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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
303 AM CDT Wed Mar 22 2017

.DISCUSSION...

A ridge of high pressure that was centered north of the Great Lakes
early this morning, will move southeast across the Ohio Valley by
Thursday. Return flow and moisture will advect into the region over
the next 24 hours as low pressure develops in the plains.
Precipitation is likely Thursday, and into Friday as moisture
interacts with a frontal boundary.

MNZ041-047-048-054>056-064-230030-
Douglas-Stevens-Pope-Lac Qui Parle-Swift-Chippewa-Yellow Medicine-
Including the cities of Alexandria, Morris, Glenwood, Madison,
Benson, Montevideo, and Granite Falls
303 AM CDT Wed Mar 22 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Slight chance of snow after 1200
                    until 1600. slight chance of rain after 1400
                    until 1700. Chance of precipitation 20 percent.
Max temperature.....33-38.
Min humidity........40-45 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 15 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........3 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......Isolated trace amounts.
Mixing height.......Around 2800 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Southeast around 26 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 71000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy until 2400, then partly cloudy
                    until 0300, then mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....29-34.
Max humidity........80-85 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 14 to 19 mph with gusts to
                    around 30 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of light freezing rain
                    until 1000. chance of rain. Chance of
                    precipitation 50 percent.
Max temperature.....42-47.
Min humidity........67-72 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 12 to 17 mph. Gusts up to 30
                    mph until late afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Hours of sun........1 Hour.
Chance of Precipitation.......Scattered trace to 0.05 inch amounts.
Mixing height.......Around 1500 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....South around 22 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 33000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain possibly mixed
with freezing rain. Lows 35 TO 40. Northeast winds 7 to 12 mph.
Chance of  precipitation 50 percent.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain possibly mixed with
freezing rain and. Highs 45 TO 50. North winds 10 to 15 mph with
gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of  precipitation 50 percent.
.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. Slight chance of rain. Highs 45 TO 50.
East winds 8 to 13 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow.
Lows 35 TO 40. East winds 7 to 12 mph. Chance of  precipitation
20 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Highs 45 TO 50.
East winds 5 to 9 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow and rain. Lows
35 TO 40. East winds 5 to 8 mph. Chance of  precipitation
40 percent.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain. Highs 50 TO 55.
North winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 30 TO 35. North winds 5 to
10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. Northeast winds 6 to
10 mph.

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MNZ065>067-073>075-082-083-091-092-230030-
Renville-McLeod-Sibley-Redwood-Brown-Nicollet-Watonwan-Blue Earth-
Martin-Faribault-
Including the cities of Olivia, Hutchinson, Gaylord,
Redwood Falls, New Ulm, St Peter, St James, Mankato, Fairmont,
and Blue Earth
303 AM CDT Wed Mar 22 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....35-40.
Min humidity........40-45 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 11 to 16 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........4 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None.
Mixing height.......Around 2900 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....South around 22 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 65000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....29-34.
Max humidity........78-83 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 12 to 17 mph with gusts to
                    around 30 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of light freezing rain
                    until 1100. chance of rain. Chance of
                    precipitation 50 percent.
Max temperature.....42-47.
Min humidity........67-72 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 13 to 18 mph with gusts to
                    around 30 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Hours of sun........1 Hour.
Chance of Precipitation.......Scattered trace to 0.05 inch amounts.
Mixing height.......Around 1300 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....South around 25 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 34000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Rain likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Lows 35 TO 40. Southeast winds 8 to 13 mph. Chance of
precipitation 70 percent.
.FRIDAY...Rain likely. Highs 45 TO 50. North winds 8 to 13 mph.
Chance of  rain 70 percent.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows 35 TO 40.
Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance
of  rain 50 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Highs 45 TO 50.
Northeast winds 11 to 16 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance
of  rain 50 percent.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows 35 TO 40.
Northeast winds 8 to 13 mph. Chance of  rain 50 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Highs 45 TO 50.
Northeast winds 6 to 10 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows 35 TO 40.
Northeast winds 5 to 8 mph. Chance of  rain 40 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Highs 50 TO 55.
North winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 30 TO 35. North winds 5 to
10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. North winds 6 to 10 mph.

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MNZ042>045-049-050-057-058-230030-
Todd-Morrison-Mille Lacs-Kanabec-Stearns-Benton-Kandiyohi-Meeker-
Including the cities of Long Prairie, Little Falls, Princeton,
Mora, St Cloud, Foley, Willmar, and Litchfield
303 AM CDT Wed Mar 22 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain after 1600
                    until 1700. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Max temperature.....34-39.
Min humidity........29-34 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 12 to 17 mph. Gusts up to 30
                    mph in the late morning and afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........5 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......Isolated trace amounts.
Mixing height.......Around 3100 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....South around 21 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 68000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....27-32.
Max humidity........73-78 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 11 to 16 mph with gusts to
                    around 25 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of sleet, freezing rain
                    and snow until 1300. chance of rain. Chance of
                    precipitation 50 percent.
Max temperature.....39-44.
Min humidity........63-68 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 11 to 16 mph. Gusts up to 30
                    mph until late afternoon.
LAL.................1.
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 21 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 35000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Cloudy. Chance of rain possibly mixed with
freezing rain. Lows 30 TO 35. East winds 5 to 9 mph. Chance of
precipitation 50 percent.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain possibly mixed with
freezing rain and. Highs 45 TO 50. North winds 7 to 12 mph.
Chance of  precipitation 50 percent.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 30 TO 35. Northeast winds
6 to 11 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 45 TO 50. East winds 10 to 15 mph
with gusts to around 25 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow.
Lows 30 TO 35. East winds 7 to 12 mph. Chance of  precipitation
20 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain possibly mixed with snow.
Highs 45 TO 50. East winds 5 to 9 mph. Chance of  precipitation
40 percent.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and snow. Lows
30 TO 35. East winds 5 to 8 mph. Chance of  precipitation
40 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain possibly mixed with snow
and. Highs 45 TO 50. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of
precipitation 50 percent.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 30 TO 35. North winds 5 to
9 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. North winds 5 to 9 mph.

