Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for E ND, NW and WC MN
National Weather Service Grand Forks ND
745 AM CDT Thu Apr 26 2018

...Updated to include observed Haines indices...

...Aberdeen and Bismarck are 4 (Low)...
...International Falls is 3 (Very Low)...

.DISCUSSION...

Winds will be breezy again today, particularly in southeastern
North Dakota and west central Minnesota, where speeds of 20 to 25
mph will be possible. The winds will peak early before starting to
come down this afternoon as high pressure builds into the area.
Thus, the highest winds will not be at the same time as the lowest
relative humidity values in the 25 to 35 percent range this
afternoon. Mixing heights will be in the 6000-9000 ft range by
afternoon, and smoke dispersal will be good to excellent.

After a few light rain showers tonight near Lake of the Woods,
Friday and into the weekend will be dry. Friday will again be
breezy, but with cooler temperatures afternoon relative humidity
values will be in the 35 to 45 percent range. Saturday will see
warmer temperatures and drier afternoon relative humidity values,
but winds will be lighter. Winds pick up again for Sunday.

NDZ006>008-014>016-024-026-027-054-262130-
Towner-Cavalier-Pembina-Benson-Ramsey-Eastern Walsh County-Eddy-
Nelson-Grand Forks-Western Walsh County-
Including the cities of Cando, Langdon, Cavalier, Walhalla,
Drayton, Pembina, Neche, St. Thomas, Fort Totten, Maddock, Leeds,
Minnewaukan, Devils Lake, Grafton, Park River, New Rockford,
Lakota, Mcville, Aneta, Tolna, Grand Forks, Edinburg, Adams,
and Lankin
410 AM CDT Thu Apr 26 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....59-64.
   24 hr trend......Little change.
Min humidity........25-30 percent.
   24 hr trend......Little change.
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Precipitation.......None.
Hours of Sunshine...12.
Haines index........4 (low).
Smoke dispersal.....Very good (around 129700 Knot-ft) increasing to
                    excellent (around 192500 Knot-ft) in the
                    afternoon.
Mixing height.......Around 8600 ft agl.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 25 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....36-41.
   24 hr trend......Little change.
Max humidity........80-85 percent.
   24 hr trend......Little change.
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Precipitation.......None.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....51-56.
   24 hr trend......8 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........35-40 percent.
   24 hr trend......12 percent higher.
20-foot winds.......North winds 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
LAL.................1.
Precipitation.......None.
Hours of Sunshine...12.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good (around 118300 Knot-ft).
Mixing height.......Around 5800 ft agl.
Transport winds.....North 25 to 30 mph.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows around 30. Northeast winds around
5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs around 60. South winds around 10 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows in the lower 40s. South winds
around 15 mph.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. South winds around
20 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows around 50. Southeast winds
around 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. A slight chance of rain. Highs in the
upper 60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain. Lows in
the lower 40s. North winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain. Highs in the mid 50s.
Northwest winds around 15 mph.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. Northwest
winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs around 60. West winds around
10 mph.

$$

NDZ028>030-038-039-049-052-053-262130-
Griggs-Steele-Traill-Barnes-Cass-Ransom-Sargent-Richland-
Including the cities of Cooperstown, Finley, Hope, Mayville,
Hillsboro, Hatton, Portland, Valley City, Fargo, Lisbon,
Enderlin, Gwinner, Milnor, Forman, Rutland, and Wahpeton
410 AM CDT Thu Apr 26 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....58-63.
   24 hr trend......Little change.
Min humidity........28-33 percent.
   24 hr trend......Little change.
20-foot winds.......Windy. Northwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
LAL.................1.
Precipitation.......None.
Hours of Sunshine...13.
Haines index........4 (low).
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent (around 168300 Knot-ft).
Mixing height.......Around 7800 ft agl.
Transport winds.....North 30 to 35 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....38-43.
   24 hr trend......Little change.
Max humidity........77-82 percent.
   24 hr trend......Little change.
20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Precipitation.......None.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....54-59.
   24 hr trend......Little change.
Min humidity........34-39 percent.
   24 hr trend......Little change.
20-foot winds.......North winds 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
LAL.................1.
Precipitation.......None.
Hours of Sunshine...13.
Smoke dispersal.....Very good (around 144000 Knot-ft).
Mixing height.......Around 6100 ft agl.
Transport winds.....North 25 to 30 mph.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows in the lower 30s. Northeast winds
around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs around 60. Southeast winds around
10 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows in the lower 40s. South winds
around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Windy, sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. South winds
around 25 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of rain. Lows in
the mid 50s. South winds around 20 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. A slight chance of rain. Highs in the mid
70s. Southwest winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and a slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. North winds around
10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. A chance of rain. Highs in the lower
60s. Northwest winds around 15 mph.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows around 40. Northwest winds
around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Northwest
winds around 10 mph.

