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 The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in
effect.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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Wright-Hennepin-Anoka-Ramsey-Washington-Carver-Scott-Dakota-
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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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Reported Deaths: 1739
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Anoka3891115
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Nobles17819
Scott166922
Mower11172
Rice10488
Blue Earth9606
Wright9395
Carver9153
Clay79540
Sherburne75810
Kandiyohi7251
St. Louis63620
Todd4312
Lyon4273
Watonwan3842
Freeborn3651
Nicollet36313
Steele3632
Benton3273
Winona27216
Beltrami2670
Crow Wing26514
McLeod2400
Le Sueur2371
Martin2125
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Otter Tail2094
Goodhue2089
Cottonwood1800
Becker1641
Pipestone1619
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Reported Deaths: 965
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Johnson216521
Dallas195135
Scott180815
Buena Vista180112
Dubuque177031
Marshall147527
Pottawattamie140029
Story120315
Wapello94336
Muscatine88048
Webster8678
Crawford7433
Cerro Gordo67119
Sioux6713
Warren5972
Tama56129
Plymouth49312
Jasper49028
Wright4851
Clinton4504
Dickinson3874
Louisa37814
Washington30710
Boone2783
Franklin25912
Hamilton2561
Bremer2407
Des Moines2262
Clarke2103
Clay2101
Carroll2082
Emmet1974
Marion1930
Shelby1931
Hardin1890
Floyd1753
Jackson1671
Benton1641
Allamakee1624
Poweshiek1608
Henry1464
Mahaska14417
Guthrie1425
Lee1415
Buchanan1401
Cedar1361
Jones1362
Butler1332
Madison1302
Delaware1291
Humboldt1271
Hancock1252
Lyon1242
Pocahontas1202
Clayton1163
Harrison1161
Cherokee1101
Winnebago1080
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Kossuth1020
Page1010
Taylor1000
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Fayette960
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Jefferson890
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Sac870
Grundy861
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