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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
758 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

MNZ041>045-047>070-073>078-082>085-091>093-WIZ014>016-023>028-
021600-
DOUGLAS-TODD-MORRISON-MILLE LACS-KANABEC-STEVENS-POPE-STEARNS-
BENTON-SHERBURNE-ISANTI-CHISAGO-LAC QUI PARLE-SWIFT-CHIPPEWA-
KANDIYOHI-MEEKER-WRIGHT-HENNEPIN-ANOKA-RAMSEY-WASHINGTON-
YELLOW MEDICINE-RENVILLE-MCLEOD-SIBLEY-CARVER-SCOTT-DAKOTA-
REDWOOD-BROWN-NICOLLET-LE SUEUR-RICE-GOODHUE-WATONWAN-BLUE EARTH-
WASECA-STEELE-MARTIN-FARIBAULT-FREEBORN-POLK-BARRON-RUSK-
ST. CROIX-PIERCE-DUNN-PEPIN-EAU CLAIRE-
758 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL AND
SOUTHERN MINNESOTA... AND WEST CENTRAL WISCONSIN.

.DAY ONE...TONIGHT

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED THROUGH THIS EVENING. A FEW
STORMS COULD BE SEVERE WITH LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS...MAINLY
OVER SOUTHERN MINNESOTA.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP ON THURSDAY ACROSS
THE ENTIRE REGION DUE TO STRONG WESTERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 30 MPH AND
RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES AS LOW AS 15 TO 20 PERCENT. PLEASE REFER
TO THE RED FLAG WARNING AND FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR ADDITIONAL
INFORMATION.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SKYWARN SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED THIS EVENING.

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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
848 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR WEST CENTRAL THROUGH SOUTH CENTRAL
MINNESOTA 10 AM TO 7 PM CDT THURSDAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR EAST CENTRAL AND SOUTHEASTERN MINNESOTA
10 AM TO 7 PM CDT THURSDAY...

.STRONG WESTERLY WINDS FROM 15 TO 30 MPH ARE EXPECTED THURSDAY
ALONG WITH HUMIDITY LEVELS AS LOW AS 15 TO 20 PERCENT. THE STRONG
WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES WILL COMBINE TO CREATE THE THREAT FOR
CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT FOR THURSDAY FOR STRONG WESTERLY
WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH ALONG WITH HUMIDITY LEVELS AS LOW AS
15 PERCENT. THE RED FLAG WARNING IS FOR AREAS SOUTH AND WEST OF A
LINE FROM MORRIS TO SAINT CLOUD TO GLENCOE TO MANKATO TO WELLS.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS IN EFFECT FOR THURSDAY FOR THE POTENTIAL
FOR WESTERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH ALONG WITH HUMIDITY LEVELS AS
LOW AS 15 TO 20 PERCENT. THE FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS FOR AREAS JUST
TO THE EAST OF THE RED FLAG WARNING OVER TO THE WISCONSIN STATE
LINE.

MNZ047>049-054>058-064>067-073>075-082-083-091-092-021000-
/O.CON.KMPX.FW.W.0005.150402T1500Z-150403T0000Z/
STEVENS-POPE-STEARNS-LAC QUI PARLE-SWIFT-CHIPPEWA-KANDIYOHI-
MEEKER-YELLOW MEDICINE-RENVILLE-MCLEOD-SIBLEY-REDWOOD-BROWN-
NICOLLET-WATONWAN-BLUE EARTH-MARTIN-FARIBAULT-
848 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 10 AM TO 7 PM CDT
THURSDAY FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
047...048...049...054...055...056...057...058...064...065...066...
067...073... 074...075...082...083...091 AND 092...

* WIND...SUSTAINED WEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 40 MPH
  THURSDAY.

* HUMIDITY...FALLING TO AROUND 15 PERCENT THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.
  OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

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Short Term Forecast

SHORT TERM FORECAST
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
829 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

MNZ044-045-049>053-056>059-064>067-073>075-082-091-020330-
MILLE LACS-KANABEC-STEARNS-BENTON-SHERBURNE-ISANTI-CHISAGO-
CHIPPEWA-KANDIYOHI-MEEKER-WRIGHT-YELLOW MEDICINE-RENVILLE-MCLEOD-
SIBLEY-REDWOOD-BROWN-NICOLLET-WATONWAN-MARTIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PRINCETON...MORA...ST. CLOUD...FOLEY...
ELK RIVER...CAMBRIDGE...CENTER CITY...MONTEVIDEO...WILLMAR...
LITCHFIELD...MONTICELLO...GRANITE FALLS...OLIVIA...HUTCHINSON...
GAYLORD...REDWOOD FALLS...NEW ULM...ST. PETER...ST. JAMES...
FAIRMONT
829 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

.NOW...
A LINE OF THUNDERSTORMS WITH TORENTIAL RAINFALL...HAIL AND BRIEF
STRONG WIND GUSTS BETWEEN 45 AND 55 MPH ARE MOVING ACROSS PARTS OF
SOUTH CENTRAL...CENTRAL AND EASTERN MINNESOTA...INTO NORTHWEST
WISCONSIN THIS EVENING.

THE HEAVIEST RAIN FALL RATES ARE UP TO AN INCH OR MORE AN HOUR
FROM ST CROIX FALLS...TO STILLWATER TO MINNEAPOLIS ST PAUL...SOUTH
TO SHAKOPEE...JORDAN...LE SUEUR...ST PETER...MANKATO...ST JAMES...
AND JACKSON.

THESE STORMS ARE RACING TO THE NORTHEAST AT 40 MPH...AND AT THE
SAME TIME THE WHOLE LINE IS DRIFTING TO THE EAST AT 15 MPH...AWAY
FROM ST CLOUD AND LITCHFIELD AND THROUGH THE TWIN CITY METRO AREA.

AFTER THE RAINS BEGIN THEY WILL LAST A COUPLE HOURS...EXPECT
STREET FLOODING FROM BLUSTERY WIND DRIVEN HEAVY RAIN.


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