Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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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
358 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Not a lot of fire weather concern with near normal temperatures
and rain moving through the southern two thirds of the area today.
Clouds and the threat of showers will linger to the far southeast
tonight into Saturday. Drier conditions return by Tuesday across
the entire area with high temperatures warming through the 50s.

MNZ041-047-048-054>056-250015-
Douglas-Stevens-Pope-Lac Qui Parle-Swift-Chippewa-
Including the cities of Alexandria, Morris, Glenwood, Madison,
Benson, and Montevideo
358 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers
                    until 1000. Areas of fog until 1000, then
                    widespread fog until 1200, then patchy fog
                    until 1300. Chance of showers 20 percent.
Max temperature.....43-48.
Min humidity........62-67 percent.
20-foot winds.......North winds 11 to 16 mph with gusts to around
                    25 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........2 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 0 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....North around 25 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 0 or poor (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....27-32.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 8 to 13 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph
                    early in the evening.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....45-50.
Min humidity........55-60 percent.
20-foot winds.......East winds 6 to 11 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........8 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 0 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....East around 17 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 0 or poor (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows 30 TO 35. East winds 5 to
9 mph.
.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. Lows 35 TO 40. North winds 5 to
7 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. North winds 5 to 9 mph.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 35 TO 40. North winds 5 to
8 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 55 TO 60. Northeast winds 5 to
8 mph.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows 35 TO
40. East winds 5 to 9 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Highs 50 TO 55.
Southeast winds 7 to 12 mph. Chance of  rain 40 percent.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows 35 TO 40.
South winds 7 to 12 mph. Chance of  rain 30 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 55 TO 60. Southeast winds 6 to
10 mph.

$$

MNZ064>069-073>076-082-083-091-250015-
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
358 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Areas of fog until 1200. patchy fog
                    after 1200 until 1300. Rain showers until 1100.
                    chance of rain showers after 1100. Chance of
                    showers 90 percent.
Max temperature.....42-47.
Min humidity........73-78 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 12 to 17 mph with gusts to
                    around 30 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........None.
Chance of Precipitation.......Areas of 0.10 to 0.20 inch amounts.
Mixing height.......Around 0 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Northeast around 25 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 0 or poor (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Chance of rain
                    50 percent.
Min temperature.....30-35.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 11 to 16 mph with gusts to
                    around 25 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......Scattered trace to 0.05 inch amounts.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Chance of
                    rain 20 percent.
Max temperature.....44-49.
Min humidity........62-67 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 11 to 16 mph with gusts to
                    around 25 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........3 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None trace to 0.05 inch amounts.
Mixing height.......Around 0 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Northeast around 21 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 0 or poor (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows
35 TO 40. Northeast winds 6 to 11 mph. Chance of  rain
20 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Highs 45 TO 50.
North winds 5 to 9 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.
.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 10 mph.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 35 TO 40. North winds 5 to
10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 55 TO 60. Northeast winds 5 to
9 mph.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 35 TO 40. East winds 5 to
8 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny. Chance of rain. Highs 55 TO 60.
Southeast winds 7 to 12 mph. Chance of  rain 40 percent.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows
35 TO 40. South winds 6 to 11 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 55 TO 60. Southeast winds 6 to
11 mph.

$$

MNZ042>045-049>052-057>059-250015-
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
358 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Areas of fog until 1200. patchy
                    fog after 1200 until 1300. Chance of rain
                    showers until 1300. Chance of showers 50
                    percent.
Max temperature.....43-48.
Min humidity........61-66 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........1 Hour.
Chance of Precipitation.......Isolated None.
Mixing height.......Around 0 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....North around 21 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 0 or poor (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy until 2100, then partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....27-32.
Max humidity........93-98 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 7 to 12 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....44-49.
Min humidity........52-57 percent.
20-foot winds.......East winds 7 to 12 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........7 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 0 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....East around 17 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 0 or poor (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.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 possibly mixed
with freezing rain. Highs 40 TO 45. Northeast winds 5 to 7 mph.
Chance of  precipitation 20 percent.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows 30 TO
35. North winds 5 to 7 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. North winds 5 to 9 mph.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 30 TO 35. North winds 5 to
9 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. Northeast winds 5 to
8 mph.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 30 TO 35. East winds 5 to
8 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny. Chance of rain. Highs 50 TO 55.
Southeast winds 7 to 12 mph. Chance of  rain 40 percent.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows 35 TO 40.
South winds 6 to 11 mph. Chance of  rain 40 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 55 TO 60. South winds 5 to
10 mph.

