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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Central and South Central
Minnesota and West Central Wisconsin
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
149 AM CDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.DISCUSSION...

Today will be mostly sunny with light and variable wind. On
Thursday a cold front will move through the region and could
spark a few light showers, but most locations will stay dry.
Looking ahead, Friday will have northwest winds, with light
winds on Saturday, and then breezy, southerly winds on Sunday
and Monday. There are a few chances for showers and
thunderstorms next week.

MNZ043-049-050-057-058-260030-
Morrison-Stearns-Benton-Kandiyohi-Meeker-
Including the cities of Little Falls, St Cloud, Foley, Willmar,
and Litchfield
149 AM CDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....59-64.
Min humidity........19-24 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds around 5 mph shifting to the
                    southwest in the late morning and afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........14 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 5100 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....West around 10 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 52000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....35-40.
Max humidity........79-84 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny until 1600, then sunny. Slight
                    chance of rain until 1300. Chance of rain 20
                    percent.
Max temperature.....54-59.
Min humidity........29-34 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 14 to 19 mph with gusts to
                    around 30 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........9 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......Isolated None.
Mixing height.......Around 6000 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....North around 23 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 140000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 30 TO 35. West winds 11 to
16 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 60 TO 65. Northwest winds 14 to
19 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 30 TO 35. North winds 10 to
15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs 60 TO 65. Northeast winds 5 to 7 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows 40 TO 45. Southeast winds 6 to
11 mph.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs 70 TO 75. South winds 17 to 22 mph with
gusts to around 35 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 55 TO 60. South winds 16 to
21 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 75 TO 80. South winds 17 to 22 mph
with gusts to around 35 mph.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 50 TO 55. South winds 14 to 19 mph with
gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of  precipitation 40 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain. Highs 70 TO 75.
South winds 8 to 13 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.

$$

MNZ065>067-073>077-082>085-091>093-260030-
Renville-McLeod-Sibley-Redwood-Brown-Nicollet-Le Sueur-Rice-
Watonwan-Blue Earth-Waseca-Steele-Martin-Faribault-Freeborn-
Including the cities of Olivia, Hutchinson, Gaylord,
Redwood Falls, New Ulm, St Peter, Le Sueur, Faribault, St James,
Mankato, Waseca, Owatonna, Fairmont, Blue Earth, and Albert Lea
149 AM CDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....58-63.
Min humidity........26-31 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 5 to 8 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........14 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 4700 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Northwest around 6 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 31000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....34-39.
Max humidity........84-89 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 7 to 12 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain until 1300.
                    Chance of rain 20 percent.
Max temperature.....55-60.
Min humidity........33-38 percent.
20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph shifting to the
                    northwest 15 to 20 mph in the late morning and
                    afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........6 or high.
Hours of sun........8 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......Isolated None.
Mixing height.......Around 5800 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....North around 24 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 138000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 30 TO 35. Northwest winds
11 to 16 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 60 TO 65. West winds 14 to 19 mph
with gusts to around 30 mph.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 35 TO 40. Northwest winds 8 to
13 mph.
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs 60 TO 65. Northeast winds 5 to 6 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows 40 TO 45. Southeast winds 7 to
12 mph.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs 65 TO 70. South winds 19 to 24 mph with
gusts to around 35 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows 50 TO
55. South winds 19 to 24 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance
of  rain 20 percent.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 70 TO 75. South winds 19 to 24 mph
with gusts to around 35 mph.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 50 TO 55. South winds 17 to 22 mph with
gusts to around 35 mph. Chance of  precipitation 40 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Highs 70 TO 75. South winds 13 to 18 mph with
gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of  precipitation 50 percent.

$$

MNZ044-045-052-053-260030-
Mille Lacs-Kanabec-Isanti-Chisago-
Including the cities of Princeton, Mora, Cambridge,
and Center City
149 AM CDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....58-63.
Min humidity........19-24 percent.
20-foot winds.......Light winds becoming southwest 5 to 7 mph in
                    the late morning and afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........14 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 5100 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....West around 9 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 47000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....34-39.
Max humidity........76-81 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 8 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Chance of rain until 1300. Chance
                    of rain 30 percent.
Max temperature.....53-58.
Min humidity........34-39 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Gusts up to 30
                    mph in the late morning and afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........8 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......Scattered trace to 0.05 inch amounts.
Mixing height.......Around 6500 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....North around 21 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 139000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 30 TO 35. Northwest winds
6 to 11 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 60 TO 65. Northwest winds 11 to
16 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 30 TO 35. North winds 6 to
11 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 55 TO 60. Light winds.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows 35 TO 40. Southeast winds 5 to
7 mph.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs 65 TO 70. South winds 12 to 17 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows 50 TO
55. South winds 11 to 16 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance
of  rain 20 percent.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain. Highs 70 TO 75.
South winds 12 to 17 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and
thunderstorms. Lows 50 TO 55. South winds 11 to 16 mph with gusts
to around 25 mph. Chance of  precipitation 20 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Highs 70 TO 75.
Southwest winds 7 to 12 mph. Chance of  rain 50 percent.

