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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
308 PM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

.DISCUSSION...Not a lot of fire weather concern with near normal
temperatures and rain moving through the area, especially southern
MN.  Also expect overcast skies for the next several days.

MNZ041-047-048-054>056-241215-
Douglas-Stevens-Pope-Lac Qui Parle-Swift-Chippewa-
Including the cities of Alexandria, Morris, Glenwood, Madison,
Benson, and Montevideo
308 PM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers likely and slight chance
                    of thunderstorms until 0100, then chance of
                    rain showers. Chance of precipitation 70
                    percent.
Min temperature.....33-38.
Max humidity........90-95 percent.
20-foot winds.......East winds 5 to 9 mph shifting to the north 7
                    to 12 mph after midnight.
LAL.................2 until 0100, then 1.
Chance of Precipitation.......Areas of trace to 0.05 inch amounts.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers until
                    1800. Chance of showers 50 percent.
Max temperature.....42-47.
Min humidity........61-66 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.......Isolated None.
Mixing height.......Around 2300 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....North around 19 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 43000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....27-32.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 8 to 13 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....43-48.
Min humidity........57-62 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 2900 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....East around 14 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 40000 or good (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. Highs 45 TO 50. Northeast winds 5 to
8 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows 35 TO 40. Northeast winds
5 to 6 mph.
.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
8 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. Northeast winds 5 to
9 mph.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 35 TO 40. East winds 5 to
9 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain. Highs 50 TO 55.
Southeast winds 7 to 12 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows
35 TO 40. Southeast winds 7 to 11 mph. Chance of  rain
20 percent.
.THURSDAY...Partly sunny. Chance of rain. Highs 50 TO 55.
Southeast winds 8 to 12 mph. Chance of  rain 30 percent.

$$

MNZ064>069-073>076-082-083-091-241215-
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
308 PM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of rain showers until 2300.
                    slight chance of thunderstorms. rain showers
                    after 2300. Chance of precipitation near 100
                    percent.
Min temperature.....37-42.
Max humidity........92-97 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 7 to 12 mph shifting to the
                    northeast 10 to 15 mph with gusts to around 25
                    mph after midnight.
LAL.................2.
Chance of Precipitation.......Widespread 0.20 to 0.30 inch amounts.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers until 1100, then chance of
                    rain showers. Chance of showers near 100
                    percent.
Max temperature.....42-47.
Min humidity........72-77 percent.
20-foot winds.......North winds 13 to 18 mph with gusts to around
                    30 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 2300 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Northeast around 21 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 47000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
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 30 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.....43-48.
Min humidity........64-69 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.......Isolated None.
Mixing height.......Around 2700 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....East around 19 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 49000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).


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

$$

MNZ042>045-049>052-057>059-241215-
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
308 PM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms until
                    0100. rain showers. slight chance of light
                    freezing rain after 0100. Chance of
                    precipitation near 100 percent.
Min temperature.....33-38.
Max humidity........89-94 percent.
20-foot winds.......East winds 5 to 9 mph shifting to the north 6
                    to 11 mph after midnight.
LAL.................2 until 0100, then 1.
Chance of Precipitation.......Widespread 0.05 to 0.10 inch amounts.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Chance
                    of showers 50 percent.
Max temperature.....43-48.
Min humidity........61-66 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........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 18 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 43000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy until 2000, then partly cloudy.
                    Slight chance of rain until 0100. Chance of
                    rain 20 percent.
Min temperature.....26-31.
Max humidity........92-97 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 7 to 12 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....42-47.
Min humidity........55-60 percent.
20-foot winds.......East winds 7 to 12 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........6 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 2900 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....East around 15 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 44000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).


