Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Twin Cities, MN

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
244 PM CDT SUN APR 20 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR WEST CENTRAL THROUGH SOUTH CENTRAL
MINNESOTA MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING...

.A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR MONDAY AFTERNOON AND
EVENING FOR LOCATIONS ALONG AND WEST OF A LINE FROM MORRIS TO
MANKATO TO BLUE EARTH. STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP MONDAY
MORNING ACROSS WEST CENTRAL THROUGH SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA IN THE
WAKE OF A COLD FRONT. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND
EARLY EVENING WILL BE FROM 20 TO 25 MPH ALONG WITH MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES REACHING 25 PERCENT. THIS CAN RESULT IN
DANGEROUS WILDFIRE CONDITIONS MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EVENING.

MNZ047-054>056-064-065-073>075-082-083-091-092-210345-
/O.NEW.KMPX.FW.A.0001.140421T1800Z-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
244 PM CDT SUN APR 20 2014

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
MONDAY EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH
IS IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH MONDAY EVENING.

* 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 30 MPH.

* TIMING...MONDAY AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

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

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MIDDLE TO UPPER 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 FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$

RAH




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