Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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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
358 AM CDT Mon Apr 23 2018

.DISCUSSION...

Today will be mostly sunny once again with light southerly winds.
Temperatures will generally be near south and near 70 north. There
is a slight chance of rain Tuesday and again on Thursday, but
overall the weather pattern is looking fairly dry through the end of
the month. Northwest winds will return with another slight cool down
for Friday. Looking ahead, warmer, drier, and more breezy conditions
are possible early next week.

MNZ041-042-047-048-054>056-240015-
Douglas-Todd-Stevens-Pope-Lac Qui Parle-Swift-Chippewa-
Including the cities of Alexandria, Long Prairie, Morris,
Glenwood, Madison, Benson, and Montevideo
358 AM CDT Mon Apr 23 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Patchy fog until 0800.
Max temperature.....65-70.
Min humidity........26-31 percent.
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 5 to 6 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........11 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 7300 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Southwest around 5 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 40000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy until 0500, then mostly cloudy.
                    Slight chance of rain showers after 0400.
                    Chance of showers 20 percent.
Min temperature.....41-46.
Max humidity........78-83 percent.
20-foot winds.......South winds 5 to 6 mph shifting to the north 6
                    to 11 mph in the late evening and overnight.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Chance of rain until 1300. Chance
                    of rain 40 percent.
Max temperature.....53-58.
Min humidity........31-36 percent.
20-foot winds.......North winds 12 to 17 mph with gusts to around
                    30 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........6 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......Scattered None.
Mixing height.......Around 5100 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....North around 19 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 98000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).


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

$$

MNZ074-082>085-091>093-240015-
Brown-Watonwan-Blue Earth-Waseca-Steele-Martin-Faribault-Freeborn-
Including the cities of New Ulm, St James, Mankato, Waseca,
Owatonna, Fairmont, Blue Earth, and Albert Lea
358 AM CDT Mon Apr 23 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Patchy fog until 0800.
Max temperature.....58-63.
Min humidity........37-42 percent.
20-foot winds.......Light winds becoming south around 5 mph in the
                    late morning and early afternoon, then becoming
                    light late in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........12 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 1700 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Southeast around 4 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 7000 or poor (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....34-39.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Light winds becoming south 5 to 6 mph late in
                    the evening, then shifting to the west after
                    midnight.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....55-60.
Min humidity........48-53 percent.
20-foot winds.......North winds 10 to 15 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........5 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 3500 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....North around 18 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 64000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 30 TO 35. North winds 8 to
13 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs 55 TO 60. Northwest winds 5 to 7 mph.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 35 TO 40. Southwest winds
6 to 11 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly sunny. Chance of rain. Highs 55 TO 60. West
winds 14 to 19 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of  rain
30 percent.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 30 TO 35. Northwest winds
13 to 18 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 55 TO 60. Northwest winds 6 to
11 mph.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows 35 TO 40. West winds 5 to 9 mph.
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs 60 TO 65. Southwest winds 5 to 7 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 40 TO 45. South winds 5 to
9 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 60 TO 65. Southeast winds 11 to
16 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

$$

MNZ043>045-049>053-240015-
Morrison-Mille Lacs-Kanabec-Stearns-Benton-Sherburne-Isanti-
Chisago-
Including the cities of Little Falls, Princeton, Mora, St Cloud,
Foley, Elk River, Cambridge, and Center City
358 AM CDT Mon Apr 23 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Patchy fog until 0800.
Max temperature.....65-70.
Min humidity........22-27 percent.
20-foot winds.......Light winds becoming southwest around 5 mph in
                    the late morning and early afternoon, then
                    becoming light late in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........11 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 7000 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....West around 6 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 41000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....39-44.
Max humidity........81-86 percent.
20-foot winds.......Light winds becoming south around 5 mph late in
                    the evening, then shifting to the north 5 to 9
                    mph after midnight.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain until 1300.
                    Chance of rain 20 percent.
Max temperature.....53-58.
Min humidity........30-35 percent.
20-foot winds.......North winds 11 to 16 mph with gusts to around
                    25 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........7 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 5300 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....North around 18 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 98000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows 30 TO 35. North winds 7 to 12 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs 55 TO 60. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 40 TO 45. Southwest winds
5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain. Highs 55 TO 60.
Northwest winds 17 to 22 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 30 TO 35. North winds 14 to
19 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 55 TO 60. Northwest winds 5 to
10 mph.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 35 TO 40. Northwest winds 5 to
9 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 60 TO 65. West winds 5 to 9 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 35 TO 40. South winds 5 to
8 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 60 TO 65. Southeast winds 10 to
15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph.

