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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
316 PM CDT FRI MAR 27 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. THESE
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 30 PERCENT DURING THE AFTERNOON.

MNZ064-073-074-082-091-280600-
/O.NEW.KMPX.FW.A.0003.150329T1800Z-150330T0000Z/
YELLOW MEDICINE-REDWOOD-BROWN-WATONWAN-MARTIN-
316 PM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH 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...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A FIRE WEATHER WATCH...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM SUNDAY AFTERNOON
THROUGH SUNDAY EVENING.

* 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 WILL LIKELY 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.

&&

$$

JLT



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