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Red Flag Warning issued in viewing area

Extreme fire danger this afternoon.

Posted: Apr 29, 2018 7:37 AM
Updated: Apr 29, 2018 10:10 AM

UPDATE: The Freeborn County Sheriff's Office says a red flag burning ban is in effect until 5 am Monday.

National Weather Service
326 AM CDT Sun Apr 29 2018

...Extreme Fire Weather Danger This Afternoon...

.Increasing southerly winds combined with mild temperatures, low
relative humidity, and dry fuels will lead to extreme fire danger
conditions this afternoon. Gusty winds will continue into the
early evening, then diminish with sunset as relative humidity
increases.

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...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM UNTIL 7 PM TODAY FOR
EXTREME FIRE CONDITIONS...

The National Weather Service in Des Moines has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 PM CDT
this evening.

* WIND...Southeast to South at 20 to 25 mph, gusting to near 40
mph at times.

* HUMIDITY...Falling to 20 to 25 percent.

* FUEL...Very dry grasses, nearly 100 percent cured.

* IMPACTS...Open burning is discouraged and any fires that develop
will spread rapidly and grow out of control due to the extreme
fire conditions.

The National Weather Service in La Crosse has issued a Red Flag
Warning, which is in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 PM CDT
this evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...In Iowa...Mitchell...Howard...Winneshiek...
Floyd...Chickasaw...and Fayette Counties. In Minnesota...
Wabasha...Dodge...Olmsted...Winona...Mower...Fillmore...and
Houston Counties.

* TIMING...1 pm through 7 pm today.

* WIND...South at 15 to 20 mph, gusting to near 30 mph.

* HUMIDITY...18 to 25 percent.

* IMPACTS...Any fires that develop today may spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is strongly discouraged.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A Red Flag Warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are expected. A combination of strong winds, low relative
humidity, and warm temperatures will contribute to extreme fire
behavior.

The National Weather Service in Twin Cities/Chanhassen has issued
a Red Flag Warning, 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 The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in
effect.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...Eastern Minnesota and far western Wisconsin.

* WIND...South 15 to 20 mph with gusts near 30 mph.

* HUMIDITY...Minimum RH of 18 to 25 percent.

* IMPACTS...any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
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342 AM CDT Sun Apr 29 2018

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 7 PM
CDT THIS EVENING FOR STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...

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