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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Central and South Central
Minnesota and West Central Wisconsin
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
446 AM CST Mon Feb 27 2017

.DISCUSSION...

An area of low pressure will travel south of Minnesota Tuesday.
This will bring a chance of snow across parts of central
Minnesota with mainly light rain and drizzle across most of
southern Minnesota and west central Wisconsin. Cooler air will
follow this system through midweek with a warming trend into the
weekend.

MNZ064>067-073>075-082-083-091-092-280030-
Yellow Medicine-Renville-McLeod-Sibley-Redwood-Brown-Nicollet-
Watonwan-Blue Earth-Martin-Faribault-
Including the cities of Granite Falls, Olivia, Hutchinson,
Gaylord, Redwood Falls, New Ulm, St Peter, St James, Mankato,
Fairmont, and Blue Earth
446 AM CST Mon Feb 27 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....40-45.
Min humidity........50-55 percent.
20-foot winds.......South winds 15 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Hours of sun........5 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 1900 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....South around 23 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 42000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of drizzle after
                    2100. chance of light freezing drizzle after
                    0200. Patchy fog after 0200. Chance of
                    precipitation 19 percent.
Min temperature.....31-36.
Max humidity........93-98 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 7 to 12 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......Isolated None.

.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Patchy fog until 0800. Chance of
                    rain possibly mixed with freezing rain and snow
                    until 1200. chance of drizzle and light
                    freezing drizzle. Chance of precipitation 50
                    percent.
Max temperature.....37-42.
Min humidity........71-76 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 8 to 13 mph shifting to the
                    northwest 10 to 15 mph in the late morning and
                    afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Hours of sun........1 Hour.
Chance of Precipitation.......Scattered trace to 0.05 inch amounts.
Mixing height.......Around 2500 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....North around 18 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 46000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and light
freezing drizzle. Lows 25 TO 30. North winds 8 to 13 mph. Chance
of  precipitation 20 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Highs 35 TO 40. Northwest winds 10 to
15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows
20 TO 25. Northwest winds 6 to 11 mph. Chance of  snow
20 percent.
.THURSDAY...Partly sunny. Slight chance of snow. Highs 30 TO 35.
Northwest winds 7 to 12 mph. Chance of  snow 20 percent.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 15 TO 20. West winds 5 to
10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 35 TO 40. South winds 13 to 18 mph
with gusts to around 30 mph.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 25 TO 30. South winds 10 to
15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. Southwest winds 8 to
13 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 30 TO 35. West winds 5 to
10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. South winds 7 to 12 mph.

$$

MNZ041>045-047>052-280030-
Douglas-Todd-Morrison-Mille Lacs-Kanabec-Stevens-Pope-Stearns-
Benton-Sherburne-Isanti-
Including the cities of Alexandria, Long Prairie, Little Falls,
Princeton, Mora, Morris, Glenwood, St Cloud, Foley, Elk River,
and Cambridge
446 AM CST Mon Feb 27 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Max temperature.....41-46.
Min humidity........39-44 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 12 to 17 mph with gusts to
                    around 30 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Hours of sun........3 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 3200 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....South around 20 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 66000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow. chance of
                    drizzle, light freezing drizzle and sleet after
                    2400. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Min temperature.....28-33.
Max humidity........88-93 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the
                    east 5 to 8 mph early in the morning.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......Scattered trace to 0.05 inch amounts.

.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Snow likely possibly mixed with
                    sleet until 1200. rain likely possibly mixed
                    with freezing rain. chance of drizzle, snow and
                    light freezing drizzle after 1200. Chance of
                    precipitation 70 percent.
Max temperature.....34-39.
Min humidity........63-68 percent.
20-foot winds.......North winds 11 to 16 mph with gusts to around
                    25 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Hours of sun........1 Hour.
Chance of Precipitation.......Areas of 0.10 to 0.20 inch amounts.
Mixing height.......Around 2500 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....North around 18 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 45000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of light freezing
drizzle. Lows 20 TO 25. North winds 6 to 11 mph. Chance of
precipitation 24 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Highs 30 TO 35. Northwest winds 7 to
12 mph.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 15 TO 20. Northwest winds
5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 25 TO 30. Northwest winds 6 to
11 mph.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 10 TO 15. West winds 5 to
9 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 35 TO 40. South winds 11 to 16 mph
with gusts to around 25 mph.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 20 TO 25. South winds 8 to
13 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 45 TO 50. Southwest winds 5 to
10 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 25 TO 30. West winds 5 to
9 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 40 TO 45. Southeast winds 7 to
12 mph.

