Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
Issued by NWS Grand Forks, ND

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR E ND...NW AND WC MN...AMENDED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
732 AM CDT TUE MAY 3 2016

...AMENDED TO INCLUDE MORNING HAINES INDEX...

.DISCUSSION...

THE MORNING HAINES INDEX AT:

  INTERNATIONAL FALLS  6 (HIGH)
  BISMARCK             4 (LOW)
  ABERDEEN             2 (VERY LOW)


CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE LIKELY THIS AFTERNOON INTO
EARLY EVENING AS A COLD FRONT PUSHES SOUTH ACROSS THE AREA. THE
COMBINATION OF NORTHERLY WINDS SUSTAINED AT 20 TO 25 MPH WITH
FREQUENT GUSTS TO 35 MPH...AND HUMIDITIES DROPPING AS LOW AS 20
TO 25 PERCENT...WARRANT ISSUANCE OF A RED FLAG WARNING FOR ALL ND
ZONES AND A GOOD PORTION OF THE MINNESOTA ZONES. COORDINATION WITH
FIRE MANAGERS SUGGEST FUELS ARE SUFFICIENTLY DRY TO SUPPORT RAPID
FIRE SPREAD UNDER THESE CONDITIONS. OTHERWISE...TEMPERATURES ARE
FORECAST TO REACH THE UPPER 60S TODAY AND LITTLE PRECIPITATION IS
EXPECTED.


NDZ006>008-014>016-024-026-027-054-032115-
TOWNER-CAVALIER-PEMBINA-BENSON-RAMSEY-EASTERN WALSH COUNTY-EDDY-
NELSON-GRAND FORKS-WESTERN WALSH COUNTY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CANDO...LANGDON...CAVALIER...WALHALLA...
DRAYTON...PEMBINA...NECHE...ST. THOMAS...FORT TOTTEN...MADDOCK...
LEEDS...MINNEWAUKAN...DEVILS LAKE...GRAFTON...PARK RIVER...
NEW ROCKFORD...LAKOTA...MCVILLE...ANETA...TOLNA...GRAND FORKS...
EDINBURG...ADAMS...LANKIN
552 AM CDT TUE MAY 3 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....65-70.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
MIN HUMIDITY........21-26 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WINDY. NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 35
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...13.
HAINES INDEX........4 (LOW).
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD (AROUND 127800 KNOT-FT) INCREASING TO
                    EXCELLENT (AROUND 179500 KNOT-FT) IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 7200 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 25 TO 30 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....36-41.
   24 HR TREND......10 DEGREES COOLER.
MAX HUMIDITY........67-72 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH IN
                    THE EVENING.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....68-73.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
MIN HUMIDITY........24-29 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...12.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....POOR (AROUND 34600 KNOT-FT).
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 4600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 5 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS AROUND 50. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
15 MPH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. NORTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 15 MPH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN
THE MID 40S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. NORTH WINDS AROUND
10 MPH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. WEST
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 70. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
10 MPH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN
THE MID 40S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.

$$

NDZ028>030-038-039-049-052-053-032115-
GRIGGS-STEELE-TRAILL-BARNES-CASS-RANSOM-SARGENT-RICHLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...COOPERSTOWN...FINLEY...HOPE...
MAYVILLE...HILLSBORO...HATTON...PORTLAND...VALLEY CITY...FARGO...
LISBON...ENDERLIN...GWINNER...MILNOR...FORMAN...RUTLAND...
WAHPETON
552 AM CDT TUE MAY 3 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....68-73.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
MIN HUMIDITY........19-24 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WINDY. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH SHIFTING TO
                    THE NORTH 20 TO 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS
                    UP TO 35 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...12.
HAINES INDEX........4 (LOW).
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD (AROUND 144200 KNOT-FT) INCREASING TO
                    EXCELLENT (AROUND 206500 KNOT-FT) IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 7600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH INCREASING TO NORTH
                    AROUND 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....37-42.
   24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES COOLER.
MAX HUMIDITY........71-76 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......13 PERCENT LOWER.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH IN
                    THE EVENING.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....66-71.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
MIN HUMIDITY........24-29 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...13.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR (AROUND 47600 KNOT-FT).
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 4900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 10 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
10 MPH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
10 MPH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN
THE UPPER 40S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTH WINDS
AROUND 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. WEST WINDS
AROUND 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 70. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
10 MPH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN
THE MID 40S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.

