Minnesota Fire Weather Zone 900

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LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE EAST ACROSS THE REGION ON WEDNESDAY. GUSTY SOUTH WINDS AHEAD OF THE SYSTEM TONIGHT WILL BECOME WEST TO NORTHWEST AND INCREASE FURTHER DURING THE DAY WEDNESDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL ALSO BRING FAIRLY WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION CHANCES TO AREAS NORTH OF I-90 ON WEDNESDAY...MAINLY RAIN BUT SOME LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE NEAR THE HIGHWAY 14 CORRIDOR. A LOWER CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN WILL BE SEEN FARTHER SOUTH. MOST AREAS WILL MORNING TO EARLY AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURES...WITH READINGS STEADY OR FALLING DURING THE MID TO LATE AFTERNOON HOURS. COOLER TEMPERATURES WILL AGAIN MOVE INTO THE REGION BEHIND THE SYSTEM FOR THURSDAY...ACCOMPANIED BY LIGHTER WINDS AND HIGHER HUMIDITIES. A WARMING TREND IS STILL ON TRACK FOR FRIDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. GENERALLY DRY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THURSDAY THROUGH NEXT TUESDAY...WITH THE EXCEPTION LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT WHEN A CHANCE OF RAIN WILL AFFECT MOST AREAS. GUSTY SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS WILL LIKELY ACCOMPANY THE WARMING FRIDAY AND SATURDAY...BUT AT THIS TIME LIGHTER AND SOMEWHAT MORE VARIABLE WINDS ARE ANTICIPATED SUNDAY AND MONDAY. SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA- 403 PM CDT TUE APR 15 2014 .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. MIN TEMPERATURE.....33-38. MAX HUMIDITY........55-60 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 14 TO 19 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 29 MPH. PRECIPITATION.......ISOLATED TRACE TO 0.05 INCH AMOUNTS. .WEDNESDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN UNTIL 1300...THEN RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 70 PERCENT. MAX TEMPERATURE.....46-51. MIN HUMIDITY........47-52 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 14 TO 19 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTHWEST 18 TO 23 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS UP TO 33 MPH. HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW. HOURS OF SUN........0 HOURS. PRECIPITATION.......AREAS OF 0.10 TO 0.20 INCH AMOUNTS. MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 3200 FT AGL (AVE 12-6 PM). TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 22 MPH (AVE 12-6 PM). SMOKE DISPERSAL.....AROUND 68000 OR EXCELLENT (AVE 12-6 PM). MAX GFDI INDEX......LOW TO MODERATE. REF EVAPO TRANSP....0.08 TO 0.20 INCHES (20 INCH PLANT CANOPY). .WEDNESDAY NIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND FLURRIES UNTIL 0100. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 40 PERCENT. MIN TEMPERATURE.....21-26. MAX HUMIDITY........85-90 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS 19 TO 24 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 34 MPH. PRECIPITATION.......ISOLATED TRACE TO 0.05 INCH AMOUNTS. .THURSDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY UNTIL 1300...THEN PARTLY CLOUDY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....38-43. MIN HUMIDITY........47-52 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS 8 TO 13 MPH. HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW. HOURS OF SUN........6 HOURS. PRECIPITATION.......NONE. MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 3000 FT AGL (AVE 12-6 PM). TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 11 MPH (AVE 12-6 PM). SMOKE DISPERSAL.....AROUND 28000 OR FAIR (AVE 12-6 PM). MAX GFDI INDEX......MODERATE. REF EVAPO TRANSP....0.09 TO 0.12 INCHES (20 INCH PLANT CANOPY). .FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7... .THURSDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 25 TO 30. EAST WINDS 6 TO 11 MPH. .FRIDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS 50 TO 55. EAST WINDS 8 TO 13 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 21 MPH. .FRIDAY NIGHT...NOT AS COOL. PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 35 TO 40. SOUTHEAST WINDS 12 TO 17 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 26 MPH. .SATURDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. HIGHS 55 TO 60. SOUTHEAST WINDS 13 TO 18 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 28 MPH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 50 PERCENT. .SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 40 TO 45. EAST WINDS 8 TO 13 MPH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 40 PERCENT. .SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS 60 TO 65. NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. .SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 40 TO 45. SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. .MONDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS 65 TO 70. WEST WINDS 6 TO 11 MPH. .MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 40 TO 45. SOUTHWEST WINDS 6 TO 11 MPH. .TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS 65 TO 70. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 23 MPH.
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