Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Twin Cities, MN

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
303 PM CDT MON APR 21 2014

...A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS
EVENING FOR PORTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL THROUGH SOUTH CENTRAL
MINNESOTA...

.A RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT INTO EARLY THIS EVENING FOR
LOCATIONS ALONG AND WEST OF A LINE FROM MORRIS TO MANKATO TO BLUE
EARTH. STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS FROM 20 TO 25 MPH WILL OCCUR INTO
EARLY THIS EVENING WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES REACHING
25 PERCENT. THIS WILL RESULT IN POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS WILDFIRE
CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

MNZ047-054>056-064-065-073>075-082-083-091-092-220000-
/O.CON.KMPX.FW.W.0003.000000T0000Z-140422T0000Z/
STEVENS-LAC QUI PARLE-SWIFT-CHIPPEWA-YELLOW MEDICINE-RENVILLE-
REDWOOD-BROWN-NICOLLET-WATONWAN-BLUE EARTH-MARTIN-FARIBAULT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MORRIS...MADISON...BENSON...
MONTEVIDEO...GRANITE FALLS...OLIVIA...REDWOOD FALLS...NEW ULM...
ST. PETER...ST. JAMES...MANKATO...FAIRMONT...BLUE EARTH
303 PM CDT MON APR 21 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING
FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR WEST CENTRAL INTO SOUTH
CENTRAL MINNESOTA...

* AFFECTED AREA...WEST CENTRAL THROUGH SOUTH CENTRAL
  MINNESOTA...ALONG AND WEST OF A LINE FROM MORRIS TO MANKATO TO
  BLUE EARTH.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 25 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE LOWER 60S.

* IMPACTS...WILD FIRES COULD BECOME FAST MOVING IN A SHORT
  PERIOD OF TIME DUE TO THE STRONG WINDS... LOW HUMIDITY AND DRY
  FUELS.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

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