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Fire Weather Planning Forecast for Central and South Central
Minnesota and West Central Wisconsin
National Weather Service Twin Cities/Chanhassen MN
235 PM CDT Tue May 21 2019
.DISCUSSION...
Strong easterly winds will continue today as clouds thicken and
rain moves up from the south. Rain should spread across the entire
region overnight and gradually end on Wednesday. Areas in western
Minnesota could see around an inch, where as areas in western 
Wisconsin will see around a half an inch. 
Looking ahead, Thursday will be dry with light and variable winds,
but another system will bring rain Thursday night into Friday.
As of now the Memorial Day weekend is looking mostly dry and cool.
MNZ047-048-054>058-064>067-073>075-221215-
Stevens-Pope-Lac Qui Parle-Swift-Chippewa-Kandiyohi-Meeker-
Yellow Medicine-Renville-McLeod-Sibley-Redwood-Brown-Nicollet-
Including the cities of Morris, Glenwood, Madison, Benson, 
Montevideo, Willmar, Litchfield, Granite Falls, Olivia, 
Hutchinson, Gaylord, Redwood Falls, New Ulm, and St Peter
235 PM CDT Tue May 21 2019
.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers. Chance of showers near 
                    100 percent. 
Min temperature.....43-48. 
Max humidity........91-96 percent. 
20-foot winds.......Windy. East winds 25 to 30 mph. Gusts up to 45 
                    mph decreasing to 35 mph late in the night. 
LAL.................1. 
Chance of Precipitation.......Widespread 0.75 to 1.00 inch amounts. 
.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers until 1300, then chance of 
                    rain showers. Chance of showers 90 percent. 
Max temperature.....57-62. 
Min humidity........59-64 percent. 
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 16 to 21 mph shifting to the 
                    southwest 15 to 20 mph in the afternoon. 
LAL.................1. 
Haines Index........3 or very low. 
Hours of sun........1 Hour. 
Chance of Precipitation.......Widespread 0.20 to 0.30 inch amounts. 
Mixing height.......Around 3500 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM). 
Transport winds.....Southwest around 20 mph (Ave 12-6 pm). 
Smoke dispersal.....Around 76000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM). 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy until 0500, then partly cloudy. 
                    Slight chance of rain showers until 0100. 
                    Chance of showers 20 percent. 
Min temperature.....43-48. 
Max humidity........89-94 percent. 
20-foot winds.......West winds 12 to 17 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chance of Precipitation.......Isolated None. 
.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. 
Max temperature.....61-66. 
Min humidity........48-53 percent. 
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 6 to 11 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Haines Index........4 or low. 
Hours of sun........6 Hours. 
Chance of Precipitation.......None . 
Mixing height.......Around 4300 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM). 
Transport winds.....North around 8 mph (Ave 12-6 pm). 
Smoke dispersal.....Around 43000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM). 
.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Rain showers likely and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 50 TO 55. East winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts
to around 25 mph. Chance of  precipitation 70 percent. 
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Highs 70 TO 75.
South winds 13 to 18 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of 
showers 50 percent. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 50 TO 55. West winds 10 to
15 mph with gusts to around 25 mph. 
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 65 TO 70. Northwest winds 7 to
11 mph. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 45 TO 50. West winds 5 to
10 mph. 
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain showers. Highs
70 TO 75. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of  showers 20 percent. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
Lows 45 TO 50. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of  showers
20 percent. 
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain showers. Highs
65 TO 70. East winds 7 to 12 mph. Chance of  showers 20 percent. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 50 TO
55. East winds 6 to 11 mph. Chance of  showers 50 percent. 
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Highs 60 TO 65.
East winds 8 to 12 mph. Chance of  showers 50 percent. 
$$
MNZ076>078-082>085-091>093-221215-
Le Sueur-Rice-Goodhue-Watonwan-Blue Earth-Waseca-Steele-Martin-
Faribault-Freeborn-
Including the cities of Le Sueur, Faribault, Red Wing, St James, 
Mankato, Waseca, Owatonna, Fairmont, Blue Earth, and Albert Lea
235 PM CDT Tue May 21 2019
.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers. Chance of showers near 
                    100 percent. 
