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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
317 AM CDT Tue Mar 28 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Sunshine should be prevalent today along with light winds.
Relative humidity levels will drop to around 35 percent into
central Minnesota and 45 percent elsewhere this afternoon. A storm
system will travel across the mid Mississippi River Valley
Wednesday into Thursday ushering is more clouds and some light
rain to mainly the southern third of Minnesota. Drier air will
return for Thursday night into Saturday. Temperatures will remain
above normal through the period.

MNZ041-047-048-054>056-290030-
Douglas-Stevens-Pope-Lac Qui Parle-Swift-Chippewa-
Including the cities of Alexandria, Morris, Glenwood, Madison,
Benson, and Montevideo
317 AM CDT Tue Mar 28 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Patchy fog until 0800.
Max temperature.....58-63.
Min humidity........34-39 percent.
20-foot winds.......East winds 5 to 7 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........9 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 5400 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....East around 9 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 47000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy until 0300, then mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....35-40.
Max humidity........92-97 percent.
20-foot winds.......East winds 5 to 8 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Max temperature.....51-56.
Min humidity........44-49 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 7 to 12 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph
                    in the late morning and afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........2 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 3900 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Southeast around 18 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 69000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).


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

$$

MNZ042>045-049-050-057-058-290030-
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
317 AM CDT Tue Mar 28 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Patchy fog until 0800.
Max temperature.....56-61.
Min humidity........31-36 percent.
20-foot winds.......Light winds becoming east 5 to 7 mph in the
                    late morning and afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........11 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 4800 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....East around 7 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 32000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy until 0600, then mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....32-37.
Max humidity........93-98 percent.
20-foot winds.......East winds 5 to 7 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Max temperature.....50-55.
Min humidity........43-48 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 6 to 11 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........2 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 3900 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Southeast around 16 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 62000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).


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

$$

MNZ051>053-059>063-068>070-290030-
Sherburne-Isanti-Chisago-Wright-Hennepin-Anoka-Ramsey-Washington-
Carver-Scott-Dakota-
Including the cities of Elk River, Cambridge, Center City,
Monticello, Minneapolis, Blaine, St Paul, Stillwater, Chaska,
Shakopee, and Hastings
317 AM CDT Tue Mar 28 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Areas of fog until 0800. patchy
                    fog after 0800 until 0900.
Max temperature.....56-61.
Min humidity........34-39 percent.
20-foot winds.......Light winds becoming northeast 5 to 7 mph in
                    the late morning and afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........11 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 4300 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....East around 8 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 35000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy until 0600, then mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....33-38.
Max humidity........93-98 percent.
20-foot winds.......East winds 5 to 6 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Max temperature.....50-55.
Min humidity........46-51 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........2 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 3700 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Southeast around 17 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 61000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).


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

$$

MNZ064>067-073>075-082-290030-
Yellow Medicine-Renville-McLeod-Sibley-Redwood-Brown-Nicollet-
Watonwan-
Including the cities of Granite Falls, Olivia, Hutchinson,
Gaylord, Redwood Falls, New Ulm, St Peter, and St James
317 AM CDT Tue Mar 28 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Patchy fog until 0800.
Max temperature.....57-62.
Min humidity........35-40 percent.
20-foot winds.......Light winds becoming east 5 to 8 mph in the
                    late morning and afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........9 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 5100 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....East around 11 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 57000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy until 0100, then mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....36-41.
Max humidity........90-95 percent.
20-foot winds.......East winds 5 to 7 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain after
                    1300. Chance of rain 20 percent.
Max temperature.....48-53.
Min humidity........51-56 percent.
20-foot winds.......East winds 8 to 13 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in
                    the late morning and afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........1 Hour.
Chance of Precipitation.......Isolated trace to 0.05 inch amounts.
Mixing height.......Around 3400 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Southeast around 19 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 64000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).


