Routine Fire Wx Fcst (With/Without 6-10 Day Outlook)
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FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR E ND...NW AND WC MN
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
714 AM CDT FRI APR 17 2015


...UPDATED WITH RED FLAG WARNING NOW IN EFFECT FOR NORTHWEST
MINNESOTA AND THE NORTHERN RED RIVER VALLEY...

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE APPROACHED OVER ALL
OTHER AREAS NOT COVERED BY THE RED FLAG WARNING...

...MORNING OBSERVED HAINES INDICES...

...ABERDEEN AND INTERNATIONAL FALLS ARE 4 (LOW)...
...BISMARCK IS 3 (VERY LOW)...

.DISCUSSION...
RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT TODAY FROM NOON UNTIL 8PM FOR
PORTIONS OF THE NE ND AND NW MN. DRY FUELS AND RHS IN THE 15 TO 25
PERCENT RANGE COMBINED WITH WEST NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 GUSTING
TO 20 TO 30 MPH WILL CREATE CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS THIS
AFTERNOON INTO THE EVENING. ANOTHER WIND SHIFT BEHIND A COLD
FRONT THIS EVENING WILL CAUSE THE WINDS TO TURN TO THE NORTH
RAPIDLY. EXTREME FIRE BEHAVIOR IS POSSIBLE ONCE AGAIN DUE TO THE
SHIFTING WINDS AND DRY FUELS.

THE AREA SOUTH OF THE WARNING REMAINS VERY DRY WITH SIMILAR DRY
FUELS... HOWEVER WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO BE MUCH LESS WITH LOWER
GUSTS...DIMINISHING THE POTENTIAL FOR RAPID FIRE GROWTH.



NDZ006-007-014-015-024-026-054-172130-
TOWNER-CAVALIER-BENSON-RAMSEY-EDDY-NELSON-WESTERN WALSH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CANDO...LANGDON...MADDOCK...LEEDS...
DEVILS LAKE...NEW ROCKFORD...LAKOTA...ADAMS
714 AM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE APPROACHED THIS
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....66-71.
   24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES WARMER.
MIN HUMIDITY........18-23 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
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 101600 KNOT-FT).
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 8000 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......16 PERCENT HIGHER.
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF RAIN
                    SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....64-69.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
MIN HUMIDITY........26-31 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......10 PERCENT HIGHER.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...7.
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD (AROUND 84900 KNOT-FT).
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 8200 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S.
NORTHWEST 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. NORTH 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...PARTLY 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. NORTHEAST
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.
.THURSDAY...SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 40S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND
10 MPH.

$$

NDZ028>030-038-039-049-052-053-172130-
GRIGGS-STEELE-TRAILL-BARNES-CASS-RANSOM-SARGENT-RICHLAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...COOPERSTOWN...FINLEY...MAYVILLE...
VALLEY CITY...FARGO...LISBON...GWINNER...WAHPETON
714 AM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE APPROACHED THIS
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....70-75.
   24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES WARMER.
MIN HUMIDITY........11-16 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......17 PERCENT LOWER.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...12.
HAINES INDEX........5 (MODERATE).
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....FAIR (AROUND 53700 KNOT-FT) INCREASING TO VERY
                    GOOD (AROUND 107700 KNOT-FT) IN THE AFTERNOON.
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 7800 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....36-41.
   24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES WARMER.
MAX HUMIDITY........78-83 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......10 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......5 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>032-040-172130-
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
714 AM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

...CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS WILL BE APPROACHED THIS
AFTERNOON...

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....68-73.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
MIN HUMIDITY........12-17 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......22 PERCENT LOWER.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...12.
HAINES INDEX........5 (MODERATE).
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD (AROUND 50700 KNOT-FT) INCREASING TO
                    EXCELLENT (AROUND 113400 KNOT-FT) IN THE
                    AFTERNOON.
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 7000 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST AROUND 5 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST
                    AROUND 15 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....37-42.
   24 HR TREND......6 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.

$$

NDZ008-016-027-172130-
PEMBINA-EASTERN WALSH-GRAND FORKS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...CAVALIER...GRAFTON...GRAND FORKS
714 AM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....68-73.
   24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES WARMER.
MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
20-FOOT WINDS.......WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH SHIFTING TO THE NORTH
                    LATE IN THE AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...12.
HAINES INDEX........5 (MODERATE).
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....VERY GOOD (AROUND 121600 KNOT-FT) BECOMING
                    EXCELLENT (AROUND 150000 KNOT-FT) BY AFTERNOON.
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 8200 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....WEST 20 TO 25 MPH.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....32-37.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
MAX HUMIDITY........85-90 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......19 PERCENT HIGHER.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 20 MPH
                    IN THE EVENING.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.

.SATURDAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY. CHANCE OF RAIN
                    SHOWERS IN THE AFTERNOON.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....66-71.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
MIN HUMIDITY........24-29 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.....GOOD (AROUND 74000 KNOT-FT).
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 7300 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 10 TO 15 MPH.


.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7......
.SATURDAY NIGHT...SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. SOUTHEAST
WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.
.SUNDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S.
NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 15 MPH.
.SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN AND SNOW. LOWS IN
THE LOWER 30S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 20 MPH.
.MONDAY...MOSTLY CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN OR SNOW. HIGHS IN THE
LOWER 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 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
15 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.

$$

MNZ001-004>009-013>016-172130-
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
714 AM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM CDT THIS
EVENING...

.REST OF TODAY...
SKY/WEATHER.........SUNNY.
MAX TEMPERATURE.....67-72.
   24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES WARMER.
MIN HUMIDITY........15-20 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......15 PERCENT LOWER.
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE
                    NORTHWEST 15 TO 20 MPH IN THE LATE MORNING AND
                    AFTERNOON.
LAL.................1.
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...12.
HAINES INDEX........5 (MODERATE).
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT (AROUND 108800 KNOT-FT).
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 7900 FT AGL.
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTHWEST AROUND 15 MPH INCREASING TO NORTHWEST
                    AROUND 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON.

.TONIGHT...
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.
MIN TEMPERATURE.....32-37.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
MAX HUMIDITY........78-83 PERCENT.
   24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH SHIFTING TO THE EAST
                    AFTER MIDNIGHT. GUSTS UP TO 20 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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