Min temperature.....43-48. 
Max humidity........95-100 percent. 
20-foot winds.......Windy. Southeast winds 26 to 31 mph. Gusts up 
                    to 50 mph decreasing to 40 mph after midnight. 
LAL.................1. 
Chance of Precipitation.......Widespread 0.50 to 0.75 inch amounts. 
.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers until 
                    1600. Chance of showers 50 percent. 
Max temperature.....62-67. 
Min humidity........49-54 percent. 
20-foot winds.......South winds 17 to 22 mph. Gusts up to 35 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Haines Index........3 or very low. 
Hours of sun........3 Hours. 
Chance of Precipitation.......Scattered trace to 0.05 inch amounts. 
Mixing height.......Around 5300 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM). 
Transport winds.....Southwest around 35 mph (Ave 12-6 pm). 
Smoke dispersal.....Around 188000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM). 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy. 
Min temperature.....44-49. 
Max humidity........87-92 percent. 
20-foot winds.......West winds 12 to 17 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chance of Precipitation.......None . 
.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. 
Max temperature.....65-70. 
Min humidity........44-49 percent. 
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 6 to 11 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Haines Index........4 or low. 
Hours of sun........8 Hours. 
Chance of Precipitation.......None . 
Mixing height.......Around 4600 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM). 
Transport winds.....Northwest around 10 mph (Ave 12-6 pm). 
Smoke dispersal.....Around 52000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM). 
.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Rain showers likely and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 55 TO 60. East winds 8 to 13 mph. Chance of 
precipitation 70 percent. 
.FRIDAY...Partly sunny. Chance of rain showers. Highs 75 TO 80.
South winds 12 to 17 mph with gusts to around 30 mph. Chance of 
showers 50 percent. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 50 TO 55. Southwest winds 8 to
13 mph. 
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 70 TO 75. West winds 7 to 12 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 50 TO 55. North winds 5 to
10 mph. 
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 70 TO 75. Northwest winds 5 to
7 mph. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 45 TO
50. North winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of  showers 30 percent. 
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 65 TO 70. East winds 7 to 12 mph. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 50 TO
55. Southeast winds 8 to 13 mph. Chance of  showers 50 percent. 
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight
chance of thunderstorms. Highs 65 TO 70. Southeast winds 8 to
13 mph. Chance of  precipitation 50 percent. 
$$
MNZ041>045-049>053-221215-
Douglas-Todd-Morrison-Mille Lacs-Kanabec-Stearns-Benton-Sherburne-
Isanti-Chisago-
Including the cities of Alexandria, Long Prairie, Little Falls, 
Princeton, Mora, St Cloud, Foley, Elk River, Cambridge, 
and Center City
235 PM CDT Tue May 21 2019
.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of rain showers until 2100, then 
                    rain showers. Chance of showers near 100 
                    percent. 
Min temperature.....42-47. 
Max humidity........93-98 percent. 
20-foot winds.......Breezy. East winds 24 to 29 mph. Gusts up to 45 
                    mph decreasing to 35 mph late in the night. 
LAL.................1. 
Chance of Precipitation.......Widespread 0.50 to 0.75 inch amounts. 
.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers until 1600, then chance of 
                    rain showers and slight chance of 
                    thunderstorms. Chance of precipitation near 100 
                    percent. 
Max temperature.....56-61. 
Min humidity........63-68 percent. 
20-foot winds.......Southeast winds 16 to 21 mph. 
LAL.................1 until 1600, then 2. 
Haines Index........3 or very low. 
Hours of sun........None. 
Chance of Precipitation.......Widespread 0.30 to 0.50 inch amounts. 
Mixing height.......Around 2700 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM). 
Transport winds.....South around 19 mph (Ave 12-6 pm). 
