789  
FNUS73 KMPX 301251  
FWSMPX  
 
SPOT FORECAST FOR RUSTAD...USFWS  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN  
751 AM CDT SUN APR 30 2017  
 
FORECAST IS BASED ON REQUEST TIME OF 0800 CDT ON APRIL 30.  
IF CONDITIONS BECOME UNREPRESENTATIVE...CONTACT THE NATIONAL WEATHER  
SERVICE.  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
A STORM SYSTEM ACROSS THE CENTRAL PLAINS WILL MOVE NORTHEAST TODAY.  
BANDS OF LIGHT TO MODERATE RAINFALL WILL BEGIN ACROSS WEST CENTRAL  
MINNESOTA THIS AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST WILL LIKELY OCCUR THIS EVENING,  
AND ON MONDAY. A PERSISTENT NORTHEAST WIND WILL CONTINUE WITH STRONGER  
WINDS DEVELOPING LATER TODAY.  
   
REST OF TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY IN THE  
AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF RAIN 30 PERCENT.  
TEMPERATURE.........45 AT REQUEST...MAX 51.  
RH..................42 PERCENT AT REQUEST...MIN 29 PERCENT.  
WIND (20 FT)........WINDS NORTHEAST AT 8 MPH AT REQUEST...OTHERWISE  
NORTHEAST WINDS 9 TO 14 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30  
MPH.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......2000 FT AGL AT REQUEST...OTHERWISE 2000-3500 FT  
AGL INCREASING TO 3600-4500 FT AGL LATE IN THE  
MORNING.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST 17 TO 25 MPH INCREASING TO 28 TO 32  
MPH EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON.  
MIXING WINDS........NORTHEAST 17 TO 25 MPH INCREASING TO 28 TO 32  
MPH EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD /30500 KNOT-FT/ AT REQUEST.  
MAX...EXCELLENT /75900 KNOT-FT/ INCREASING TO  
EXCELLENT (89700 KNOT-FT) IN THE AFTERNOON.  
HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE AT REQUEST...MAX 5.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......2000 FT AGL AT REQUEST...OTHERWISE 2000-3500 FT  
AGL INCREASING TO 3600-4500 FT AGL LATE IN THE  
MORNING.  
TIME (CDT) 8AM 9AM 10A 11A 12P 1PM 2PM 3PM 4PM 5PM 6PM  
TEMP............45 46 47 49 50 51 51 51 51 50 49  
RH..............42 41 40 34 32 29 32 35 37 39 42  
20 FT WIND DIR..NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE  
20 FT WIND SPD..8 8 9 10 12 12 13 14 14 13 14  
20 FT WIND GUST.15 15 15 20 25 25 25 25 30 30 30  
MIX HGT (KFT)...2.0 2.5 3.0 3.5 4.0 4.5 4.3 4.1 4.0 3.8 3.6  
TRANSP WIND DIR.E E E E E NE NE NE NE NE NE  
TRANSP WIND SPD.17 18 20 21 22 23 25 28 29 31 32  
MIXING WIND DIR.E E E E E NE NE NE NE NE NE  
MIXING WIND SPD.17 18 20 21 22 23 25 28 29 31 32  
HAINES INDEX....5 5 5 5 5 5 5 4 4 3 3  
SDSPL KT-FT/100031 40 51 63 76 90 95 100 100 103 102  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN EARLY IN THE EVENING,  
THEN RAIN IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT.  
SNOW IN THE LATE EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. CHANCE  
OF PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT.  
TEMPERATURE.........MIN 35.  
RH..................MAX 89 PERCENT.  
WIND (20 FT)........NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND  
30 MPH.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......1700-3500 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHEAST 33 TO 37 MPH.  
MIXING WINDS........NORTHEAST 33 TO 37 MPH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD TO EXCELLENT (55500-104300 KNOT-FT).  
MIXING HEIGHT.......1700-3500 FT AGL.  
TIME (CDT) 7 PM 9 PM 11 PM 1 AM 3 AM 5 AM  
TEMP............47 43 40 37 36 35  
RH..............45 54 63 75 83 89  
20 FT WIND......NE 13 NE 14 NE 13 NE 12 N 14 N 15  
20 FT WIND GUST.30 30 25 25 25 30  
MIX HGT (FT)....3500 3000 2500 2000 1900 1800  
TRANSPORT WIND..NE 35 NE 35 NE 35 NE 33 NE 35 NE 37  
MIXING WIND.....NE 35 NE 35 NE 35 NE 33 NE 35 NE 37  
HAINES INDEX....2 2 2 2 2 3  
SDSPL KT-FT/1000104 89 75 58 57 57  
   
MONDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. RAIN AND SNOW IN THE MORNING, THEN  
CHANCE OF SNOW EARLY IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE  
OF RAIN IN THE AFTERNOON. CHANCE OF  
PRECIPITATION NEAR 100 PERCENT.  
TEMPERATURE.........MAX 41.  
RH..................MIN 76 PERCENT.  
WIND (20 FT)........NORTH WINDS 11 TO 16 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND  
30 MPH.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......1700-3500 FT AGL INCREASING TO 3800 FT AGL LATE  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 33 TO 37 MPH.  
MIXING WINDS........NORTH 33 TO 37 MPH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD TO EXCELLENT (53900-99400 KNOT-FT)  
INCREASING TO EXCELLENT (110000 KNOT-FT) LATE  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
HAINES INDEX........2 TO 3 OR VERY LOW.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......1700-3500 FT AGL INCREASING TO 3800 FT AGL LATE  
IN THE AFTERNOON.  
TIME (CDT) 7 AM 9 AM 11 AM 1 PM 3 PM 5 PM  
TEMP............35 36 36 37 39 41  
RH..............89 89 89 85 82 76  
20 FT WIND......N 14 N 13 N 14 N 16 N 16 N 15  
20 FT WIND GUST.30 25 30 30 30 30  
MIX HGT (FT)....1700 2000 2300 2600 3100 3500  
TRANSPORT WIND..N 37 N 36 N 35 N 33 N 35 N 36  
MIXING WIND.....N 37 N 36 N 35 N 33 N 35 N 36  
HAINES INDEX....3 3 2 2 2 3  
SDSPL KT-FT/100054 62 69 76 92 110  
 

 
FORECASTER...TAGGART  
REQUESTED BY...JERAMY DIETZ  
TYPE OF REQUEST...WILDFIRE  
.TAG 1708041.0/MPX  
.EMAIL JDIETZ@BLM.GOV  
 
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