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

$$

MNZ076-077-083>085-091>093-290030-
Le Sueur-Rice-Blue Earth-Waseca-Steele-Martin-Faribault-Freeborn-
Including the cities of Le Sueur, Faribault, Mankato, Waseca,
Owatonna, Fairmont, Blue Earth, and Albert Lea
317 AM CDT Tue Mar 28 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Areas of fog until 0800, then
                    patchy fog until 0900.
Max temperature.....55-60.
Min humidity........45-50 percent.
20-foot winds.......Light winds becoming east 5 to 9 mph in the
                    late morning and afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........9 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 3900 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....East around 11 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 42000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy until 0100, then mostly cloudy.
Min temperature.....34-39.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
20-foot winds.......East winds 5 to 8 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Chance of rain
                    50 percent.
Max temperature.....46-51.
Min humidity........55-60 percent.
20-foot winds.......East winds 8 to 13 mph. Gusts up to 25 mph in
                    the late morning and afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........1 Hour.
Chance of Precipitation.......Scattered trace to 0.05 inch amounts.
Mixing height.......Around 2900 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....East around 20 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 59000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Rain likely possibly mixed with snow and
freezing rain. Lows 35 TO 40. East winds 8 to 13 mph. Chance of
precipitation 70 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Highs 45 TO 50.
East winds 7 to 12 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 30 TO 35. Northeast winds
5 to 10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. Northeast winds 5 to
10 mph.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 35 TO 40. East winds 5 to
8 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 55 TO 60. Southwest winds 5 to
6 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 35 TO 40. Southwest winds
5 to 6 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 55 TO 60. South winds 5 to 9 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows 40 TO
45. South winds 5 to 9 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain. Highs 55 TO 60.
South winds 5 to 9 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.

$$

WIZ014-015-023-290030-
Polk-Barron-St. Croix-
Including the cities of Osceola, Rice Lake, and Hudson
317 AM CDT Tue Mar 28 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Patchy fog until 0800.
Max temperature.....53-58.
Min humidity........39-44 percent.
20-foot winds.......Light winds becoming east 5 to 6 mph in the
                    late morning and afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........11 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 3700 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Northeast around 7 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 24000 or fair (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....30-35.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
20-foot winds.......East winds 5 to 7 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Max temperature.....48-53.
Min humidity........46-51 percent.
20-foot winds.......East winds 5 to 9 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........2 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 3600 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Southeast around 14 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 51000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of snow and rain. Lows
30 TO 35. East winds 5 to 8 mph. Chance of  precipitation
40 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Highs 45 TO 50. East winds 5 to
10 mph.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 30 TO 35. East winds 5 to
7 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. Northeast winds 5 to
8 mph.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 30 TO 35. East winds 5 to
6 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. Southwest winds 5 to
7 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 30 TO 35. West winds around
5 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 55 TO 60. South winds 5 to 8 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 35 TO 40. South winds 5 to
7 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain. Highs 50 TO 55.
South winds 5 to 7 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.

$$

MNZ078-WIZ016-024>028-290030-
Goodhue-Rusk-Pierce-Dunn-Pepin-Chippewa-Eau Claire-
Including the cities of Red Wing, Ladysmith, River Falls,
Prescott, Menomonie, Durand, Chippewa Falls, and Eau Claire
317 AM CDT Tue Mar 28 2017

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Areas of fog until 0900.
Max temperature.....53-58.
Min humidity........41-46 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northeast winds 5 to 7 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........11 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 3600 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Northeast around 6 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 22000 or fair (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....30-35.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
20-foot winds.......East winds 5 to 7 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy.
Max temperature.....48-53.
Min humidity........45-50 percent.
20-foot winds.......East winds 7 to 12 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........2 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 3500 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Southeast around 15 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 54000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain possibly mixed
with snow and. Lows 30 TO 35. East winds 6 to 11 mph. Chance of
precipitation 50 percent.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and snow. Highs
45 TO 50. East winds 7 to 12 mph. Chance of  precipitation
20 percent.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 30 TO 35. East winds 5 to
10 mph.
.FRIDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. Northeast winds 5 to
10 mph.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 30 TO 35. East winds 5 to
7 mph.
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. Southwest winds 5 to
6 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows
35 TO 40. Northwest winds 5 to 6 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. South winds 5 to 8 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows 35 TO
40. South winds 5 to 8 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain. Highs 50 TO 55.
South winds 5 to 8 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.

$$



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