Minnesota Fire Weather Zone 900

...DRY AND BREEZY TODAY RESULTING IN ELEVATED FIRE DANGER...
.DISCUSSION... INCREASING SOUTHERLY FLOW IS EXPECTED TODAY...WITH THE STRONGEST WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 25 MPH AND GUSTS NEAR 35 MPH EXPECTED IN AREAS NEAR AND WEST OF A DE SMET TO LAKE ANDES LINE. WHILE THESE AREAS WILL INITIALLY SEE A SLIGHT INCREASE IN NEAR SURFACE MOISTURE LEVELS...STRONG AFTERNOON MIXING WILL BRING DRIER AIR DOWN FROM ALOFT...RESULTING IN MINIMUM HUMIDITY LEVELS FROM 30 TO 40 PERCENT. THIS COMBINED WITH DRY FINE FUELS WILL LEAD TO VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR THOSE AREAS FROM THE LOWER BRULE THROUGH THE MIDDLE JAMES RIVER VALLEY...WITH HIGH TO MODERATE FIRE DANGER FARTHER TO THE EAST. BREEZY CONDITIONS WILL SHIFT EAST ON WEDNESDAY. HOWEVER...DEEPER MOISTURE IS EXPECTED WITH AN INCREASING CHANCE OF SHOWERS. THUS THE FIRE DANGER SHOULD REMAIN LOW TO MODERATE FOR MOST AREAS... THOUGH PARTS OF SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA MAY BRIEFLY SEE A HIGH FIRE DANGER IN THE EARLY AFTERNOON BEFORE SHOWERS MOVE INTO THE AREA. MILD WEATHER WILL CONTINUE INTO THE WEEKEND WITH NO PRECIPITATION EXPECTED. SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA- 428 AM CDT TUE OCT 21 2014 .TODAY... SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....63-68. MIN HUMIDITY........40-45 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 13 TO 18 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 28 MPH. HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE. HOURS OF SUN........11 HOURS. PRECIPITATION.......NONE. MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 1900 FT AGL (AVE 12-6 PM). TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 20 MPH (AVE 12-6 PM). SMOKE DISPERSAL.....AROUND 31000 OR GOOD (AVE 12-6 PM). MAX GFDI INDEX......MODERATE TO HIGH. REF EVAPO TRANSP....0.14 TO 0.21 INCHES (20 INCH PLANT CANOPY). .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR. MIN TEMPERATURE.....41-46. MAX HUMIDITY........90-95 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 12 TO 17 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 27 MPH. PRECIPITATION.......NONE. .WEDNESDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS UNTIL 1300. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AFTER 1300. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 50 PERCENT. MAX TEMPERATURE.....63-68. MIN HUMIDITY........55-60 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 16 TO 21 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 32 MPH. HAINES INDEX........5 OR MODERATE. HOURS OF SUN........2 HOURS. PRECIPITATION.......SCATTERED 0.05 TO 0.10 INCH AMOUNTS. MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 1700 FT AGL (AVE 12-6 PM). TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 24 MPH (AVE 12-6 PM). SMOKE DISPERSAL.....AROUND 36000 OR GOOD (AVE 12-6 PM). MAX GFDI INDEX......MODERATE TO HIGH. REF EVAPO TRANSP....0.11 TO 0.15 INCHES (20 INCH PLANT CANOPY). .FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7... .WEDNESDAY NIGHT...RAIN SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS 45 TO 50. SOUTHWEST WINDS 8 TO 13 MPH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 70 PERCENT. .THURSDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS 65 TO 70. WEST WINDS 5 TO 8 MPH. .THURSDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 40 TO 45. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 7 MPH. .FRIDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS 70 TO 75. SOUTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 9 MPH. .FRIDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 45 TO 50. NORTHWEST WINDS 5 TO 7 MPH. .SATURDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS 65 TO 70. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 8 MPH. .SATURDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 45 TO 50. SOUTH WINDS 6 TO 11 MPH. .SUNDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS 65 TO 70. SOUTHWEST WINDS 11 TO 16 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 24 MPH. .SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 45 TO 50. WEST WINDS 6 TO 11 MPH. .MONDAY...COOLER. PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. HIGHS 55 TO 60. NORTHWEST WINDS 12 TO 17 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 27 MPH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 20 PERCENT.
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