Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Twin Cities, MN

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
333 AM CDT FRI MAY 6 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING DUE TO A COMBINATION OF STRONG WINDS AND LOW
HUMIDITY THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS CENTRAL MINNESOTA...

.A RED FLAG WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR CENTRAL MINNESOTA LATE
THIS MORNING THROUGH THE AFTERNOON DUE TO LOW HUMIDITY LEVELS AND
STRONG WINDS. THE WARNING IS IN EFFECT ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE
FROM MONTEVIDEO THROUGH MINNEAPOLIS. SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS AHEAD OF
AN APPROACHING COLD FRONT WILL INCREASE TO 15 TO 20 MPH WITH
GUSTS OF 25 MPH WILL DEVELOP BY THIS AFTERNOON. HUMIDITY LEVELS
ARE FORECAST TO DROP TO BETWEEN 20 AND 25 PERCENT AS TEMPERATURES
RISE INTO THE MID AND UPPER 80S. WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTH THIS
EVENING AS THE FRONT PASSES. A FEW SHOWERS OR THUNDERSTORMS ARE
POSSIBLE AHEAD OF THE APPROACHING FRONT LATE THIS AFTERNOON
THROUGH THE EVENING. COOLER TEMPERATURES AND HIGHER HUMIDITY
VALUES WILL FOLLOW THE PASSAGE OF THE FRONT.

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333 AM CDT FRI MAY 6 2016

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO 7 PM CDT
THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR CENTRAL MN...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A RED FLAG WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM THIS MORNING TO
7 PM CDT THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...LOCATIONS ALONG AND NORTH OF A LINE FROM
  MONTEVIDEO TO MINNEAPOLIS.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 25 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...BETWEEN 20 TO 25 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MIDDLE TO UPPER 80S.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW....OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

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