Smoke dispersal.....Around 54000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM). 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Chance 
                    of showers 40 percent. 
Min temperature.....43-48. 
Max humidity........95-100 percent. 
20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chance of Precipitation.......Scattered trace to 0.05 inch amounts. 
.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. 
Max temperature.....58-63. 
Min humidity........53-58 percent. 
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 6 to 11 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Haines Index........4 or low. 
Hours of sun........4 Hours. 
Chance of Precipitation.......None . 
Mixing height.......Around 3900 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM). 
Transport winds.....North around 9 mph (Ave 12-6 pm). 
Smoke dispersal.....Around 41000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM). 
.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows
45 TO 50. East winds 8 to 13 mph. Chance of  showers 50 percent. 
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers and slight chance
of thunderstorms. Highs 65 TO 70. Southeast winds 11 to 16 mph
with gusts to around 25 mph. Chance of  precipitation 50 percent.
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 45 TO 50. West winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts
to around 25 mph. Chance of  precipitation 20 percent. 
.SATURDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 65 TO 70. West winds 7 to 12 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 45 TO 50. West winds 5 to
10 mph. 
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain showers. Highs
65 TO 70. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of  showers 20 percent. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
Lows 40 TO 45. North winds 6 to 9 mph. Chance of  showers
20 percent. 
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 65 TO 70. East winds 5 to 10 mph. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 45 TO
50. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of  showers 40 percent. 
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Highs 60 TO 65.
East winds 6 to 11 mph. Chance of  showers 50 percent. 
$$
MNZ059>063-068>070-221215-
Wright-Hennepin-Anoka-Ramsey-Washington-Carver-Scott-Dakota-
Including the cities of Monticello, Minneapolis, Blaine, St Paul, 
Stillwater, Chaska, Shakopee, and Hastings
235 PM CDT Tue May 21 2019
.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Rain showers. Chance of showers near 
                    100 percent. 
Min temperature.....44-49. 
Max humidity........92-97 percent. 
20-foot winds.......Breezy. East winds 22 to 27 mph. Gusts up to 40 
                    mph decreasing to 30 mph late in the night. 
LAL.................1. 
Chance of Precipitation.......Widespread 0.50 to 0.75 inch amounts. 
.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Rain showers likely until 1300, 
                    then chance of rain showers. Chance of showers 
                    70 percent. 
Max temperature.....61-66. 
Min humidity........54-59 percent. 
20-foot winds.......South winds 14 to 19 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Haines Index........3 or very low. 
Hours of sun........1 Hour. 
Chance of Precipitation.......Areas of 0.10 to 0.20 inch amounts. 
Mixing height.......Around 5000 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM). 
Transport winds.....Southwest around 30 mph (Ave 12-6 pm). 
Smoke dispersal.....Around 150000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM). 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers 
                    until 0100. Chance of showers 20 percent. 
Min temperature.....45-50. 
Max humidity........87-92 percent. 
20-foot winds.......West winds 10 to 15 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chance of Precipitation.......Isolated None. 
.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. 
Max temperature.....62-67. 
Min humidity........49-54 percent. 
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Haines Index........4 or low. 
Hours of sun........6 Hours. 
Chance of Precipitation.......None . 
Mixing height.......Around 4300 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM). 
Transport winds.....Northwest around 12 mph (Ave 12-6 pm). 
Smoke dispersal.....Around 53000 or good (Ave 12-6 PM). 
.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Rain showers likely and slight chance of
thunderstorms. Lows 50 TO 55. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of 
precipitation 70 percent. 
.FRIDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Highs 70 TO 75.
South winds 8 to 12 mph. Chance of  showers 50 percent. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 50 TO 55. West winds 6 to
11 mph. 
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 70 TO 75. West winds 7 to 11 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 45 TO 50. Northwest winds
5 to 9 mph. 
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 70 TO 75. West winds 5 to 8 mph. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
Lows 45 TO 50. North winds 5 to 8 mph. Chance of  showers
20 percent. 