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MNZ054>058-280030-
Lac Qui Parle-Swift-Chippewa-Kandiyohi-Meeker-
Including the cities of Madison, Benson, Montevideo, Willmar,
and Litchfield
446 AM CST Mon Feb 27 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....43-48.
Min humidity........40-45 percent.
20-foot winds.......South winds 13 to 18 mph with gusts to around
                    30 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Hours of sun........4 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 2900 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....South around 25 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 73000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of drizzle possibly mixed
                    with snow, freezing drizzle and sleet after
                    2400. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Min temperature.....29-34.
Max humidity........88-93 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph shifting to the
                    northeast 5 to 8 mph early in the morning.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......Scattered None.

.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Snow possibly mixed with rain,
                    sleet and freezing rain until 1200, then chance
                    of drizzle, light freezing drizzle and slight
                    chance of snow. Chance of precipitation 60
                    percent.
Max temperature.....35-40.
Min humidity........69-74 percent.
20-foot winds.......North winds 11 to 16 mph with gusts to around
                    25 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Hours of sun........1 Hour.
Chance of Precipitation.......Areas of 0.05 to 0.10 inch amounts.
Mixing height.......Around 2500 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....North around 20 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 51000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of light freezing
drizzle. Lows 20 TO 25. North winds 6 to 11 mph. Chance of
precipitation 17 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Highs 30 TO 35. Northwest winds 10 to
15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows
15 TO 20. Northwest winds 6 to 11 mph. Chance of  snow
20 percent.
.THURSDAY...Partly sunny. Slight chance of snow. Highs 25 TO 30.
Northwest winds 6 to 10 mph. Chance of  snow 20 percent.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 15 TO 20. Southwest winds
5 to 9 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 35 TO 40. South winds 13 to 18 mph
with gusts to around 30 mph.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 25 TO 30. South winds 8 to
13 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. Southwest winds 6 to
11 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 25 TO 30. West winds 5 to
9 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 45 TO 50. Southeast winds 6 to
11 mph.

$$

MNZ076>078-084-085-093-280030-
Le Sueur-Rice-Goodhue-Waseca-Steele-Freeborn-
Including the cities of Le Sueur, Faribault, Red Wing, Waseca,
Owatonna, and Albert Lea
446 AM CST Mon Feb 27 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....36-41.
Min humidity........60-65 percent.
20-foot winds.......South winds 8 to 13 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Hours of sun........6 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 1200 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....South around 20 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 24000 or fair (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow and sleet
                    after 2100 until 2200. chance of drizzle after
                    2100. Patchy fog after 0200. Chance of
                    precipitation 20 percent.
Min temperature.....32-37.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 7 to 12 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......Scattered None.

.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Patchy fog until 0800. Chance of rain
                    until 1200. chance of drizzle. Chance of rain
                    50 percent.
Max temperature.....39-44.
Min humidity........74-79 percent.
20-foot winds.......East winds 5 to 7 mph shifting to the northwest
                    7 to 12 mph in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Hours of sun........1 Hour.
Chance of Precipitation.......Scattered trace to 0.05 inch amounts.
Mixing height.......Around 2000 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....North around 12 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 25000 or fair (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and light
freezing drizzle. Lows 25 TO 30. North winds 7 to 11 mph. Chance
of  precipitation 20 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of light freezing
drizzle. Highs 35 TO 40. Northwest winds 7 to 12 mph. Chance of
precipitation 12 percent.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows
20 TO 25. Northwest winds 5 to 9 mph. Chance of  snow 20 percent.
.THURSDAY...Partly sunny. Chance of snow. Highs 30 TO 35.
Northwest winds 6 to 11 mph. Chance of  snow 30 percent.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 15 TO 20. West winds 5 to
9 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 35 TO 40. South winds 8 to 13 mph.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 25 TO 30. South winds 10 to
15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 45 TO 50. Southwest winds 8 to
13 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 30 TO 35. Southwest winds
5 to 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 45 TO 50. South winds 7 to 12 mph.

$$

MNZ059>063-068>070-280030-
Wright-Hennepin-Anoka-Ramsey-Washington-Carver-Scott-Dakota-
Including the cities of Monticello, Minneapolis, Blaine, St Paul,
Stillwater, Chaska, Shakopee, and Hastings
446 AM CST Mon Feb 27 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....42-47.
Min humidity........40-45 percent.
20-foot winds.......South winds 7 to 12 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Hours of sun........4 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 3400 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....South around 20 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 69000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of drizzle after
                    2400. Chance of precipitation 23 percent.
Min temperature.....32-37.
Max humidity........91-96 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 5 to 9 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......Isolated None.