$$

MNZ057-058-064-065-073-240015-
Kandiyohi-Meeker-Yellow Medicine-Renville-Redwood-
Including the cities of Willmar, Litchfield, Granite Falls,
Olivia, and Redwood Falls
358 AM CDT Mon Apr 23 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Patchy fog until 0800.
Max temperature.....64-69.
Min humidity........32-37 percent.
20-foot winds.......South winds 5 to 7 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........11 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 5700 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Southwest around 4 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 20000 or fair (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....38-43.
Max humidity........91-96 percent.
20-foot winds.......South winds 5 to 7 mph shifting to the
                    northwest 5 to 10 mph early in the morning.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain. Chance of
                    rain 20 percent.
Max temperature.....53-58.
Min humidity........38-43 percent.
20-foot winds.......North winds 12 to 17 mph with gusts to around
                    30 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........4 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 4600 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....North around 20 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 92000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows 30 TO 35. North winds 6 to 11 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs 60 TO 65. West winds 5 to 9 mph.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 40 TO 45. Southwest winds
12 to 17 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly sunny. Chance of rain. Highs 55 TO 60.
Northwest winds 17 to 22 mph with gusts to around 35 mph. Chance
of  rain 30 percent.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 30 TO 35. Northwest winds
15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 60 TO 65. Northwest winds 7 to
11 mph.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows 35 TO 40. West winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY...Sunny. Highs 60 TO 65. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 40 TO 45. South winds 6 to
11 mph.
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 65 TO 70. Southeast winds 12 to
17 mph.

$$

MNZ059>063-066>070-075>078-240015-
Wright-Hennepin-Anoka-Ramsey-Washington-McLeod-Sibley-Carver-
Scott-Dakota-Nicollet-Le Sueur-Rice-Goodhue-
Including the cities of Monticello, Minneapolis, Blaine, St Paul,
Stillwater, Hutchinson, Gaylord, Chaska, Shakopee, Hastings,
St Peter, Le Sueur, Faribault, and Red Wing
358 AM CDT Mon Apr 23 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Patchy fog until 0800.
Max temperature.....64-69.
Min humidity........29-34 percent.
20-foot winds.......Light winds becoming southwest around 5 mph in
                    the late morning and early afternoon, then
                    becoming light late in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........12 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 5800 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Southwest around 3 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 18000 or fair (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy.
Min temperature.....37-42.
Max humidity........95-100 percent.
20-foot winds.......Light winds becoming northwest around 5 mph
                    early in the morning.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....56-61.
Min humidity........37-42 percent.
20-foot winds.......North winds 11 to 16 mph with gusts to around
                    25 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........4 or low.
Hours of sun........6 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 5000 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....North around 18 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 91000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows 30 TO 35. North winds 6 to 11 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs 55 TO 60. Northwest winds 5 to 6 mph.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 40 TO 45. Southwest winds
5 to 10 mph.
.THURSDAY...Partly sunny. Chance of rain. Highs 55 TO 60.
Northwest winds 14 to 19 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance
of  rain 40 percent.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 30 TO 35. North winds 13 to
18 mph with gusts to around 30 mph.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 55 TO 60. Northwest winds 6 to
11 mph.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 35 TO 40. Northwest winds 5 to
9 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 60 TO 65. West winds 5 to 7 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 40 TO 45. South winds 5 to
9 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 60 TO 65. Southeast winds 8 to
13 mph.

$$

WIZ014>016-023>028-240015-
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
358 AM CDT Mon Apr 23 2018

.TODAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly sunny. Patchy fog until 0800.
Max temperature.....64-69.
Min humidity........20-25 percent.
20-foot winds.......Light winds becoming southwest around 5 mph in
                    the late morning and early afternoon, then
                    becoming light late in the afternoon.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........12 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 5700 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....Southwest around 3 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 20000 or fair (Ave 12-6 PM).

.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly clear.
Min temperature.....35-40.
Max humidity........91-96 percent.
20-foot winds.......Light winds.
LAL.................1.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .

.TUESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny.
Max temperature.....57-62.
Min humidity........38-43 percent.
20-foot winds.......North winds 8 to 13 mph.
LAL.................1.
Haines Index........5 or moderate.
Hours of sun........7 Hours.
Chance of Precipitation.......None .
Mixing height.......Around 4500 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM).
Transport winds.....North around 17 mph (Ave 12-6 pm).
Smoke dispersal.....Around 79000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM).


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Clear. Lows 30 TO 35. North winds 6 to 11 mph.
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Highs 55 TO 60. Northwest winds 5 to 6 mph.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 35 TO 40. Southwest winds
5 to 8 mph.
.THURSDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain. Highs 55 TO 60. West
winds 8 to 13 mph. Chance of  rain 40 percent.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain. Lows
30 TO 35. North winds 8 to 13 mph. Chance of  rain 20 percent.
.FRIDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 50 TO 55. Northwest winds 5 to
9 mph.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 30 TO 35. Northwest winds 5 to
7 mph.
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 60 TO 65. West winds 5 to 7 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 35 TO 40. South winds 5 to
7 mph.
.SUNDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 60 TO 65. Southeast winds 6 to
11 mph.

$$

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