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
723 AM CDT SAT APR 18 2015

...AMENDED TO INCLUDE MORNING HAINES INDICES...

...BISMARCK IS 5 (MODERATE)...
...ABERDEEN IS 4 (LOW)...
...INTERNATIONAL FALLS IS 3 (VERY LOW)...

.DISCUSSION...
HIGHS IN THE UPPER 60S TO LOW 70S TODAY WILL BE THE LAST DAY OF
WELL ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES AS CLOUDS AND COOLER WEATHER IS
AHEAD. MIN RHS IN THE 20S ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON WITH
INCREASING CLOUD COVER DURING THE DAY FROM SOUTHWEST TO NORTHEAST.
WINDS WILL BE SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH TODAY 10 TO 15 IN MINNESOTA AND
15 TO 20 MPH IN EASTERN NORTH DAKOTA A FEW GUST TO 25 TO 30 ARE
POSSIBLE IN THE DEVILS LAKE BASIN.

WETTING RAIN EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO LIFT UP FROM THE CENTRAL
PLAINS TODAY AND COME ACROSS THE AREA SATURDAY NIGHT INTO SUNDAY
WITH WINDS TURNING TO THE NORTHWEST AND TEMPERATURES MUCH LOWER
FOR SUNDAY AND THE REST OF THE WEEK. PRECIPITATION AMOUNTS ARE
EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM A QUARTER TO THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH.



NDZ006>008-014>016-024-026-027-054-182145-
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
630 AM CDT SAT APR 18 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....69-74.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
MIN HUMIDITY........21-26 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT HIGHER.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                    SOUTH 15 TO 20 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...8.
HAINES INDEX........6 (HIGH).
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD (AROUND 69700 KNOT-FT) INCREASING TO VERY
                    GOOD (AROUND 144600 KNOT-FT) IN THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 10100 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
                    EVENING...THEN RAIN LIKELY AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....39-44.
   24 HR TREND......12 DEGREES WARMER.
MAX HUMIDITY........87-92 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                    NORTHWEST AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......0.20 TO 0.30 INCH AMOUNTS.

.SUNDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN LIKELY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....48-53.
   24 HR TREND......22 DEGREES COOLER.
MIN HUMIDITY........51-56 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......26 PERCENT HIGHER.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30
                    MPH.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......0.10 TO 0.20 INCH AMOUNTS.
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...2.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT (AROUND 150000 KNOT-FT).
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 8200 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST AROUND 20 MPH INCREASING TO AROUND 30
                    MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


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

$$

NDZ028>030-038-039-049-052-053-182145-
GRIGGS-STEELE-TRAILL-BARNES-CASS-RANSOM-SARGENT-RICHLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...COOPERSTOWN...FINLEY...MAYVILLE...
VALLEY CITY...FARGO...LISBON...GWINNER...WAHPETON
630 AM CDT SAT APR 18 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....68-73.
   24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES COOLER.
MIN HUMIDITY........22-27 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......12 PERCENT HIGHER.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......TRACE TO 0.10 INCH AMOUNTS.
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...6.
HAINES INDEX........6 (HIGH).
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR (AROUND 42300 KNOT-FT) INCREASING TO GOOD
                    (AROUND 94700 KNOT-FT) IN THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 8000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN
                    RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....42-47.
   24 HR TREND......11 DEGREES WARMER.
MAX HUMIDITY........92-97 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......19 PERCENT HIGHER.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH INCREASING TO
                    NORTH AROUND 15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......0.50 TO 0.75 INCH AMOUNTS.

.SUNDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN
                    LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....52-57.
   24 HR TREND......15 DEGREES COOLER.
MIN HUMIDITY........43-48 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......21 PERCENT HIGHER.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30
                    MPH.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......TRACE TO 0.10 INCH AMOUNTS.
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...3.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT (AROUND 150000 KNOT-FT).
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 10000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 25 TO 30 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
LOWS IN THE MID 30S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
.MONDAY...WINDY. MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 25 MPH.
.MONDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW.
LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.TUESDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS AROUND 50. 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.
.THURSDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 20S. NORTHEAST
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.FRIDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTHEAST WINDS
AROUND 10 MPH.

$$

MNZ002-003-017-022>024-027>032-040-182145-
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
630 AM CDT SAT APR 18 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....68-73.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
MIN HUMIDITY........23-28 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......11 PERCENT HIGHER.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......TRACE TO 0.10 INCH AMOUNTS.
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...7.
HAINES INDEX........6 (HIGH).
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD (AROUND 58200 KNOT-FT) BECOMING EXCELLENT
                    (AROUND 104700 KNOT-FT) BY AFTERNOON.
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 7800 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST 15 TO 20 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE EVENING...THEN
                    RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....42-47.
   24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES WARMER.
MAX HUMIDITY........91-96 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......30 PERCENT HIGHER.
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......0.50 TO 0.75 INCH AMOUNTS.

.SUNDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. RAIN IN THE MORNING...THEN RAIN
                    LIKELY IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....50-55.
   24 HR TREND......17 DEGREES COOLER.
MIN HUMIDITY........55-60 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......33 PERCENT HIGHER.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25
                    MPH.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......TRACE TO 0.10 INCH AMOUNTS.
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...2.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT (AROUND 146700 KNOT-FT).
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 8000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 20 TO 25 MPH.


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

$$

MNZ001-004>009-013>016-182145-
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
630 AM CDT SAT APR 18 2015

.TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....68-73.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
MIN HUMIDITY........23-28 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......13 PERCENT HIGHER.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...9.
HAINES INDEX........5 (MODERATE).
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT (AROUND 60500 KNOT-FT) INCREASING TO
                    EXCELLENT (AROUND 122000 KNOT-FT) IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 8400 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHEAST AROUND 15 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN IN THE
                    EVENING...THEN RAIN AFTER MIDNIGHT.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....39-44.
   24 HR TREND......10 DEGREES WARMER.
MAX HUMIDITY........93-98 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......0.50 TO 0.75 INCH AMOUNTS.

.SUNDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. RAIN.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....49-54.
   24 HR TREND......22 DEGREES COOLER.
MIN HUMIDITY........56-61 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......32 PERCENT HIGHER.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 25
                    MPH.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......0.10 TO 0.20 INCH AMOUNTS.
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...1.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT (AROUND 141300 KNOT-FT).
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 7300 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 15 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST
                    AROUND 25 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.


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

$$











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