.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Slight chance of light freezing rain
                    until 0900. chance of rain until 1200, then
                    chance of drizzle. Chance of precipitation 50
                    percent.
Max temperature.....39-44.
Min humidity........67-72 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 5 to 8 mph shifting to the
                    northwest 7 to 12 mph in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Hours of sun........1 Hour.
Chance of Precipitation.......Scattered 0.05 to 0.10 inch amounts.
Mixing height.......Around 2600 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....North around 17 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 44000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and light freezing
drizzle. Lows 25 TO 30. North winds 7 to 12 mph. Chance of
precipitation 30 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Highs 35 TO 40. Northwest winds 6 to
11 mph.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows
15 TO 20. Northwest winds 5 to 9 mph. Chance of  snow 20 percent.
.THURSDAY...Partly sunny. Slight chance of snow. Highs 30 TO 35.
Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of  snow 20 percent.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 15 TO 20. West winds 5 to
9 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 35 TO 40. South winds 7 to 12 mph.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 25 TO 30. South winds 7 to
12 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 45 TO 50. Southwest winds 5 to
10 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 25 TO 30. West winds 5 to
8 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 45 TO 50. East winds 5 to 9 mph.

$$

MNZ053-WIZ014>016-027-280030-
Chisago-Polk-Barron-Rusk-Chippewa-
Including the cities of Center City, Osceola, Rice Lake,
Ladysmith, and Chippewa Falls
446 AM CST Mon Feb 27 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Slight chance of snow until 0700.
                    Chance of snow 20 percent.
Max temperature.....40-45.
Min humidity........43-48 percent.
20-foot winds.......South winds 7 to 12 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Hours of sun........4 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 3600 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....South around 19 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 71000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow and sleet after
                    2400 until 0100. chance of drizzle and light
                    freezing drizzle after 2400. Chance of
                    precipitation 50 percent.
Min temperature.....31-36.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 5 to 9 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......Scattered trace to 0.05 inch amounts.

.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of light freezing rain until
                    0900. rain likely. Chance of precipitation 60
                    percent.
Max temperature.....39-44.
Min humidity........68-73 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 5 to 9 mph shifting to the
                    northwest 5 to 10 mph late in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Hours of sun........None.
Chance of Precipitation.......Areas of 0.10 to 0.20 inch amounts.
Mixing height.......Around 2200 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Northeast around 11 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 26000 or fair (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain, freezing drizzle
and snow. Lows 20 TO 25. North winds 6 to 11 mph. Chance of
precipitation 50 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of light freezing
drizzle and snow. Highs 30 TO 35. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance
of  precipitation 20 percent.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 15 TO 20. Northwest winds
5 to 7 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 30 TO 35. Northwest winds 5 to
10 mph.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 10 TO 15. Northwest winds
5 to 9 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 30 TO 35. Southwest winds 6 to
11 mph.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Chance of snow. Lows 20 TO 25.
South winds 6 to 11 mph. Chance of  snow 40 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 45 TO 50. Southwest winds 5 to
10 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 25 TO 30. Southwest winds
5 to 8 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 45 TO 50. South winds 5 to 8 mph.

$$

WIZ023>026-028-280030-
St. Croix-Pierce-Dunn-Pepin-Eau Claire-
Including the cities of Hudson, River Falls, Prescott, Menomonie,
Durand, and Eau Claire
446 AM CST Mon Feb 27 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....39-44.
Min humidity........49-54 percent.
20-foot winds.......South winds 6 to 11 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........5 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 2800 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....South around 18 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 51000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of drizzle after 2400. Chance of
                    precipitation 43 percent.
Min temperature.....32-37.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 5 to 9 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......Scattered trace to 0.05 inch amounts.

.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain likely until 1200, then chance of
                    drizzle. Chance of rain 60 percent.
Max temperature.....40-45.
Min humidity........73-78 percent.
20-foot winds.......East winds 5 to 8 mph shifting to the northwest
                    5 to 10 mph late in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Hours of sun........None.
Chance of Precipitation.......Areas of 0.05 to 0.10 inch amounts.
Mixing height.......Around 2100 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....North around 9 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 22000 or fair (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and slight chance
of light freezing drizzle. Lows 25 TO 30. North winds 6 to
10 mph. Chance of  precipitation 30 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of light freezing
drizzle and snow. Highs 30 TO 35. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of  precipitation 20 percent.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 15 TO 20. Northwest winds
5 to 7 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly sunny. Slight chance of snow. Highs 30 TO 35.
Northwest winds 5 to 9 mph. Chance of  snow 20 percent.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 10 TO 15. Northwest winds
5 to 9 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain and snow. Highs
35 TO 40. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of  precipitation
20 percent.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of snow. Lows 25 TO
30. South winds 6 to 10 mph. Chance of  snow 20 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 45 TO 50. Southwest winds 5 to
10 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 25 TO 30. West winds 5 to
8 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 45 TO 50. South winds 5 to 9 mph.

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