Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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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
333 PM CDT Tue Oct 17 2017

...Elevated Fire Weather Conditions Expected Mainly Western
Minnesota Wednesday and Thursday Afternoon...

.DISCUSSION...
Warmer temperatures and relative humidity values dropping to the
25 to 30 percent range will combine to cause elevated fire weather
conditions across western Minnesota Wednesday and Thursday
afternoon. A cold front will sweep across the area Wednesday,
ushering in gusty northwest winds over the western area. Weak high
pressure will affect the area Wednesday night and a southerly wind
will develop over the west Thursday afternoon. Conditions will
improve Friday as more moisture makes a return to the region with
a good chance of rain arriving Saturday and Saturday night.

MNZ042>045-049>053-181230-
Todd-Morrison-Mille Lacs-Kanabec-Stearns-Benton-Sherburne-Isanti-
Chisago-
Including the cities of Long Prairie, Little Falls, Princeton,
Mora, St Cloud, Foley, Elk River, Cambridge, and Center City
333 PM CDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....43-48.
Max humidity........88-93 percent.
20-foot winds.......South winds 6 to 11 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....65-70.
Min humidity........26-31 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 11 to 16 mph shifting to the
                    west 14 to 19 mph in the afternoon. Gusts up to
                    30 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Hours of sun........9 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 3700 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....West around 20 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 76000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....34-39.
Max humidity........75-80 percent.
20-foot winds.......West winds 7 to 12 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....62-67.
Min humidity........29-34 percent.
20-foot winds.......South winds 8 to 13 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in
                    the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........10 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 2300 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....South around 19 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 42000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 50 TO 55. South winds 7 to
12 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 70 TO 75. South winds 13 to 18 mph
with gusts to around 30 mph.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55 TO 60. South winds 14 to 19 mph with gusts
to around 30 mph. Chance of  precipitation 20 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Highs 65 TO 70. Southwest winds 11 to 16 mph with gusts to around
25 mph. Chance of  precipitation 50 percent.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows
40 TO 45. West winds 7 to 12 mph. Chance of  showers 50 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain showers. Highs
55 TO 60. Southwest winds 6 to 11 mph. Chance of  showers
20 percent.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
Lows 40 TO 45. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of  showers
20 percent.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain showers. Highs
55 TO 60. West winds 11 to 16 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
Chance of  showers 20 percent.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
Lows 35 TO 40. Northwest winds 7 to 12 mph. Chance of  showers
20 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. Northwest winds 11 to
16 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

$$

MNZ041-047-048-054>057-064-065-073-181230-
Douglas-Stevens-Pope-Lac Qui Parle-Swift-Chippewa-Kandiyohi-
Yellow Medicine-Renville-Redwood-
Including the cities of Alexandria, Morris, Glenwood, Madison,
Benson, Montevideo, Willmar, Granite Falls, Olivia,
and Redwood Falls
333 PM CDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....45-50.
Max humidity........85-90 percent.
20-foot winds.......South winds 8 to 13 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....67-72.
Min humidity........24-29 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 12 to 17 mph shifting to the
                    northwest 14 to 19 mph in the afternoon. Gusts
                    up to 30 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Hours of sun........9 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 3900 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Northwest around 21 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 83000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....36-41.
Max humidity........72-77 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 9 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....66-71.
Min humidity........25-30 percent.
20-foot winds.......South winds 12 to 17 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Hours of sun........10 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 2400 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....South around 22 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 55000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows 50 TO 55. South winds 11 to 16 mph
with gusts to around 25 mph.
.FRIDAY...Breezy. Partly sunny. Highs 75 TO 80. South winds 20 to
25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 55 TO 60. South winds 17 to
22 mph with gusts to around 35 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Highs 65 TO 70. West winds 10 to 15 mph
with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of  precipitation 40 percent.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 40 TO 45. West winds 7 to
12 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 60 TO 65. Southwest winds 7 to
12 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
Lows 40 TO 45. West winds 7 to 12 mph. Chance of  showers
20 percent.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain showers. Highs
55 TO 60. Northwest winds 13 to 18 mph with gusts to around
30 mph. Chance of  showers 20 percent.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
Lows 35 TO 40. Northwest winds 9 to 13 mph. Chance of  showers
20 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. Northwest winds 11 to
16 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