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 65 TO 70. Northeast winds 5 to
8 mph. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 45 TO
50. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of  showers 50 percent. 
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Highs 60 TO 65.
East winds 6 to 10 mph. Chance of  showers 50 percent. 
$$
WIZ014>016-023>028-221215-
Polk-Barron-Rusk-St. Croix-Pierce-Dunn-Pepin-Chippewa-Eau Claire-
Including the cities of Osceola, Rice Lake, Ladysmith, Hudson, 
River Falls, Prescott, Menomonie, Durand, Chippewa Falls, 
and Eau Claire
235 PM CDT Tue May 21 2019
.TONIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Cloudy. Chance of rain showers until 2000, then 
                    rain showers. Chance of showers near 100 
                    percent. 
Min temperature.....43-48. 
Max humidity........92-97 percent. 
20-foot winds.......Breezy. East winds 22 to 27 mph. Gusts up to 40 
                    mph until early morning. 
LAL.................1. 
Chance of Precipitation.......Widespread 0.30 to 0.50 inch amounts. 
.WEDNESDAY...
Sky/weather.........Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. slight 
                    chance of thunderstorms after 1300. Chance of 
                    precipitation 50 percent. 
Max temperature.....63-68. 
Min humidity........50-55 percent. 
20-foot winds.......South winds 14 to 19 mph. Gusts up to 30 mph. 
LAL.................1 until 1300, then 2 until 1600, then 3. 
Haines Index........4 or low. 
Hours of sun........2 Hours. 
Chance of Precipitation.......Scattered trace to 0.05 inch amounts. 
Mixing height.......Around 4700 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM). 
Transport winds.....South around 31 mph (Ave 12-6 pm). 
Smoke dispersal.....Around 151000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM). 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...
Sky/weather.........Partly cloudy until 0600, then mostly cloudy. 
                    Slight chance of rain showers. Chance of 
                    showers 20 percent. 
Min temperature.....45-50. 
Max humidity........92-97 percent. 
20-foot winds.......Southwest winds 7 to 12 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Chance of Precipitation.......Isolated None. 
.THURSDAY...
Sky/weather.........Partly sunny. 
Max temperature.....62-67. 
Min humidity........48-53 percent. 
20-foot winds.......Northwest winds 6 to 11 mph. 
LAL.................1. 
Haines Index........4 or low. 
Hours of sun........6 Hours. 
Chance of Precipitation.......None . 
Mixing height.......Around 4400 ft agl (Ave 12-6 PM). 
Transport winds.....Northwest around 16 mph (Ave 12-6 pm). 
Smoke dispersal.....Around 72000 or excellent (Ave 12-6 PM). 
.FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows
45 TO 50. Northeast winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of  showers
50 percent. 
.FRIDAY...Rain showers likely and slight chance of thunderstorms.
Highs 70 TO 75. Southeast winds 8 to 13 mph. Chance of 
precipitation 70 percent. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of showers and
thunderstorms. Lows 50 TO 55. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance
of  precipitation 20 percent. 
.SATURDAY...Mostly sunny. Highs 65 TO 70. West winds 8 to 13 mph.
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear. Lows 45 TO 50. Northwest winds
6 to 11 mph. 
.SUNDAY...Partly sunny. Slight chance of rain showers. Highs
65 TO 70. West winds 5 to 7 mph. Chance of  showers 20 percent. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Slight chance of rain showers.
Lows 45 TO 50. North winds 5 to 7 mph. Chance of  showers
20 percent. 
.MONDAY...Partly sunny. Highs 65 TO 70. Northeast winds 5 to
7 mph. 
.MONDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Lows 45 TO
50. Southeast winds 5 to 9 mph. Chance of  showers 40 percent. 
.TUESDAY...Mostly cloudy. Chance of rain showers. Highs 60 TO 65.
Southeast winds 6 to 10 mph. Chance of  showers 50 percent. 
$$
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