736  
FNUS73 KDMX 071039  
FWSDMX  
 
SPOT FORECAST FOR KITZINGER...USFWS  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DES MOINES IA  
539 AM CDT THU SEP 7 2017  
 
FORECAST IS BASED ON IGNITION TIME OF 0700 CDT ON SEPTEMBER 07.  
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE.  
 
AN INITIAL OBSERVATION AT IGNITION AND A MID BURN OBSERVATION ARE REQUIRED.  
 
PLEASE RELAY THEM TO THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE FOR EACH PRESCRIBED BURN.  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
WINDS WILL BE FROM THE WEST TODAY WITH SLIGHTLY WARMER  
TEMPERATURES THAN ON WEDNESDAY. RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL DROP  
TO 40 TO 45 PERCENT BY MID AFTERNOON WITH NO THREAT OF  
PRECIPITATION.  
   
REST OF TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY (30-40 PERCENT).  
TEMPERATURE.........48 AT IGNITION...MAX 74.  
RH..................77 PERCENT AT IGNITION...MIN 44 PERCENT.  
WIND (20 FT)........WINDS SOUTHWEST AT 3 MPH AT  
IGNITION...OTHERWISE LIGHT WINDS BECOMING WEST  
6 TO 10 MPH IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300 FT AGL AT IGNITION...INCREASING TO 3200-4700  
FT AGL LATE IN THE MORNING AND THEN TO 5800-6200  
FT AGL IN THE AFTERNOON.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 3 TO 12 MPH INCREASING TO 13 TO 17 MPH LATE  
IN THE MORNING.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED  
FIRE GROWTH AT IGNITION...MAX 5.  
 
TIME (CDT) 7AM 8AM 9AM 10A 11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM  
SKY (%).........29 29 28 28 30 34 38 42 46 46 43  
WEATHER COV.....  
WEATHER TYPE....  
TSTM COV........  
TEMP............48 50 56 62 66 69 71 72 73 74 74  
RH..............77 80 72 65 56 49 47 46 44 44 46  
20 FT WIND DIR..SW SW W W W W W W W W W  
20 FT WIND SPD..3 3 6 6 8 8 9 10 10 10 9  
20 FT WIND GUST.5 5 10 10 10 15 15 15 15 15  
MIX HGT (KFT)...0.3 0.8 1.3 1.8 3.2 4.7 6.2 6.0 5.9 5.8 4.1  
MIXNG WIND DIR..SW SW W W W W W W W W W  
MIXNG WIND SPD..3 6 9 12 13 14 15 16 17 17 14  
HAINES INDEX....4 4 4 4 4 5 5 5 5 5 5  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR (15-25 PERCENT).  
TEMPERATURE.........MIN 48.  
RH..................MAX 100 PERCENT.  
WIND (20 FT)........SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 7 MPH UNTIL EARLY MORNING  
BECOMING LIGHT, THEN BECOMING EAST AROUND 5 MPH  
EARLY IN THE MORNING.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......400-2300 FT AGL DECREASING TO 300 FT AGL IN THE  
LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 3 TO 9 MPH.  
HAINES INDEX........4 TO 5 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME  
DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH TO MODERATE POTENTIAL FOR  
LARGE PLUME DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.  
 
TIME (CDT) 6 PM 9 PM MIDNGT 3 AM  
SKY (%).........37 12 2 2  
WEATHER COV.....  
WEATHER TYPE....NONE NONE NONE NONE  
TSTM COV........  
TEMP............73 63 55 53  
RH..............49 67 86 86  
20 FT WIND......W 7G10 SW 5 SW 5 SW 3G5  
MIX HGT (FT)....2300 400 300 300  
MIXNG WIND......SW 9 SW 7 SW 8 W 5  
HAINES INDEX....5 4 4 4  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY (15-25 PERCENT).  
TEMPERATURE.........MAX 73.  
RH..................MIN 53 PERCENT.  
WIND (20 FT)........EAST WINDS 5 TO 12 MPH.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......300-2200 FT AGL INCREASING TO 2500-3100 FT AGL  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST 3 TO 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE EAST 14  
TO 17 MPH IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.  
HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME  
DOMINATED FIRE GROWTH.  
 
TIME (CDT) 6 AM 10 AM 2 PM  
SKY (%).........10 31 9  
WEATHER COV.....  
WEATHER TYPE....NONE NONE NONE  
TSTM COV........  
TEMP............48 61 72  
RH..............96 75 55  
20 FT WIND......E 5 E 9G10 E 12G15  
MIX HGT (FT)....300 1600 2700  
MIXNG WIND......N 3 E 14 E 16  
HAINES INDEX....3 3 3  
 

 
FORECASTER...COGIL  
REQUESTED BY...CHAD LORETH  
TYPE OF REQUEST...PRESCRIBED  
.TAG 1715554.0/DMX  
.EMAIL CHAD_LORETH@FWS.GOV  
 
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