$$

MNZ058>063-066>070-076>078-181230-
Meeker-Wright-Hennepin-Anoka-Ramsey-Washington-McLeod-Sibley-
Carver-Scott-Dakota-Le Sueur-Rice-Goodhue-
Including the cities of Litchfield, Monticello, Minneapolis,
Blaine, St Paul, Stillwater, Hutchinson, Gaylord, Chaska,
Shakopee, Hastings, Le Sueur, Faribault, and Red Wing
333 PM CDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....45-50.
Max humidity........86-91 percent.
20-foot winds.......South winds 5 to 9 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....70-75.
Min humidity........29-34 percent.
20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Hours of sun........9 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 3600 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....West around 18 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 65000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....36-41.
Max humidity........73-78 percent.
20-foot winds.......West winds 5 to 7 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....65-70.
Min humidity........28-33 percent.
20-foot winds.......South winds 6 to 11 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........10 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 2600 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....South around 14 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 36000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows 50 TO 55. South winds 6 to 11 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 75 TO 80. South winds 14 to 19 mph
with gusts to around 30 mph.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55 TO 60. South winds 12 to 17 mph with gusts
to around 30 mph. Chance of  precipitation 20 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Highs 65 TO 70. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around
25 mph. Chance of  precipitation 50 percent.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows
40 TO 45. West winds 5 to 9 mph. Chance of  showers 50 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 60 TO 65. Southwest winds 7 to
12 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 40 TO 45. Southwest winds
5 to 9 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain showers. Highs
55 TO 60. West winds 11 to 16 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
Chance of  showers 20 percent.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
Lows 35 TO 40. Northwest winds 7 to 12 mph. Chance of  showers
20 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. Northwest winds 11 to
16 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

$$

MNZ074-075-082>085-091>093-181230-
Brown-Nicollet-Watonwan-Blue Earth-Waseca-Steele-Martin-Faribault-
Freeborn-
Including the cities of New Ulm, St Peter, St James, Mankato,
Waseca, Owatonna, Fairmont, Blue Earth, and Albert Lea
333 PM CDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Clear.
Min temperature.....45-50.
Max humidity........89-94 percent.
20-foot winds.......South winds 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....71-76.
Min humidity........29-34 percent.
20-foot winds.......West winds 11 to 16 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Hours of sun........9 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 3500 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....West around 17 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 58000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....37-42.
Max humidity........73-78 percent.
20-foot winds.......West winds 5 to 7 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....67-72.
Min humidity........25-30 percent.
20-foot winds.......South winds 7 to 12 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........10 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 2500 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....South around 15 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 38000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows 50 TO 55. South winds 8 to 13 mph.
.FRIDAY...Breezy. Partly sunny. Highs 75 TO 80. South winds 20 to
25 mph with gusts to around 40 mph.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55 TO 60. South winds 16 to 21 mph with gusts
to around 35 mph. Chance of  precipitation 20 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Highs 65 TO 70. Southwest winds 11 to 16 mph with gusts to around
25 mph. Chance of  precipitation 50 percent.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows
40 TO 45. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of  showers 50 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 60 TO 65. West winds 8 to 13 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 40 TO 45. Southwest winds
6 to 11 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Chance of rain showers. Highs 55 TO 60.
West winds 14 to 19 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of
showers 30 percent.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
Lows 35 TO 40. Northwest winds 8 to 13 mph. Chance of  showers
20 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. Northwest winds 11 to
16 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

$$

WIZ014>016-023>028-181230-
Polk-Barron-Rusk-St. Croix-Pierce-Dunn-Pepin-Chippewa-Eau Claire-
Including the cities of Osceola, Rice Lake, Ladysmith, Hudson,
River Falls, Prescott, Menomonie, Durand, Chippewa Falls,
and Eau Claire
333 PM CDT Tue Oct 17 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....43-48.
Max humidity........93-98 percent.
20-foot winds.......South winds 5 to 9 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....69-74.
Min humidity........40-45 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 11 to 16 mph with gusts to
                    around 30 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Hours of sun........9 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 3000 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Southwest around 22 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 66000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).

.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....36-41.
Max humidity........73-78 percent.
20-foot winds.......West winds 5 to 9 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....61-66.
Min humidity........29-34 percent.
20-foot winds.......South winds 5 to 9 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........10 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 2700 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Southwest around 10 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 29000 or fair (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 45 TO 50. South winds 5 to
10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 70 TO 75. South winds 11 to 16 mph
with gusts to around 25 mph.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 55 TO 60. South winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts
to around 25 mph. Chance of  precipitation 50 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers and thunderstorms.
Highs 65 TO 70. South winds 8 to 13 mph. Chance of  precipitation
50 percent.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Chance of showers and
thunderstorms likely. Lows 45 TO 50. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Chance of  precipitation 70 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 55 TO 60. Southwest winds 5 to
10 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 40 TO 45. Southwest winds
5 to 8 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Chance of rain showers. Highs 55 TO 60.
West winds 7 to 12 mph. Chance of  showers 40 percent.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 35 TO
40. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of  showers 30 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. Northwest winds 8 to
13 mph.

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