONE   NONE   NONE
TSTM COV........
TEMP............49     53     56     57
RH..............58     57     55     55
20 FT WIND......S 10   S 11   S 11   S 11
20 FT WIND GUST.20     25     25     25
HAINES INDEX....3      3      3      3

.TONIGHT...

SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY (90-100 PERCENT). SLIGHT CHANCE OF
                    SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE EVENING.
                    CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE IN THE
                    EVENING. AREAS OF FOG EARLY IN THE MORNING.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 49.
MAX HUMIDITY........96 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 14 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25
                    MPH UNTIL EARLY MORNING. GUSTY AND ERRATIC
                    WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE
                    EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.
HAINES INDEX........2 TO 3 OR OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......800-2500 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 17 TO 25 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST 10
                    TO 15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.

TIME (CDT)      7 PM   9 PM   11 PM  1 AM   3 AM   5 AM
SKY (%).........89     92     97     100    100    100
WEATHER COV.....              S CHC  CHANCE CHANCE CHANCE
WEATHER TYPE....NONE   NONE   RNSHWR RNSHWR RNSHWR RN/FG
TSTM COV........              S CHC  CHANCE CHANCE CHANCE
TEMP............57     54     52     51     51     50
RH..............57     61     69     80     83     89
20 FT WIND......SE 11  SE 10  SE 10  SE 9   SE 8   SE 8
20 FT WIND GUST.25     25     25     20     15     15
HAINES INDEX....3      3      3      2      3      3

.FRIDAY...

SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT) THEN BECOMING
                    PARTLY SUNNY (45-55 PERCENT). AREAS OF FOG
                    EARLY IN THE MORNING. CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING...THEN SLIGHT
                    CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 64.
MIN HUMIDITY........60 PERCENT.
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHEAST WINDS 8 TO 10 MPH. GUSTY AND ERRATIC
                    WINDS EXPECTED NEAR THUNDERSTORMS EARLY IN THE
                    MORNING. GUSTY AND ERRATIC WINDS EXPECTED NEAR
                    THUNDERSTORMS IN THE LATE MORNING AND
                    AFTERNOON.
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME
                    DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.
MIXING HEIGHT.......900-2800 FT AGL INCREASING TO 3800-4800 FT AGL
                    EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST 6 TO 9 MPH.

TIME (CDT)      7 AM   9 AM   11 AM  1 PM   3 PM   5 PM
SKY (%).........100    96     88     70     52     49
WEATHER COV.....CHANCE CHANCE CHANCE S CHC  S CHC  S CHC
WEATHER TYPE....RN/FG  RN/FG  RNSHWR RNSHWR RNSHWR RNSHWR
TSTM COV........CHANCE CHANCE ISOLTD ISOLTD ISOLTD ISOLTD
TEMP............49     50     53     58     62     64
RH..............89     89     83     75     65     60
20 FT WIND......SE 8   S 7    S 6    S 6    SE 6   SE 7
20 FT WIND GUST.15     15     15     15     15     15
HAINES INDEX....3      3      3      3      3      3

$$
FORECASTER...JEFF HALBLAUB
REQUESTED BY...ANDREW SCHELL
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED
.TAG 20150423.FUNKR.01/GID


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