Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Duluth, MN

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Duluth MN
327 PM CDT Wed Oct 18 2017

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY
EVENING OVER PORTIONS OF NORTHERN MINNESOTA...

.An area of low pressure will move eastward across the Canadian
Prairies through tonight pulling a cool front eastward across the
Northland. Ahead of the front, winds will turn westerly and wind
speeds will increase to 15 to 20 mph, with higher gusts. Dry air
in place across the Northland will be reinforced by an even drier
airmass behind the front. Mainly sunny to partly cloudy skies have
allowed temperatures to warm into the 60s ahead of the front,
mixing even drier air aloft down to the ground level. Humidity
values will plummet this afternoon into the 15 to 25 percent
range. Critical fire weather conditions will end this evening as
wind speeds diminish and humidities increase.

MNZ011-019-025-026-035-037-190000-
/O.EXA.KDLH.FW.W.0002.000000T0000Z-171019T0000Z/
North St. Louis-Central St. Louis-North Cass-South Itasca-
Northern Aitkin-Carlton/South St. Louis-
327 PM CDT Wed Oct 18 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR
STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR PORTONS OF NORTHERN MINNESOTA...

The National Weather Service in Duluth has issued a Red Flag
Warning for strong winds and low humidity, which is in effect
until 7 PM CDT this evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...In Minnesota...Fire Weather Zones 011...019...
  025...026...035 and 037.

* TIMING...This afternoon through the early evening.

* WINDS...West 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 15 percent.

* TEMPERATURES...In the lower 60s.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop may spread quickly.

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.

&&

$$

MNZ010-018-190000-
/O.CON.KDLH.FW.W.0002.000000T0000Z-171019T0000Z/
Koochiching-North Itasca-
327 PM CDT Wed Oct 18 2017

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING
FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR PORTIONS OF NORTHERN
MINNESOTA...

* AFFECTED AREA...In Minnesota...Fire Weather Zones 010 and 018.

* TIMING...This afternoon into the early evening.

* WINDS...West 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 15 percent.

* TEMPERATURES...In the upper 50s.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop may spread quickly.

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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