$$

MNZ004>009-032115-
KITTSON-ROSEAU-LAKE OF THE WOODS-WEST MARSHALL-EAST MARSHALL-
NORTH BELTRAMI-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HALLOCK...KARLSTAD...LANCASTER...
ROSEAU...WARROAD...GREENBUSH...BAUDETTE...WARREN...STEPHEN...
ARGYLE...NEWFOLDEN...MIDDLE RIVER...GRYGLA...RED LAKE...REDBY...
PONEMAH
552 AM CDT TUE MAY 3 2016

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....63-68.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
MIN HUMIDITY........26-31 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......11 PERCENT HIGHER.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WINDY. NORTH WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...12.
HAINES INDEX........4 (LOW).
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT (AROUND 164300 KNOT-FT).
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 7900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH 25 TO 30 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....34-39.
   24 HR TREND......12 DEGREES COOLER.
MAX HUMIDITY........72-77 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......8 PERCENT HIGHER.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN
                    THE EVENING.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....62-67.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
MIN HUMIDITY........28-33 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...13.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD (AROUND 37400 KNOT-FT).
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 4600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 10 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS.
LOWS IN THE MID 40S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
10 MPH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. WEST WINDS AROUND
10 MPH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN
THE MID 40S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND
10 MPH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. NORTH
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. SOUTHEAST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.

$$

MNZ017-024-032-032115-
SOUTH BELTRAMI-HUBBARD-WADENA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BEMIDJI...PARK RAPIDS...WADENA...
MENAHGA
552 AM CDT TUE MAY 3 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....65-70.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
MIN HUMIDITY........24-29 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......8 PERCENT HIGHER.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...11.
HAINES INDEX........4 (LOW).
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT (AROUND 216500 KNOT-FT).
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 9000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 25 TO 30 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....35-40.
   24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES COOLER.
MAX HUMIDITY........70-75 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......6 PERCENT HIGHER.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN
                    THE EVENING.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....60-65.
   24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES COOLER.
MIN HUMIDITY........27-32 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...14.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT (AROUND 73000 KNOT-FT).
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 5300 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 15 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTH
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 70S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
10 MPH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.
.FRIDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
10 MPH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND
10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. NORTH WINDS
AROUND 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. NORTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 5 MPH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN
THE MID 40S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGHS IN THE
UPPER 60S. SOUTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.

$$

MNZ001>003-013>016-022-023-027>031-040-032115-
WEST POLK-NORMAN-CLAY-PENNINGTON-RED LAKE-EAST POLK-
NORTH CLEARWATER-MAHNOMEN-SOUTH CLEARWATER-WEST BECKER-
EAST BECKER-WILKIN-WEST OTTER TAIL-EAST OTTER TAIL-GRANT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CROOKSTON...EAST GRAND FORKS...ADA...
TWIN VALLEY...HALSTAD...MOORHEAD...THIEF RIVER FALLS...
RED LAKE FALLS...FOSSTON...FERTILE...MCINTOSH...ERSKINE...
BAGLEY...CLEARBROOK...MAHNOMEN...NAYTAHWAUSH...WAUBUN...ALIDA...
EBRO...LAKE ITASCA...LONG LOST LAKE...LOWER RICE LAKE...
ROY LAKE...UPPER RICE LAKE...DETROIT LAKES...WOLF LAKE...
BRECKENRIDGE...FERGUS FALLS...PERHAM...NEW YORK MILLS...
PARKERS PRAIRIE...HENNING...BATTLE LAKE...ELBOW LAKE...HOFFMAN...
ASHBY...HERMAN...BARRETT
552 AM CDT TUE MAY 3 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....66-71.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
MIN HUMIDITY........23-28 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......7 PERCENT HIGHER.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WINDY. WEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                    NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH IN THE LATE MORNING AND
                    AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH IN THE LATE
                    MORNING AND AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...11.
HAINES INDEX........4 (LOW).
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT (AROUND 181700 KNOT-FT) INCREASING TO
                    EXCELLENT (AROUND 238000 KNOT-FT) IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 8200 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 25 TO 30 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....36-41.
   24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES COOLER.
MAX HUMIDITY........71-76 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH IN
                    THE EVENING.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.

.WEDNESDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....63-68.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
MIN HUMIDITY........26-31 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...13.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT (AROUND 67700 KNOT-FT).
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 5400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 15 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. SOUTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.THURSDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 80. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
10 MPH.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. SOUTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 80S. SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND
10 MPH.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN
THE UPPER 40S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. NORTH WINDS
AROUND 10 MPH.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. NORTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S. SOUTH WINDS
AROUND 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS IN
THE UPPER 40S. SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF RAIN. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S.
SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.

$$


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