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Red Flag Warning

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
649 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>058-065>067-020800-
/O.CON.KMPX.FW.W.0005.150402T1500Z-150403T0000Z/
STEVENS-POPE-STEARNS-LAC QUI PARLE-SWIFT-CHIPPEWA-KANDIYOHI-
MEEKER-RENVILLE-MCLEOD-SIBLEY-
649 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...065...066 AND
067...

* 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
646 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

MNZ044-045-049>053-056>059-064>067-073>075-082-091-020200-
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
646 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

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

THE HEAVIEST RAIN FALL RATES ARE UP TO AN INCH AN HOUR FROM NORTH
BRANCH TO CAMBRIDGE...ZIMMERMAN...MONTECELLO...BUFFALO...MAPLE
LAKE...DASSEL COKATO...HUTCHINSON...AND OLIVIA...TO REDWOOD FALLS
AND SLAYTON.

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 TOWARDS 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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Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE...CORRECTED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
412 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

...WINDY CONDITIONS ACROSS SOUTHERN MINNESOTA TODAY...

.SUSTAINED SOUTHERLY WINDS OF 30 TO 35 MPH...WITH GUSTS TO
45 MPH...WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. A WIND ADVISORY IS
IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT WEDNESDAY FOR MUCH OF CENTRAL AND
SOUTHERN MINNESOTA INTO WESTERN WISCONSIN. THE ADVISORY INCLUDES
AREAS ALONG AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM APPLETON TO NEW LONDON TO ELK
RIVER TO FOREST LAKE IN MINNESOTA...CONTINUING TO NEW RICHMOND TO
BLOOMER IN WISCONSIN. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN MAKE DRIVING
DIFFICULT... ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES ON EAST WEST
ORIENTED ROADWAYS...INCLUDING INTERSTATES 90 AND 94.

MNZ054>059-064>069-073>077-082>085-091>093-020100-
/O.EXT.KMPX.WI.Y.0005.000000T0000Z-150402T0100Z/
LAC QUI PARLE-SWIFT-CHIPPEWA-KANDIYOHI-MEEKER-WRIGHT-
YELLOW MEDICINE-RENVILLE-MCLEOD-SIBLEY-CARVER-SCOTT-REDWOOD-BROWN-
NICOLLET-LE SUEUR-RICE-WATONWAN-BLUE EARTH-WASECA-STEELE-MARTIN-
FARIBAULT-FREEBORN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MADISON...BENSON...MONTEVIDEO...
WILLMAR...LITCHFIELD...MONTICELLO...GRANITE FALLS...OLIVIA...
HUTCHINSON...GAYLORD...CHASKA...SHAKOPEE...REDWOOD FALLS...
NEW ULM...ST. PETER...LE SUEUR...FARIBAULT...ST. JAMES...
MANKATO...WASECA...OWATONNA...FAIRMONT...BLUE EARTH...ALBERT LEA
412 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

...WIND ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...UNTIL 8 PM CDT WEDNESDAY.

* WINDS...SOUTH WINDS 30 TO 35 MPH WITH GUST TO 45 MPH.

* IMPACTS...DRIVING MAY BE DIFFICULT AT TIMES...ESPECIALLY FOR
  HIGH PROFILE AND LIGHT WEIGHT VEHICLES. UNSECURED OUTDOOR
  ITEMS WILL BE BLOWN AROUND.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A WIND ADVISORY MEANS THAT SUSTAINED WINDS OF 30 TO 39 MPH OR
GUSTS BETWEEN 45 AND 57 MPH ARE EXPECTED. WINDS THIS STRONG CAN
MAKE DRIVING DIFFICULT...ESPECIALLY FOR HIGH PROFILE VEHICLES ON
EAST TO WEST ORIENTED ROADWAYS LIKE INTERSTATE 90. USE EXTRA
CAUTION.

&&

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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1238 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

MNZ041>045-047>070-073>078-082>085-091>093-WIZ014>016-023>028-
021500-
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-
1238 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

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

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP LATE THIS
AFTERNOON THROUGH THIS EVENING. A FEW STORMS COULD BE SEVERE WITH
LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS...MAINLY SOUTH OF A LINE FROM
COMFREY TO MANKATO TO OWATONNA.

SOUTHERLY WINDS OF 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 50 MPH CAN
BE EXPECTED OVER MUCH OF CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA.

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED OVER MUCH OF
SOUTHERN MINNESOTA TODAY.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...THURSDAY THROUGH TUESDAY.

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP AGAIN ON THURSDAY
ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SKYWARN SPOTTER ACTIVATION MAY BE NEEDED LATE THIS AFTERNOON INTO
THIS EVENING.

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