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WWUS83 KFGF 022013
RFWFGF

URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND
313 PM CDT MON MAY 2 2016

MNZ001>003-013>016-022-023-027>031-040-040100-
/O.NEW.KFGF.FW.A.0001.160503T1700Z-160504T0100Z/
WEST POLK-NORMAN-CLAY-PENNINGTON-RED LAKE-EAST POLK-
NORTH CLEARWATER-MAHNOMEN-SOUTH CLEARWATER-WEST BECKER-
EAST BECKER-WILKIN-WEST OTTER TAIL-EAST OTTER TAIL-GRANT-
313 PM CDT MON MAY 2 2016

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH
TUESDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR A
GOOD PART OF NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN GRAND FORKS HAS ISSUED A FIRE
WEATHER WATCH FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...WHICH IS
IN EFFECT FROM TUESDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH TUESDAY EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA...IN MINNESOTA...FIRE WEATHER ZONES 001...002...
  003...013...014...015...016...022...023...027...028...029...
  030... 031 AND 040.

* WINDS...NORTH SUSTAINED NEAR 20 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH.

* TIMING...AFTERNOON INTO EARLY EVENING.

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

* TEMPERATURES...IN THE MID 60S.

* IMPACTS...ANY FIRES THAT DEVELOP WILL LIKELY SPREAD RAPIDLY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A FIRE WEATHER WATCH MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE POSSIBLE. LISTEN FOR LATER FORECASTS AND POSSIBLE RED FLAG
WARNINGS.

&&

$$
WJB




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