Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
Issued by NWS Grand Forks, ND

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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR E ND...NW AND WC MN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
1240 PM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING NOW COVERS ALL OF NORTHEAST NORTH DAKOTA
AND NORTHWEST MINNESOTA...

...NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS PERSIST OVER AREAS NOT
COVERED BY THE WARNING...

.DISCUSSION...

FUELS REMAIN IN AN EXTREMELY DRY STATE AND CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER
CONDITIONS WILL BE APPROACHED OVER ALL AREAS AND ATTAINED THIS
AFTERNOON ACROSS NORTHWEST MINNESOTA AND NORTHEAST NORTH DAKOTA.
RED FLAG WARNINGS ARE POSTED THROUGH EARLY EVENING FOR THESE
LOCATIONS. HUMIDITY IS ALREADY DROPPING TO BETWEEN 15 AND 20 PERCENT
OVER THE WARNED AREA AS WIND SPEEDS APPROACH OR BRIEFLY EXCEED 20
MPH WITH GUSTS TO NEAR 35 MPH AT TIMES. LOOK FOR A WIND SHIFT FROM
WEST TO NORTHWEST EARLY THIS AFTERNOON OVER THE DEVILS LAKE REGION
PROGRESSING TO THE EAST BY MID AND LATE AFTERNOON. CONDITIONS
WILL STABILIZE AFTER SUNSET AND SATURDAY WILL OFFER LIGHTER WINDS
WITH THE EVENTUAL HOPE OF SOME MOISTURE FROM LATE SATURDAY THROUGH
EARLY NEXT WEEK.


NDZ006>008-014>016-024-026-027-054-172115-
TOWNER-CAVALIER-PEMBINA-BENSON-RAMSEY-EASTERN WALSH-EDDY-NELSON-
GRAND FORKS-WESTERN WALSH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CANDO...LANGDON...CAVALIER...MADDOCK...
LEEDS...DEVILS LAKE...GRAFTON...NEW ROCKFORD...LAKOTA...
GRAND FORKS...ADAMS
1240 PM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....71-76.
   24 HR TREND......10 DEGREES WARMER.
MIN HUMIDITY........17-22 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WINDY. NORTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...12.
HAINES INDEX........5 (MODERATE).
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD (AROUND 146300 KNOT-FT).
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 8100 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....33-38.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
MAX HUMIDITY........85-90 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......21 PERCENT HIGHER.
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN
                    THE EVENING.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF RAIN
                    SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....65-70.
   24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES COOLER.
MIN HUMIDITY........26-31 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT HIGHER.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...7.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD (AROUND 81500 KNOT-FT).
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 7900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. WEST
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER
40S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS IN
THE LOWER 30S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
.MONDAY...WINDY. MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER 40S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 25 MPH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. NORTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. NORTH WINDS
AROUND 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. NORTH WINDS AROUND
10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. NORTH WINDS
AROUND 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. NORTH WINDS AROUND
10 MPH.

$$

NDZ028>030-038-039-049-052-053-172115-
GRIGGS-STEELE-TRAILL-BARNES-CASS-RANSOM-SARGENT-RICHLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...COOPERSTOWN...FINLEY...MAYVILLE...
VALLEY CITY...FARGO...LISBON...GWINNER...WAHPETON
1240 PM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

...NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THROUGH EARLY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....73-78.
   24 HR TREND......11 DEGREES WARMER.
MIN HUMIDITY........11-16 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......17 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.....VERY GOOD (AROUND 107700 KNOT-FT).
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 7800 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....36-41.
   24 HR TREND......12 DEGREES WARMER.
MAX HUMIDITY........78-83 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......7 PERCENT HIGHER.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN
                    SHOWERS LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....65-70.
   24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES COOLER.
MIN HUMIDITY........30-35 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......16 PERCENT HIGHER.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......0.10 TO 0.20 INCH AMOUNTS.
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...4.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD (AROUND 93400 KNOT-FT).
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 7600 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. NORTHEAST
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER
50S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS IN
THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. HIGHS IN THE MID
40S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTH
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTH WINDS AROUND
15 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTH
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTH WINDS AROUND
10 MPH.

$$

MNZ002-003-017-022>024-027>032-040-172115-
NORMAN-CLAY-SOUTH BELTRAMI-MAHNOMEN-SOUTH CLEARWATER-HUBBARD-
WEST BECKER-EAST BECKER-WILKIN-WEST OTTER TAIL-EAST OTTER TAIL-
WADENA-GRANT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HALSTAD...MOORHEAD...BEMIDJI...
MAHNOMEN...LAKE ITASCA...PARK RAPIDS...DETROIT LAKES...
WOLF LAKE...BRECKENRIDGE...FERGUS FALLS...NEW YORK MILLS...
WADENA...ELBOW LAKE
1240 PM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

...NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THROUGH EARLY EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....70-75.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
MIN HUMIDITY........12-17 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......22 PERCENT LOWER.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...12.
HAINES INDEX........5 (MODERATE).
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT (AROUND 113400 KNOT-FT).
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 7000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....37-42.
   24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES WARMER.
MAX HUMIDITY........68-73 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......15 PERCENT LOWER.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH SHIFTING TO THE EAST
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....65-70.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
MIN HUMIDITY........26-31 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......12 PERCENT HIGHER.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20
                    MPH IN THE MORNING.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......TRACE TO 0.10 INCH AMOUNTS.
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...5.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT (AROUND 101500 KNOT-FT).
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 7100 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. EAST WINDS AROUND
10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S.
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS IN
THE LOWER 30S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 40S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW OR RAIN. LOWS IN
THE UPPER 20S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER 40S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHWEST
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. NORTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 15 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. NORTH WINDS
AROUND 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTH WINDS AROUND
10 MPH.

$$

MNZ001-004>009-013>016-172115-
WEST POLK-KITTSON-ROSEAU-LAKE OF THE WOODS-WEST MARSHALL-
EAST MARSHALL-NORTH BELTRAMI-PENNINGTON-RED LAKE-EAST POLK-
NORTH CLEARWATER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CROOKSTON...EAST GRAND FORKS...
HALLOCK...ROSEAU...BAUDETTE...WARREN...NEWFOLDEN...RED LAKE...
THIEF RIVER FALLS...RED LAKE FALLS...FOSSTON...BAGLEY
1240 PM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM CDT THIS EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....70-75.
   24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES WARMER.
MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......15 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 146500 KNOT-FT).
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 7900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 30 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....32-37.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
MAX HUMIDITY........78-83 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT LOWER.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE EAST
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH IN THE
                    EVENING.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS IN
                    THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....64-69.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
MIN HUMIDITY........25-30 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......8 PERCENT HIGHER.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...7.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT (AROUND 95200 KNOT-FT).
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 6900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. SOUTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY...CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTH
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...CLOUDY. RAIN AND SNOW LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER
30S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.MONDAY...CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 30S.
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF SNOW OR RAIN. LOWS IN
THE UPPER 20S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. HIGHS IN
THE LOWER 40S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. NORTH WINDS
AROUND 10 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. NORTHWEST WINDS
AROUND 15 MPH.
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS IN THE MID 20S. NORTH WINDS
AROUND 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. NORTH WINDS
AROUND 10 MPH.

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