Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Duluth, MN

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WWUS83 KDLH 021449
RFWDLH

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DULUTH MN
949 AM CDT SAT MAY 2 2015

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS IN NORTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA
TODAY...

.A SOUTHWEST WIND WILL ALLOW TEMPERATURES TO CLIMB TO SOME OF THE
WARMEST READINGS SO FAR THIS SPRING SEASON. TEMPERATURES SHOULD
RISE INTO THE UPPER 70S TO LOWER 80S AT SOME LOCATIONS...ALONG
WITH AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITIES DROPPING INTO THE 15 TO 20
PERCENT RANGE. WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE SUSTAINED IN THE 10 TO 15
MPH RANGE...WITH A FEW GUSTS UP TO 25 MPH DURING THE AFTERNOON.
THIS WILL RESULT IN CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS FOR MUCH OF
NORTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA...WITH THE MOST CRITICAL WEATHER
CONDITIONS ACROSS AREAS ALONG AND WEST OF A LINE ROUGHLY FROM
LONGVILLE...TO GRAND RAPIDS...TO VOYAGEURS NATIONAL PARK.

MNZ010-018-025-026-022300-
/O.CON.KDLH.FW.W.0005.150502T1800Z-150503T0100Z/
KOOCHICHING-NORTHERN ITASCA-NORTHERN CASS-SOUTHERN ITASCA-
949 AM CDT SAT MAY 2 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO
8 PM CDT THIS EVENING FOR PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL MINNESOTA...

* AFFECTED AREA...IN MINNESOTA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 010...018...
  025 AND 026.

* WIND...SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.

* WIND GUSTS...UP TO 25 MPH.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AS LOW AS 15 TO 20 PERCENT.

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 70S TO NEAR 80.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT IGNITE THIS AFTERNOON OR EVENING
  COULD SPREAD RAPIDLY AND BE VERY DIFFICULT TO CONTROL.
  EXTREMELY RAPID FIRE SPREAD WILL BE POSSIBLE IN DORMANT
  GRASSES AND OTHER DORMANT VEGETATION THAT HAS NOT YET GREENED
  UP.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES CAN
CONTRIBUTE TO EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR.

&&

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