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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN MN
254 AM CDT MON APR 21 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING FOR WEST CENTRAL THROUGH SOUTH CENTRAL
MINNESOTA THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING...

.A RED FLAG WARNING HAS BEEN ISSUED FOR THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY
EVENING FOR LOCATIONS ALONG AND WEST OF A LINE FROM MORRIS TO
MANKATO TO BLUE EARTH. STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP THIS
MORNING ACROSS WEST CENTRAL THROUGH SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA IN THE
WAKE OF A COLD FRONT. SUSTAINED WIND SPEEDS THIS AFTERNOON AND
EARLY EVENING WILL BE FROM 20 TO 25 MPH ALONG WITH MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES REACHING 25 PERCENT. THIS WILL RESULT IN
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS WILDFIRE CONDITIONS THIS AFTERNOON AND
EARLY EVENING.

MNZ047-054>056-064-065-073>075-082-083-091-092-211600-
/O.UPG.KMPX.FW.A.0001.140421T1800Z-140422T0000Z/
/O.NEW.KMPX.FW.W.0003.140421T1800Z-140422T0000Z/
STEVENS-LAC QUI PARLE-SWIFT-CHIPPEWA-YELLOW MEDICINE-RENVILLE-
REDWOOD-BROWN-NICOLLET-WATONWAN-BLUE EARTH-MARTIN-FARIBAULT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MORRIS...MADISON...BENSON...
MONTEVIDEO...GRANITE FALLS...OLIVIA...REDWOOD FALLS...NEW ULM...
ST. PETER...ST. JAMES...MANKATO...FAIRMONT...BLUE EARTH
254 AM CDT MON APR 21 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM
CDT THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR WEST
CENTRAL INTO SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN TWIN CITIES/CHANHASSEN HAS ISSUED
A RED FLAG WARNING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS
IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING. THE
FIRE WEATHER WATCH IS NO LONGER IN EFFECT.

* AFFECTED AREA...WEST CENTRAL THROUGH SOUTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA...
  ALONG AND WEST OF A LINE FROM MORRIS TO MANKATO TO BLUE EARTH.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 35 MPH.

* TIMING...THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 24 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MIDDLE TO UPPER 60S.

* IMPACTS...WILD FIRES COULD BECOME FAST MOVING IN A SHORT PERIOD
  OF TIME DUE TO THE STRONG WINDS... LOW HUMIDITY AND DRY FUELS.

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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