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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
346 AM CDT WED APR 1 2015

MNZ041>045-047>070-073>078-082>085-091>093-WIZ014>016-023>028-
020900-
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-
346 AM CDT WED APR 1 2015

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

.DAY ONE...TODAY AND TONIGHT

THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP LATE THIS AFTERNOON. A FEW
STORMS COULD BE SEVERE. MAIN THREATS ARE STRONG WIND AND LARGE
HAIL.

SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL GUST NEAR 45 MPH TODAY...MAINLY ACROSS
SOUTHERN MINNESOTA.

CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP ACROSS 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.

$$

JRB



Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
342 AM CDT WED APR 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA
TODAY...
...FIRE WEATHER WATCH FOR SOUTHWEST AND CENTRAL MINNESOTA
THURSDAY...

.STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS FROM 25 TO 35 MPH WILL DEVELOP THIS
MORNING ACROSS THE WARNING AREA AND PERSIST THROUGH THE
AFTERNOON. WHILE THIS IS OCCURRING...HUMIDITY LEVELS WILL DROP TO
AROUND 25 PERCENT. THE STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITIES WILL
COMBINE TO CREATE THE THREAT FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS. THE RED FLAG WARNING IS FOR AREAS EAST AND SOUTH OF A
LINE FROM FAIRMONT TO NEW PRAGUE TO RED WING.

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THURSDAY FROM SOUTHWEST
TO NORTHEAST MINNESOTA. STRONG WEST WINDS FROM 25 TO 35 MPH WILL
DEVELOP DURING THE MORNING AND PERSIST THROUGH LATE AFTERNOON. IN
ADDITION...HUMIDITIES WILL DROP INTO THE 15 TO 20 PERCENT RANGE
BY AFTERNOON SETTING UP ANOTHER DAY WITH CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS. THE WATCH IS NOT CURRENTLY IN EFFECT FOR SOUTH
CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA DUE TO EXPECTED THUNDERSTORM
DEVELOPMENT THIS EVENING WHICH WILL LEAVE WETTER FUELS.

MNZ043>045-048>062-064>068-073>075-011645-
/O.CON.KMPX.FW.A.0005.150402T1500Z-150403T0000Z/
MORRISON-MILLE LACS-KANABEC-POPE-STEARNS-BENTON-SHERBURNE-ISANTI-
CHISAGO-LAC QUI PARLE-SWIFT-CHIPPEWA-KANDIYOHI-MEEKER-WRIGHT-
HENNEPIN-ANOKA-RAMSEY-YELLOW MEDICINE-RENVILLE-MCLEOD-SIBLEY-
CARVER-REDWOOD-BROWN-NICOLLET-
342 AM CDT WED APR 1 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM THURSDAY MORNING
THROUGH THURSDAY EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 043...044...045...048...049...050...051...052...
053...054...055...056...057...058...059...060...061...062...
064...065...066...067...068...073...074 AND 075...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 043...044...045...048...
  049...050...051...052...053...054...055...056...057...058...
  059...060...061...062...064...065...066...067...068...073...
  074 AND 075.

* WIND...SUSTAINED WEST 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 45 MPH.

* HUMIDITY...FALLING TO 15 TO 20 PERCENT BY AFTERNOON.

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

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE FORECAST TO OCCUR. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE
RED FLAG WARNINGS.

&&

$$

BORGHOFF




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