664  
FNUS53 KGRR 100754  
FWFGRR  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR SOUTHWEST LOWER MICHIGAN  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND RAPIDS MI  
254 AM EST MON DEC 10 2018  
   
..LOW CLOUDS CONTINUE
 
 
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
LOW-LEVEL CLOUDS WILL CONTINUE TODAY AND TONIGHT WITH WEAK WEST TO  
SOUTHWEST WINDS. A WEAK CLIPPER SYSTEM WILL BRING A CHANCE FOR LIGHT  
SNOW WEDNESDAY NIGHT AND INTO THURSDAY, WITH PERHAPS ANOTHER SYSTEM  
APPROACHING LOWER MICHIGAN FRIDAY. DRY AND SEASONABLE WEATHER IS  
EXPECTED THIS WEEKEND AND BEYOND.  
 
MIZ037>039-043>045-102130-  
MASON-LAKE-OSCEOLA-OCEANA-NEWAYGO-MECOSTA-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF LUDINGTON, BALDWIN, REED CITY, HART,  
FREMONT, AND BIG RAPIDS  
254 AM EST MON DEC 10 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (55-65 PERCENT).  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....29-34.  
24 HR TREND......4 DEGREES WARMER.  
MIN HUMIDITY........69-74 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT DRIER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 7 TO 12 MPH.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED  
FIRE GROWTH.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......1500-2000 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....300-400 (GOOD).  
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT) UNTIL 0100, THEN  
MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT).  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....21-26.  
24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.  
MAX HUMIDITY........95-100 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED  
FIRE GROWTH.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......1600-2100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 25 MPH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....100-300 (POOR TO GOOD).  
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (75-85 PERCENT).  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....28-33.  
24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE COOLER.  
MIN HUMIDITY........72-77 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT WETTER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 9 MPH.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED  
FIRE GROWTH.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......2200-2700 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....400 (GOOD).  
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE.  
 

 
 
MIZ040-046-102130-  
CLARE-ISABELLA-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF CLARE AND MOUNT PLEASANT  
254 AM EST MON DEC 10 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (60-70 PERCENT).  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 31.  
24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
MIN HUMIDITY........66-71 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......9 PERCENT WETTER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 6 TO 11 MPH.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED  
FIRE GROWTH.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......1200-1700 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....300 (GOOD).  
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (60-70 PERCENT) UNTIL 2200, THEN  
MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT).  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 23.  
24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.  
MAX HUMIDITY........95-100 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED  
FIRE GROWTH.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......1100-1600 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 25 MPH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....100-300 (POOR TO GOOD).  
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (70-80 PERCENT).  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 31.  
24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
MIN HUMIDITY........69-74 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT WETTER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED  
FIRE GROWTH.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......2700-3200 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....500 (GOOD).  
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE.  
 

 
 
MIZ050-056-064-071-102130-  
MUSKEGON-OTTAWA-ALLEGAN-VAN BUREN-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF MUSKEGON, GRAND HAVEN, JENISON, HOLLAND,  
AND SOUTH HAVEN  
254 AM EST MON DEC 10 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (45-55 PERCENT) UNTIL 1300, THEN  
SUNNY (20-30 PERCENT).  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 34.  
24 HR TREND......3 DEGREES WARMER.  
MIN HUMIDITY........58-63 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 8 TO 13 MPH.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED  
FIRE GROWTH.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......1500-2000 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....300 (GOOD).  
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (45-55 PERCENT).  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....24-29.  
24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES WARMER.  
MAX HUMIDITY........95-100 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 13 TO 18 MPH.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED  
FIRE GROWTH.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......1200-1700 FT AGL NEAR LAKE MICHIGAN AND 100-600  
FT AGL INLAND.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 25 MPH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....100-200 (POOR TO FAIR).  
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (60-70 PERCENT).  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 34.  
24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
MIN HUMIDITY........69-74 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT WETTER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS 7 TO 12 MPH.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED  
FIRE GROWTH.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......1900-2400 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 25 MPH BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND 15  
MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....500-600 (GOOD TO EXCELLENT).  
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE.  
 

 
 
MIZ051-052-057>059-102130-  
MONTCALM-GRATIOT-KENT-IONIA-CLINTON-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF GREENVILLE, ALMA, GRAND RAPIDS, IONIA,  
AND ST. JOHNS  
254 AM EST MON DEC 10 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT) UNTIL 1300, THEN  
MOSTLY SUNNY (40-50 PERCENT).  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 33.  
24 HR TREND......1 DEGREE WARMER.  
MIN HUMIDITY........63-68 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT WETTER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 6 TO 11 MPH.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED  
FIRE GROWTH.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......1500-2000 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 15 TO 20 MPH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....300 (GOOD).  
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (55-65 PERCENT).  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 25.  
24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES WARMER.  
MAX HUMIDITY........95-100 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 11 TO 16 MPH.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED  
FIRE GROWTH.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......0-400 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 25 TO 30 MPH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....100 (POOR).  
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY (65-75 PERCENT).  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 33.  
24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
MIN HUMIDITY........66-71 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT WETTER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 7 TO 12 MPH.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED  
FIRE GROWTH.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......2600-3100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 25 MPH BECOMING NORTHWEST AROUND 15  
MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....600 (EXCELLENT).  
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE.  
 

 
 
MIZ065>067-072>074-102130-  
BARRY-EATON-INGHAM-KALAMAZOO-CALHOUN-JACKSON-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF HASTINGS, CHARLOTTE, LANSING, KALAMAZOO,  
BATTLE CREEK, AND JACKSON  
254 AM EST MON DEC 10 2018  
   
TODAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (50-60 PERCENT).  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 33.  
24 HR TREND......2 DEGREES WARMER.  
MIN HUMIDITY........61-66 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT DRIER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED  
FIRE GROWTH.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......1500-2000 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 10 TO 15 MPH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....200-300 (FAIR TO GOOD).  
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE.  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY (40-50 PERCENT).  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 23.  
24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES WARMER.  
MAX HUMIDITY........95-100 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED  
FIRE GROWTH.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......200-700 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 20 TO 25 MPH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....100-200 (POOR TO FAIR).  
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE.  
   
TUESDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY (65-75 PERCENT).  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....AROUND 34.  
24 HR TREND......UNCHANGED.  
MIN HUMIDITY........66-71 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......3 PERCENT WETTER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 8 TO 13 MPH.  
HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW POTENTIAL FOR LARGE PLUME DOMINATED  
FIRE GROWTH.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......2600-3100 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 20 TO 25 MPH.  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....600-700 (EXCELLENT).  
PCPN AMOUNT.........NONE.  
 

 
   
FORECAST FOR DAYS 3 THROUGH 7
 
 
   
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 20S. NORTHWEST  
WINDS 5 TO 6 MPH SHIFTING TO THE SOUTHEAST 5 TO 9 MPH OVERNIGHT.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS  
IN THE MID 30S. SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY NIGHT
 
CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW. LOWS AROUND 30.  
SOUTHEAST WINDS 7 TO 12 MPH.    
THURSDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO  
10 MPH.    
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW AND RAIN IN THE EVENING,  
THEN SNOW AND RAIN LIKELY OVERNIGHT. LOWS IN THE LOWER 30S.  
SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.    
FRIDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF SNOW AND RAIN. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 30S. EAST WINDS 5 TO 8 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH 5 TO 10 MPH  
IN THE AFTERNOON.    
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW AND RAIN IN THE  
EVENING. LOWS AROUND 30.    
SATURDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 40.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS AROUND 30.    
SUNDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW IN THE AFTERNOON.  
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S.  
 

 
 
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