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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Central and South Central
Minnesota and West Central Wisconsin
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
336 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

.DISCUSSION...

A wet period is expected over the next 24 to 36 hours as an area
of low pressure moves out of the Rockies and into the plains.
Light rain will begin this morning in Iowa and spread north across
Minnesota. The precipitation will become more showery this afternoon
and tonight as a front moves slowly southward across Minnesota.
Precipitation will linger through Friday in far southern
Minnesota, with the rain tapering off in central Minnesota.

MNZ041-047-048-054>056-240030-
Douglas-Stevens-Pope-Lac Qui Parle-Swift-Chippewa-
Including the cities of Alexandria, Morris, Glenwood, Madison,
Benson, and Montevideo
336 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain until 1300, then
                    rain showers likely and isolated thunderstorms.
                    Chance of precipitation 70 percent.
Max temperature.....41-46.
Min humidity........62-67 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 14 to 19 mph. Gusts up to 30
                    mph until late afternoon.
LAL.................1 until 1300, then 2.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Hours of sun........1 Hour.
Chance of Precipitation.......Areas of 0.05 to 0.10 inch amounts.
Mixing height.......Around 1900 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Southeast around 20 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 39000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers likely until 2200, then
                    chance of rain showers. Chance of showers 70
                    percent.
Min temperature.....32-37.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 7 to 12 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......Areas of 0.10 to 0.20 inch amounts.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Chance of rain
                    50 percent.
Max temperature.....44-49.
Min humidity........58-63 percent.
20-foot winds.......North winds 12 to 17 mph with gusts to around
                    30 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........3 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......Scattered trace to 0.05 inch amounts.
Mixing height.......Around 2400 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Northeast around 19 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 45000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows 30 TO
35. Northeast winds 8 to 13 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 45 TO 50. East winds 7 to 12 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows 30 TO 35. East winds 5 to
9 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Highs 45 TO 50. Northeast winds 5 to
8 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows 35 TO 40. North winds 5 to
6 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. North winds 5 to 7 mph.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 35 TO 40. Northeast winds
5 to 7 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. Northeast winds 5 to
10 mph.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 35 TO 40. East winds 7 to
11 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain. Highs 50 TO 55.
East winds 8 to 13 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.

$$

MNZ064>069-073>076-082-083-091-240030-
Yellow Medicine-Renville-McLeod-Sibley-Carver-Scott-Redwood-Brown-
Nicollet-Le Sueur-Watonwan-Blue Earth-Martin-
Including the cities of Granite Falls, Olivia, Hutchinson,
Gaylord, Chaska, Shakopee, Redwood Falls, New Ulm, St Peter,
Le Sueur, St James, Mankato, and Fairmont
336 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Slight chance of rain after 1100 until
                    1300, then chance of rain showers and isolated
                    thunderstorms. Chance of precipitation 50
                    percent.
Max temperature.....41-46.
Min humidity........58-63 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 14 to 19 mph with gusts to
                    around 30 mph.
LAL.................1 until 1300, then 2.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Hours of sun........1 Hour.
Chance of Precipitation.......Scattered trace to 0.05 inch amounts.
Mixing height.......Around 1700 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....South around 24 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 43000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms until 2200. rain
                    showers. scattered thunderstorms after 2200
                    until 0400. Chance of precipitation 90 percent.
Min temperature.....35-40.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
20-foot winds.......East winds 7 to 12 mph shifting to the
                    northeast 8 to 13 mph early in the morning.
LAL.................2 until 2200, then 3 until 0400, then 1.
Chance of Precipitation.......Widespread 0.30 to 0.50 inch amounts.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain. Chance of rain 90 percent.
Max temperature.....44-49.
Min humidity........68-73 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 13 to 18 mph with gusts to
                    around 30 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........1 Hour.
Chance of Precipitation.......Widespread 0.30 to 0.50 inch amounts.
Mixing height.......Around 2000 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Northeast around 22 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 46000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain possibly mixed with
freezing rain. Lows 30 TO 35. Northeast winds 11 to 16 mph with
gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of  precipitation 50 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Highs 45 TO 50.
Northeast winds 11 to 16 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance
of  rain 20 percent.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows 35 TO 40. Northeast winds
6 to 11 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Highs 45 TO 50. Northeast winds 5 to
8 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows 35 TO 40. North winds 5 to
8 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. North winds 5 to 9 mph.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 35 TO 40. Northeast winds
5 to 8 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. Northeast winds 5 to
10 mph.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 35 TO 40. Northeast winds
6 to 11 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. East winds 7 to
12 mph.