$$

MNZ002-003-022>024-027>032-040-262130-
Norman-Clay-Mahnomen-South Clearwater-Hubbard-West Becker-
East Becker-Wilkin-West Otter Tail-East Otter Tail-Wadena-Grant-
Including the cities of Ada, Twin Valley, Halstad, Moorhead,
Mahnomen, Naytahwaush, Waubun, Alida, Ebro, Lake Itasca,
Long Lost Lake, Lower Rice Lake, Roy Lake, Upper Rice Lake,
Park Rapids, Detroit Lakes, Wolf Lake, Breckenridge,
Fergus Falls, Perham, New York Mills, Parkers Prairie, Henning,
Battle Lake, Wadena, Menahga, Elbow Lake, Hoffman, Ashby, Herman,
and Barrett
410 AM CDT Thu Apr 26 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....55-60.
   24 hr trend......Little change.
Min humidity........25-30 percent.
   24 hr trend......5 percent lower.
20-foot winds.......Windy. Northwest winds 20 to 25 mph.
LAL.................1.
Precipitation.......None.
Hours of Sunshine...12.
Haines index........5 (moderate).
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent (around 126300 Knot-ft).
Mixing height.......Around 6800 ft agl.
Transport winds.....North 25 to 30 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....37-42.
   24 hr trend......Little change.
Max humidity........75-80 percent.
   24 hr trend......Little change.
20-foot winds.......West winds 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Precipitation.......None.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....51-56.
   24 hr trend......Little change.
Min humidity........37-42 percent.
   24 hr trend......14 percent higher.
20-foot winds.......North winds 15 to 20 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
LAL.................1.
Precipitation.......None.
Hours of Sunshine...10.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent (around 156900 Knot-ft).
Mixing height.......Around 5900 ft agl.
Transport winds.....North around 30 mph.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s. North winds
around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. Southeast winds around
5 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows in the upper 30s. South winds
around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs around 70. South winds around 20 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. A chance of rain and a slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the lower 50s. South winds
around 20 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. A slight chance of rain. Highs in the mid
70s. South winds around 15 mph.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and a slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the upper 40s. South winds
around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain. Highs in the mid 60s.
West winds around 15 mph.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the lower 40s. Northwest
winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 60s. Northwest
winds around 10 mph.

$$

MNZ001-004-005-007-008-013>015-262130-
West Polk-Kittson-Roseau-West Marshall-East Marshall-Pennington-
Red Lake-East Polk-
Including the cities of Crookston, East Grand Forks, Hallock,
Karlstad, Lancaster, Roseau, Warroad, Greenbush, Warren, Stephen,
Argyle, Newfolden, Middle River, Grygla, Thief River Falls,
Red Lake Falls, Fosston, Fertile, McIntosh, and Erskine
410 AM CDT Thu Apr 26 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....55-60.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........25-30 percent.
   24 hr trend......9 percent lower.
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph.
LAL.................1.
Precipitation.......None.
Hours of Sunshine...12.
Haines index........5 (moderate).
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent (around 98700 Knot-ft).
Mixing height.......Around 6700 ft agl.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 25 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy. A slight chance of rain showers
                    in the evening.
Min temperature.....37-42.
   24 hr trend......Little change.
Max humidity........78-83 percent.
   24 hr trend......Little change.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds around 10 mph shifting to the
                    northwest after midnight.
LAL.................1.
Precipitation.......None.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....48-53.
   24 hr trend......6 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........40-45 percent.
   24 hr trend......14 percent higher.
20-foot winds.......North winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph.
LAL.................1.
Precipitation.......None.
Hours of Sunshine...9.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent (around 121800 Knot-ft).
Mixing height.......Around 5400 ft agl.
Transport winds.....North 25 to 30 mph.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows around 30. North winds around
5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. South winds around
5 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows around 40. South winds around
10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the lower 70s. South winds around
20 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 50s. South winds
around 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. A chance of rain. Highs in the lower 70s.
South winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and a slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. North winds around
10 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain. Highs in the upper
50s. Northwest winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Lows in the upper 30s. West winds
around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs around 60. West winds around
10 mph.

$$

MNZ006-009-016-017-262130-
Lake Of The Woods-North Beltrami-North Clearwater-South Beltrami-
Including the cities of Baudette, Red Lake, Redby, Ponemah,
Bagley, Clearbrook, and Bemidji
410 AM CDT Thu Apr 26 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny.
Max temperature.....52-57.
   24 hr trend......7 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........24-29 percent.
   24 hr trend......Little change.
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Precipitation.......None.
Hours of Sunshine...10.
Haines index........4 (low).
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent (around 94100 Knot-ft).
Mixing height.......Around 6600 ft agl.
Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 mph.

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy. A slight chance of rain showers.
Min temperature.....36-41.
   24 hr trend......Little change.
Max humidity........77-82 percent.
   24 hr trend......6 percent lower.
20-foot winds.......West winds 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Precipitation.......Isolated trace to 0.10 inch amounts.

.FRIDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....47-52.
   24 hr trend......5 degrees cooler.
Min humidity........42-47 percent.
   24 hr trend......19 percent higher.
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 25
                    mph.
LAL.................1.
Precipitation.......None.
Hours of Sunshine...6.
Smoke dispersal.....Excellent (around 133000 Knot-ft).
Mixing height.......Around 5900 ft agl.
Transport winds.....North 25 to 30 mph.


.Forecast days 3 through 7......
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows in the upper 20s. North winds
around 5 mph.
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. South winds around
5 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows in the upper 30s. South winds
around 10 mph.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 60s. South winds around
15 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of rain. Lows in
the upper 40s. South winds around 15 mph.
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain. Highs in the upper
60s. South winds around 10 mph.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and a slight
chance of thunderstorms. Lows in the mid 40s. Southeast winds
around 5 mph.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. A chance of rain and a slight chance of
thunderstorms. Highs in the lower 60s. West winds around 10 mph.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. A slight chance of rain. Lows in
the upper 30s. West winds around 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Partly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. West winds
around 10 mph.

$$



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