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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 2:54 AM CDT on April 21, 2014

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on April 21, 2014


... Red flag warning in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 PM
CDT this evening for wind and low relative humidity for west
central into south central Minnesota...

The National Weather Service in Twin Cities/Chanhassen has issued
a red flag warning for wind and low relative humidity... which is
in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 PM CDT this evening. The
Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected area... west central through south central Minnesota...
along and west of a line from Morris to Mankato to Blue Earth.

* Winds... northwest 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Timing... this afternoon and early evening.

* Relative humidity... as low as 24 percent.

* Temperatures... in the middle to upper 60s.

* Impacts... wild fires could become fast moving in a short period
of time due to the strong winds... low humidity and dry fuels.

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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