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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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
936 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

...VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER CONTINUES INTO THURSDAY...

MNZ039-046-SDZ273-021045-
/O.CON.KABR.FW.W.0007.150402T1600Z-150403T0000Z/
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-RED RIVER VALLEY-
936 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM CDT
THURSDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER
ZONES 039...046 AND 273...

* AFFECTED AREA...IN MINNESOTA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 039 AND 046.
  IN SOUTH DAKOTA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 273.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 25 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 45 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 29 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...FIRES WILL SPREAD VERY QUICKLY DUE TO DEAD FUELS...
  GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE...UPDATED
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
936 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

...VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER CONTINUES INTO THURSDAY...

SDZ267>272-021045-
/O.CAN.KABR.FW.W.0006.000000T0000Z-150402T0300Z/
/O.CON.KABR.FW.W.0007.150402T1600Z-150403T0000Z/
LOWER BAD RIVER-UPPER CHEYENNE-UPPER MISSOURI COTEAU-
MISSOURI COTEAU-UPPER JAMES RIVER-PRAIRIE COTEAU-
936 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015 /836 PM MDT WED APR 1 2015/

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM CDT /10 AM MDT/
TO 7 PM CDT /6 PM MDT/ THURSDAY FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 267...268...269...270...271 AND
272...
...RED FLAG WARNING IS CANCELLED FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 267...268...269...270...271 AND
272...


* AFFECTED AREA...IN SOUTH DAKOTA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 267...
  268...269...270...271 AND 272.

* WINDS...NORTHWEST 20 TO 30 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 40 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 16 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS...FIRES WILL SPREAD VERY QUICKLY DUE TO DEAD FUELS...
  GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY.

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.

&&

$$

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
754 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015


...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT THURSDAY FOR SOUTHWEST
MINNESOTA...AND THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SOUTH DAKOTA FOR STRONG
WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...

MNZ900-SDZ255>258-021115-
/O.EXP.KFSD.FW.W.0007.000000T0000Z-150402T0100Z/
/O.CON.KFSD.FW.W.0008.150402T1600Z-150403T0000Z/
SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA-LOWER BRULE AND LAKE ANDES VICINITY-
MIDDLE JAMES RIVER VALLEY-MIDDLE BIG SIOUX RIVER VALLEY-
LOWER JAMES RIVER TO LOWER BIG SIOUX RIVER VALLEY-
754 PM CDT WED APR 1 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 11 AM TO 7 PM CDT
THURSDAY FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES
255...256... 257...258 AND 900...

...RED FLAG WARNING WILL EXPIRE AT 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR FIRE
WEATHER ZONES 255...256...257...258 AND 900...


* AFFECTED AREA...FIRE WEATHER ZONE 900. FIRE WEATHER ZONE
  255..256...257...AND 258 IN SOUTH DAKOTA. FIRE WEATHER ZONE 900
  IN MINNESOTA.

* WIND...NORTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO 20 TO 30 MPH
  THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

* HUMIDITY...RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL FALL TO 15 TO 25 PERCENT ON
  THURSDAY.

* 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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