$$

MNZ042>045-049>052-057>059-240030-
Todd-Morrison-Mille Lacs-Kanabec-Stearns-Benton-Sherburne-Isanti-
Kandiyohi-Meeker-Wright-
Including the cities of Long Prairie, Little Falls, Princeton,
Mora, St Cloud, Foley, Elk River, Cambridge, Willmar, Litchfield,
and Monticello
336 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of rain showers after 1300 until
                    1600. isolated thunderstorms after 1300. rain
                    showers likely after 1600. Chance of
                    precipitation 70 percent.
Max temperature.....37-42.
Min humidity........56-61 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 12 to 17 mph. Gusts up to 30
                    mph until late afternoon.
LAL.................1 until 1300, then 2.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Hours of sun........None.
Chance of Precipitation.......Areas of 0.05 to 0.10 inch amounts.
Mixing height.......Around 1900 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....South around 20 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 39000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers likely until 0100. chance
                    of light rain after 0100. Chance of
                    precipitation 70 percent.
Min temperature.....32-36.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......Areas of 0.10 to 0.20 inch amounts.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Chance of
                    precipitation 50 percent.
Max temperature.....44-49.
Min humidity........57-62 percent.
20-foot winds.......North winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around
                    25 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........2 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......Scattered 0.05 to 0.10 inch amounts.
Mixing height.......Around 2500 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Northeast around 18 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 45000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows 30 TO
35. Northeast winds 7 to 12 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 45 TO 50. Northeast winds 7 to
12 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 30 TO 35. Northeast winds
5 to 9 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Highs 45 TO 50. Northeast winds 5 to
7 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow.
Lows 30 TO 35. Northeast winds 5 to 6 mph. Chance of
precipitation 20 percent.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. North winds 5 to 7 mph.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 30 TO 35. Northeast winds
5 to 7 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. Northeast winds 5 to
9 mph.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 30 TO 35. Northeast winds
5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. East winds 7 to
12 mph.

$$

MNZ077-078-084-085-092-093-240030-
Rice-Goodhue-Waseca-Steele-Faribault-Freeborn-
Including the cities of Faribault, Red Wing, Waseca, Owatonna,
Blue Earth, and Albert Lea
336 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Slight chance of rain after 1200 until
                    1300, then chance of rain showers and isolated
                    thunderstorms. Chance of precipitation 50
                    percent.
Max temperature.....40-45.
Min humidity........56-61 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to
                    around 30 mph.
LAL.................1 until 1300, then 2.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Hours of sun........1 Hour.
Chance of Precipitation.......Scattered trace to 0.05 inch amounts.
Mixing height.......Around 1700 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....South around 29 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 50000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of rain showers and isolated
                    thunderstorms until 0100, then rain showers and
                    scattered thunderstorms. Chance of
                    precipitation 80 percent.
Min temperature.....37-42.
Max humidity........93-98 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 11 to 16 mph with gusts to
                    around 25 mph shifting to the east 5 to 8 mph
                    early in the morning.
LAL.................2 until 2200, then 3 until 0400, then 2.
Chance of Precipitation.......Widespread 0.30 to 0.50 inch amounts.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain. Chance of rain 90 percent.
Max temperature.....44-49.
Min humidity........73-78 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 8 to 13 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph
                    in the late morning and afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Hours of sun........None.
Chance of Precipitation.......Widespread 0.30 to 0.50 inch amounts.
Mixing height.......Around 1700 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Northeast around 20 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 35000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Rain likely. Lows 35 TO 40. Northeast winds 10 to
15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of  rain 70 percent.
.SATURDAY...Cloudy. Chance of rain. Highs 40 TO 45. Northeast
winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of  rain
50 percent.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows
35 TO 40. Northeast winds 7 to 12 mph. Chance of  rain
20 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Highs 45 TO 50.
Northeast winds 5 to 8 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows 35 TO 40. North winds 5 to
8 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Highs 50 TO 55. North winds 5 to 8 mph.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 35 TO 40. North winds 5 to
8 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. Northeast winds 5 to
10 mph.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 35 TO 40. Northeast winds
5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. East winds 6 to
11 mph.

