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Hazardous Weather Outlook

HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1243 PM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

MNZ041>043-047>051-054>070-073>078-082>085-091>093-301745-
DOUGLAS-TODD-MORRISON-STEVENS-POPE-STEARNS-BENTON-SHERBURNE-
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-
1243 PM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
MINNESOTA...EAST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
SOUTHEAST MINNESOTA...SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA AND WEST CENTRAL
MINNESOTA.

.DAY ONE...THIS AFTERNOON AND TONIGHT.

STRONG WINDS WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH ARE POSSIBLE THROUGH THIS
AFTERNOON. A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF CENTRAL
AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA THROUGH THIS AFTERNOON. IN ADDITION...
THESE STRONG WINDS WILL CONTRIBUTE TO AN ENHANCED FIRE DANGER...
PARTICULARLY FOR AREAS SOUTH OF THE MINNESOTA RIVER IN
SOUTHWESTERN MINNESOTA WHERE A FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN
EFFECT.

.DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...MONDAY THROUGH SATURDAY.

ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE ON WEDNESDAY. THE THREAT FOR
SEVERE WEATHER IS LOW...BUT A GUSTY WINDS ARE POSSIBLE.

.SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

SKYWARN SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED.

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Fire Weather Watch

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1124 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA...

.A FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT THIS AFTERNOON FOR AREAS
SOUTH AND WEST OF A LINE FROM GRANITE FALLS TO NEW ULM TO
FAIRMONT. STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE THIS AFTERNOON
WESTERN AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA IN THE WAKE OF A COLD FRONT.
SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED THROUGH THE
AFTERNOON. WIND GUSTS FROM 45 TO 50 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED AS WELL.
HUMIDITY LEVELS ARE EXPECTED TO DROP TO NEAR 40 PERCENT ACROSS
THE WATCH AREA. THE STRONG WINDS AND LOWERING HUMIDITY WILL
COMBINE TO CREATE THE THREAT FOR SEEING CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS.

MNZ064-073-074-082-091-300000-
/O.CON.KMPX.FW.A.0003.150329T1800Z-150330T0000Z/
YELLOW MEDICINE-REDWOOD-BROWN-WATONWAN-MARTIN-
1124 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS
EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOWERING HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 064...073... 074...082 AND 091...

* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 064...073...074...082 AND
  091.

* WIND...SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH...WITH GUSTS UP TO 50
  MPH.

* HUMIDITY...DROPPING TO AROUND 40 PERCENT DURING THE AFTERNOON.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP COULD 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.

&&

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Wind Advisory

URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
1116 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS LATER TODAY...

.A WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FOR MUCH OF CENTRAL AND
SOUTHERN MINNESOTA. SUSTAINED NORTHWEST WINDS FROM 30 TO 35 MPH
WITH GUSTS FROM 45 TO 50 MPH ARE POSSIBLE.

MNZ041-047-048-054>056-064-065-073-074-082-091-292300-
/O.CON.KMPX.WI.Y.0004.000000T0000Z-150329T2300Z/
DOUGLAS-STEVENS-POPE-LAC QUI PARLE-SWIFT-CHIPPEWA-YELLOW MEDICINE-
RENVILLE-REDWOOD-BROWN-WATONWAN-MARTIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ALEXANDRIA...MORRIS...GLENWOOD...
MADISON...BENSON...MONTEVIDEO...GRANITE FALLS...OLIVIA...
REDWOOD FALLS...NEW ULM...ST. JAMES...FAIRMONT
1116 AM CDT SUN MAR 29 2015

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

* TIMING...THROUGH THE AFTERNOON HOURS.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 30 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 50 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.
USE EXTRA CAUTION.

&&

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