$$

MNZ084-085-093-230030-
Waseca-Steele-Freeborn-
Including the cities of Waseca, Owatonna, and Albert Lea
303 AM CDT Wed Mar 22 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....35-40.
Min humidity........37-42 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 8 to 13 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........6 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 2700 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....South around 19 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 51000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....28-33.
Max humidity........74-79 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 12 to 17 mph. Gusts up to 30
                    mph after midnight.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and freezing rain
                    possibly mixed with sleet until 1300, then rain
                    likely. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.
Max temperature.....40-45.
Min humidity........64-69 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 13 to 18 mph with gusts to
                    around 30 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........2 or very low.
Hours of sun........1 Hour.
Chance of Precipitation.......Areas of trace to 0.05 inch amounts.
Mixing height.......Around 1000 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....South around 27 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 28000 or fair (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Rain likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Lows 35 TO 40. South winds 8 to 13 mph. Chance of  precipitation
70 percent.
.FRIDAY...Rain likely. Highs 45 TO 50. Northeast winds 6 to
11 mph. Chance of  rain 70 percent.
.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...Rain likely. Highs 45 TO 50. Northeast winds 11 to
16 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of  rain 70 percent.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows 35 TO 40.
East winds 8 to 13 mph. Chance of  rain 50 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Highs 50 TO 55.
Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows 35 TO
40. East winds 5 to 7 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Highs 50 TO 55.
North winds 5 to 9 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows 30 TO 35. North winds 6 to
9 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. North winds 7 to 10 mph.

$$

MNZ051>053-059>063-068>070-076>078-230030-
Sherburne-Isanti-Chisago-Wright-Hennepin-Anoka-Ramsey-Washington-
Carver-Scott-Dakota-Le Sueur-Rice-Goodhue-
Including the cities of Elk River, Cambridge, Center City,
Monticello, Minneapolis, Blaine, St Paul, Stillwater, Chaska,
Shakopee, Hastings, Le Sueur, Faribault, and Red Wing
303 AM CDT Wed Mar 22 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....37-42.
Min humidity........29-34 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 8 to 13 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........6 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 3300 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....South around 18 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 64000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....28-33.
Max humidity........74-79 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 11 to 16 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain possibly mixed
                    with sleet, freezing rain and snow until 1300,
                    then rain likely. Chance of precipitation 70
                    percent.
Max temperature.....39-44.
Min humidity........61-66 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 12 to 17 mph with gusts to
                    around 30 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Hours of sun........1 Hour.
Chance of Precipitation.......Areas of trace to 0.05 inch amounts.
Mixing height.......Around 1800 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....South around 23 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 40000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Rain likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Lows 35 TO 40. Southeast winds 7 to 12 mph. Chance of
precipitation 70 percent.
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Highs 45 TO 50. North
winds 6 to 11 mph. Chance of  rain 50 percent.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows 30 TO 35.
Northeast winds 8 to 13 mph. Chance of  rain 50 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Highs 45 TO 50.
Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance
of  rain 50 percent.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain possibly mixed
with snow. Lows 35 TO 40. East winds 8 to 13 mph. Chance of
precipitation 50 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Highs 45 TO 50.
Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of  rain 40 percent.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain possibly mixed with
snow and. Lows 35 TO 40. East winds 5 to 7 mph. Chance of
precipitation 40 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Highs 45 TO 50. North
winds 5 to 9 mph. Chance of  rain 40 percent.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 30 TO 35. North winds 5 to
9 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

$$

WIZ014>016-023>028-230030-
Polk-Barron-Rusk-St. Croix-Pierce-Dunn-Pepin-Chippewa-Eau Claire-
Including the cities of Osceola, Rice Lake, Ladysmith, Hudson,
River Falls, Prescott, Menomonie, Durand, Chippewa Falls,
and Eau Claire
303 AM CDT Wed Mar 22 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....36-41.
Min humidity........20-25 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 6 to 11 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........8 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 3700 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....South around 14 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 51000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow after 0100
                    until 0400. Chance of snow 20 percent.
Min temperature.....26-31.
Max humidity........69-74 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 8 to 13 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......Isolated trace amounts.

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of snow until
                    1000. slight chance of rain after 0900 until
                    1300, then rain likely. Chance of precipitation
                    70 percent.
Max temperature.....37-42.
Min humidity........52-57 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 11 to 16 mph with gusts to
                    around 30 mph.
LAL.................1.
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 25 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 52000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Rain likely possibly mixed with freezing rain.
Lows 30 TO 35. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of
precipitation 70 percent.
.FRIDAY...Rain likely possibly mixed with freezing rain. Highs
45 TO 50. Northeast winds 5 to 9 mph. Chance of  precipitation
70 percent.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain possibly mixed with
snow. Lows 30 TO 35. Northeast winds 6 to 11 mph. Chance of
precipitation 50 percent.
.SATURDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Highs 45 TO 50.
East winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of
rain 20 percent.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain possibly mixed
with snow. Lows 35 TO 40. East winds 6 to 11 mph. Chance of
precipitation 50 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Highs 45 TO 50. East
winds 5 to 9 mph. Chance of  rain 40 percent.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows 30 TO
35. East winds 5 to 7 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain possibly mixed with snow.
Highs 45 TO 50. Northwest winds 5 to 7 mph. Chance of
precipitation 40 percent.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows 30 TO
35. North winds 5 to 8 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 45 TO 50. North winds 5 to 9 mph.

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