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

$$

MNZ077-078-084-085-092-093-241215-
Rice-Goodhue-Waseca-Steele-Faribault-Freeborn-
Including the cities of Faribault, Red Wing, Waseca, Owatonna,
Blue Earth, and Albert Lea
308 PM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of rain showers until 0100.
                    slight chance of thunderstorms. rain showers
                    after 0100. Chance of precipitation near 100
                    percent.
Min temperature.....38-43.
Max humidity........92-97 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to
                    around 25 mph shifting to the east 5 to 9 mph
                    late in the night.
LAL.................2.
Chance of Precipitation.......Widespread 0.30 to 0.50 inch amounts.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers. Chance of showers near
                    100 percent.
Max temperature.....41-46.
Min humidity........74-79 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30
                    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 21 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 37000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain. Chance of rain 90 percent.
Min temperature.....32-37.
Max humidity........91-96 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.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Chance of rain
                    50 percent.
Max temperature.....41-46.
Min humidity........67-72 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 11 to 16 mph with gusts to
                    around 25 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........1 Hour.
Chance of Precipitation.......Scattered None.
Mixing height.......Around 2100 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Northeast around 23 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 48000 or good (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.
Northeast winds 5 to 8 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows 35 TO
40. North winds 5 to 7 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. Highs 50 TO 55. North winds 5 to 9 mph.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 35 TO 40. North winds 5 to
9 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. North winds 5 to 9 mph.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 35 TO 40. Northeast winds
5 to 9 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. Southeast winds 5 to
10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows
35 TO 40. Southeast winds 6 to 11 mph. Chance of  rain
20 percent.
.THURSDAY...Partly sunny. Chance of rain. Highs 50 TO 55.
Southeast winds 7 to 11 mph. Chance of  rain 30 percent.

$$

MNZ053-060>063-070-WIZ014-015-023-241215-
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
308 PM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Slight chance of thunderstorms until
                    0100. rain showers. Chance of precipitation
                    near 100 percent.
Min temperature.....35-40.
Max humidity........91-96 percent.
20-foot winds.......East winds 6 to 11 mph shifting to the
                    northeast 5 to 8 mph late in the night.
LAL.................2 until 0100, then 1.
Chance of Precipitation.......Widespread 0.10 to 0.20 inch amounts.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely until 1000,
                    then chance of rain showers. Chance of showers
                    70 percent.
Max temperature.....41-46.
Min humidity........67-72 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 7 to 12 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph
                    in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........1 Hour.
Chance of Precipitation.......Areas of 0.10 to 0.20 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 44000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. slight chance of
                    snow after 2300 until 0100. Chance of
                    precipitation 50 percent.
Min temperature.....28-33.
Max humidity........93-98 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 7 to 11 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.....43-48.
Min humidity........56-61 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 7 to 12 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph
                    until late afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........4 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 2800 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....East around 18 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 50000 or good (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...Cloudy. Slight chance of rain possibly mixed with
freezing rain and. Highs 40 TO 45. 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 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. East winds 5 to 9 mph.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow.
Lows 35 TO 40. East winds 5 to 9 mph. Chance of  precipitation
20 percent.
.THURSDAY...Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain possibly mixed
with snow. Highs 50 TO 55. Southeast winds 6 to 10 mph. Chance of
 precipitation 20 percent.

$$

WIZ016-024>028-241215-
Rusk-Pierce-Dunn-Pepin-Chippewa-Eau Claire-
Including the cities of Ladysmith, River Falls, Prescott,
Menomonie, Durand, Chippewa Falls, and Eau Claire
308 PM CDT Thu Mar 23 2017

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers and slight chance of
                    thunderstorms. Chance of precipitation near 100
                    percent.
Min temperature.....35-40.
Max humidity........90-95 percent.
20-foot winds.......East winds 6 to 11 mph.
LAL.................2.
Chance of Precipitation.......Widespread 0.10 to 0.20 inch amounts.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers until 1800, then chance of
                    rain showers. Chance of showers near 100
                    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 2100 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Northeast around 17 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 37000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.FRIDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow until 0100.
                    chance of rain. chance of light freezing rain
                    and sleet after 0100. Chance of precipitation
                    50 percent.
Min temperature.....29-34.
Max humidity........90-95 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 6 to 11 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......Scattered trace to 0.05 inch amounts.

.SATURDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of sleet until
                    0800. chance of light freezing rain until 0900.
                    chance of rain. Chance of precipitation 40
                    percent.
Max temperature.....42-47.
Min humidity........57-62 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 7 to 12 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........2 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......Isolated None.
Mixing height.......Around 2700 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....East around 21 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 54000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).


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

$$


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