$$

MNZ053-060>063-070-WIZ014-015-023-240030-
Chisago-Hennepin-Anoka-Ramsey-Washington-Dakota-Polk-Barron-
St. Croix-
Including the cities of Center City, Minneapolis, Blaine,
St Paul, Stillwater, Hastings, Osceola, Rice Lake, and Hudson
336 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of rain showers after 1400 until
                    1800. isolated thunderstorms after 1600. rain
                    showers likely after 1800. Chance of
                    precipitation 70 percent.
Max temperature.....37-42.
Min humidity........51-56 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 12 to 17 mph with gusts to
                    around 30 mph.
LAL.................1 until 1600, then 2.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........1 Hour.
Chance of Precipitation.......Areas of trace to 0.05 inch amounts.
Mixing height.......Around 2000 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....South around 24 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 48000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Isolated thunderstorms until 0100. rain
                    showers. Chance of precipitation 80 percent.
Min temperature.....33-38.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 7 to 12 mph shifting to the
                    northeast 5 to 8 mph early in the morning.
LAL.................2 until 0100, then 1.
Chance of Precipitation.......Widespread 0.20 to 0.30 inch amounts.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain until 1300, then chance of
                    rain. Chance of rain 90 percent.
Max temperature.....43-48.
Min humidity........62-67 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 6 to 11 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........1 Hour.
Chance of Precipitation.......Widespread 0.20 to 0.30 inch amounts.
Mixing height.......Around 2100 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Northeast around 19 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 39000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain possibly mixed with
freezing rain and snow. Lows 30 TO 35. Northeast winds 7 to
12 mph. Chance of  precipitation 50 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Highs 45 TO 50.
Northeast winds 8 to 13 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and
freezing rain. Lows 30 TO 35. Northeast winds 5 to 9 mph. Chance
of  precipitation 20 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and freezing rain.
Highs 45 TO 50. Northeast winds 5 to 7 mph. Chance of
precipitation 20 percent.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow.
Lows 35 TO 40. North winds 5 to 6 mph. Chance of  precipitation
20 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Highs 45 TO 50. North winds 5 to 7 mph.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 30 TO 35. North winds 5 to
6 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. North winds 5 to 8 mph.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 30 TO 35. Northeast winds
5 to 8 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. East winds 5 to 9 mph.

$$

WIZ016-024>028-240030-
Rusk-Pierce-Dunn-Pepin-Chippewa-Eau Claire-
Including the cities of Ladysmith, River Falls, Prescott,
Menomonie, Durand, Chippewa Falls, and Eau Claire
336 AM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers after
                    1400. isolated thunderstorms after 1600. Chance
                    of precipitation 50 percent.
Max temperature.....38-43.
Min humidity........47-52 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 11 to 16 mph with gusts to
                    around 25 mph.
LAL.................1 until 1600, then 2.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........1 Hour.
Chance of Precipitation.......Scattered trace to 0.05 inch amounts.
Mixing height.......Around 2300 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....South around 25 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 56000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of rain showers and isolated
                    thunderstorms until 2200, then rain showers.
                    Chance of precipitation 80 percent.
Min temperature.....33-38.
Max humidity........92-97 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 6 to 11 mph shifting to the
                    northeast early in the morning.
LAL.................2 until 2200, then 1.
Chance of Precipitation.......Widespread 0.20 to 0.30 inch amounts.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain. Chance of rain 90 percent.
Max temperature.....42-47.
Min humidity........68-73 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........None.
Chance of Precipitation.......Widespread 0.30 to 0.50 inch amounts.
Mixing height.......Around 1900 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Northeast around 17 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 32000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Rain likely possibly mixed with freezing rain.
Lows 30 TO 35. Northeast winds 6 to 11 mph. Chance of
precipitation 70 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain possibly mixed
with freezing rain. Highs 45 TO 50. Northeast winds 8 to 13 mph.
Chance of  precipitation 50 percent.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain possibly
mixed with freezing rain. Lows 30 TO 35. Northeast winds 5 to
10 mph. Chance of  precipitation 20 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and freezing rain.
Highs 45 TO 50. Northeast winds 5 to 7 mph. Chance of
precipitation 20 percent.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow.
Lows 35 TO 40. North winds around 5 mph. Chance of  precipitation
20 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Highs 45 TO 50.
North winds 5 to 6 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 30 TO 35. North winds 5 to
6 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. North winds 5 to 9 mph.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 30 TO 35. Northeast winds
5 to 7 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. East winds 5 to 9 mph.

$$


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