Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Twin Cities, MN

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
417 AM CDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA...

.STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP SUNDAY AS A STORM SYSTEM
MOVES ACROSS THE UPPER MIDWEST AND INTO THE GREAT LAKES REGION.
WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 25 TO 35 MPH BY MID MORNING... AND
CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. INITIALLY... HUMIDITY LEVELS WILL
BE ABOVE 50 PERCENT DURING THE MORNING. HOWEVER... BY THE
AFTERNOON HUMIDITY LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO DROP BELOW 40 PERCENT IN
SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA. THE STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES WILL
COMBINE TO CREATE THE THREAT FOR SEEING CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS. IF FURTHER MIXING DEVELOPS IN THE LOWEST 5000 FEET...
HUMIDITY LEVELS COULD DROP BELOW 35 PERCENT DURING THE AFTERNOON.

MNZ064-073-074-082-091-282100-
/O.CON.KMPX.FW.A.0003.150329T1800Z-150330T0000Z/
YELLOW MEDICINE-REDWOOD-BROWN-WATONWAN-MARTIN-
417 AM CDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING FOR STRONG GUSTY WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY
LEVELS FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 064... 073...074...082 AND 091...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 064...073...074...082 AND
  091. MAINLY SOUTHEAST OF A LINE FROM CANBY TO FAIRMONT.

* WIND...SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH...GUSTING OVER 40 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...DROPPING BELOW 40 PERCENT DURING THE AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP COULD SPREAD RAPIDLY. OUTDOOR
  BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

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