$$

MNZ077-078-084-085-092-093-250015-
Rice-Goodhue-Waseca-Steele-Faribault-Freeborn-
Including the cities of Faribault, Red Wing, Waseca, Owatonna,
Blue Earth, and Albert Lea
358 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Patchy fog until 1300. Rain showers.
                    Chance of showers 90 percent.
Max temperature.....41-46.
Min humidity........75-80 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to
                    around 25 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Hours of sun........None.
Chance of Precipitation.......Widespread 0.20 to 0.30 inch amounts.
Mixing height.......Around 0 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Northeast around 23 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 0 or poor (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain until 0100, then chance of rain
                    until 0400, then rain likely. Chance of rain 90
                    percent.
Min temperature.....32-37.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to
                    around 25 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......Widespread 0.10 to 0.20 inch amounts.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of rain. Chance of rain 50
                    percent.
Max temperature.....42-47.
Min humidity........67-72 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 11 to 16 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 0 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Northeast around 23 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 0 or poor (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows 35 TO 40.
Northeast winds 6 to 11 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.
.SUNDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Highs 45 TO 50.
North 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 10 mph.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 35 TO 40. North winds 5 to
10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. North winds 5 to 9 mph.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 35 TO 40. East winds 5 to
8 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. Southeast winds 6 to
11 mph.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows 35 TO 40.
Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of  rain 30 percent.
.THURSDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 55 TO 60. Southeast winds 5 to
10 mph.

$$

MNZ053-060>063-070-WIZ014-015-023-250015-
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
358 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Areas of fog until 1000. patchy fog
                    after 1000 until 1300. Rain showers likely
                    until 1100. chance of rain showers after 1100.
                    Chance of showers 70 percent.
Max temperature.....41-46.
Min humidity........67-72 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 7 to 12 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........None.
Chance of Precipitation.......Areas of 0.10 to 0.20 inch amounts.
Mixing height.......Around 0 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Northeast around 19 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 0 or poor (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain until 0400.
                    Chance of rain 50 percent.
Min temperature.....28-33.
Max humidity........90-95 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 6 to 11 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......Scattered None.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain after
                    1300. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Max temperature.....44-49.
Min humidity........54-59 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 7 to 12 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........4 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 0 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Northeast around 19 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 0 or poor (Ave 12-6 PM).


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

$$

WIZ016-024>028-250015-
Rusk-Pierce-Dunn-Pepin-Chippewa-Eau Claire-
Including the cities of Ladysmith, River Falls, Prescott,
Menomonie, Durand, Chippewa Falls, and Eau Claire
358 AM CDT Fri Mar 24 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Patchy fog until 1200. Rain showers
                    until 1500, then chance of rain showers. Chance
                    of showers 90 percent.
Max temperature.....40-45.
Min humidity........73-78 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 0 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Northeast around 17 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 0 or poor (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain until 0400.
                    slight chance of light freezing rain after
                    0300. Chance of precipitation 50 percent.
Min temperature.....29-34.
Max humidity........90-95 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 6 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph
                    after midnight.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......Scattered trace to 0.05 inch amounts.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of light freezing
                    rain until 0800. slight chance of rain. Chance
                    of precipitation 20 percent.
Max temperature.....43-48.
Min humidity........58-63 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 8 to 13 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........3 or very low.
Hours of sun........2 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......Isolated trace to 0.05 inch amounts.
Mixing height.......Around 0 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Northeast around 20 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 0 or poor (Ave 12-6 PM).


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

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