$$

MNZ051-059>063-068>070-078-260030-
Sherburne-Wright-Hennepin-Anoka-Ramsey-Washington-Carver-Scott-
Dakota-Goodhue-
Including the cities of Elk River, Monticello, Minneapolis,
Blaine, St Paul, Stillwater, Chaska, Shakopee, Hastings,
and Red Wing
149 AM CDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....59-64.
Min humidity........19-24 percent.
20-foot winds.......North winds 5 to 6 mph shifting to the west 5
                    to 7 mph in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........14 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 5000 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....West around 7 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 37000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....34-39.
Max humidity........77-82 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 7 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain until 1300.
                    Chance of rain 20 percent.
Max temperature.....56-61.
Min humidity........34-39 percent.
20-foot winds.......West winds 7 to 12 mph shifting to the
                    northwest 11 to 16 mph with gusts to around 30
                    mph in the late morning and afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........8 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......Isolated None.
Mixing height.......Around 6600 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....North around 22 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 147000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 30 TO 35. Northwest winds
7 to 12 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 60 TO 65. West winds 13 to 18 mph
with gusts to around 30 mph.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 30 TO 35. Northwest winds 7 to
12 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 60 TO 65. North winds around
5 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows 40 TO 45. Southeast winds 5 to
8 mph.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs 65 TO 70. South winds 14 to 19 mph with
gusts to around 30 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows 50 TO
55. South winds 13 to 18 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance
of  rain 20 percent.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 75 TO 80. South winds 16 to 21 mph
with gusts to around 30 mph.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain and
thunderstorms. Lows 55 TO 60. South winds 14 to 19 mph with gusts
to around 30 mph. Chance of  precipitation 20 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Highs 70 TO 75. South winds 11 to 16 mph with
gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of  precipitation 50 percent.

$$

WIZ014>016-023>028-260030-
Polk-Barron-Rusk-St. Croix-Pierce-Dunn-Pepin-Chippewa-Eau Claire-
Including the cities of Osceola, Rice Lake, Ladysmith, Hudson,
River Falls, Prescott, Menomonie, Durand, Chippewa Falls,
and Eau Claire
149 AM CDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....57-62.
Min humidity........21-26 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 5 to 7 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........14 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 5000 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Northwest around 7 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 37000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....33-38.
Max humidity........79-84 percent.
20-foot winds.......South winds 5 to 8 mph.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain. Chance of
                    rain 20 percent.
Max temperature.....55-60.
Min humidity........35-40 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 9 mph shifting to the
                    northwest 8 to 13 mph in the late morning and
                    afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........6 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......Isolated None.
Mixing height.......Around 6800 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Northwest around 20 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 134000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 30 TO 35. Northwest winds
6 to 11 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 60 TO 65. West winds 12 to 17 mph
with gusts to around 30 mph.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 30 TO 35. North winds 7 to
12 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 55 TO 60. North winds 5 to 7 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 35 TO 40. East winds 5 to
8 mph.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs 65 TO 70. South winds 13 to 18 mph with
gusts to around 30 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows 50 TO
55. South winds 11 to 16 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance
of  rain 20 percent.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 70 TO 75. South winds 14 to 19 mph
with gusts to around 30 mph.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Lows 55 TO 60. South winds 13 to 18 mph with
gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of  precipitation 40 percent.
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Highs 70 TO 75. South winds 9 to 13 mph. Chance of
 precipitation 50 percent.

$$

MNZ041-042-047-048-054>056-064-260030-
Douglas-Todd-Stevens-Pope-Lac Qui Parle-Swift-Chippewa-
Yellow Medicine-
Including the cities of Alexandria, Long Prairie, Morris,
Glenwood, Madison, Benson, Montevideo, and Granite Falls
149 AM CDT Wed Apr 25 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Sunny.
Max temperature.....59-64.
Min humidity........22-27 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 6 to 11 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........13 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 5000 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Southwest around 11 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 56000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....36-41.
Max humidity........80-85 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts to
                    around 25 mph shifting to the west 11 to 16 mph
                    with gusts to around 25 mph early in the
                    morning.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny until 1500, then sunny. Slight
                    chance of rain until 1300. Chance of rain 20
                    percent.
Max temperature.....53-58.
Min humidity........27-32 percent.
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to
                    around 30 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........11 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......Isolated None.
Mixing height.......Around 5700 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....North around 24 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 141000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 35 TO 40. West winds 11 to
16 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 65 TO 70. Northwest winds 14 to
19 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 35 TO 40. North winds 10 to
15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs 60 TO 65. East winds 5 to 8 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows 40 TO 45. Southeast winds 8 to
13 mph.
.SUNDAY...Sunny. Highs 70 TO 75. South winds 19 to 24 mph with
gusts to around 35 mph.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Slight chance of rain. Lows 55 TO
60. South winds 17 to 22 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance
of  rain 20 percent.
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 75 TO 80. South winds 19 to 24 mph
with gusts to around 35 mph.
.MONDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain. Lows 50 TO 55.
South winds 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of
rain 40 percent.
.TUESDAY...Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain. Highs 70 TO 75.
Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.

$$

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