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Special Statement

Statement as of 10:19 AM CDT on October 18, 2017

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on October 18, 2017


... Near-critical fire weather conditions today...

Very dry air over the Northland combined with strong west winds
will create near-critical fire weather conditions today. Wind
speeds of 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph and humidity values
of 20 to 30 percent will enhance the potential for rapid fire
spread and growth from the Brainerd lakes northeast across central
and northern St. Louis County this afternoon.

Avoid burning outdoors today and discard burning items, including
cigarettes, in a safe and fire resistant container.


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1019 am CDT Wed Oct 18 2017

... Near-critical fire weather conditions today...

Very dry air over the Northland combined with strong west winds
will create near-critical fire weather conditions today. Wind
speeds of 10 to 20 mph with gusts to 30 mph and humidity values
of 20 to 30 percent will enhance the potential for rapid fire
spread and growth from the Brainerd lakes northeast across central
and northern St. Louis County this afternoon.

Avoid burning outdoors today and discard burning items, including
cigarettes, in a safe and fire resistant container.


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Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 3:27 PM CDT on October 18, 2017

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on October 18, 2017


... Red flag warning remains in effect until 7 PM CDT this evening
for strong winds and low humidity for portions of northern
Minnesota...

* affected area... in Minnesota... fire weather zones 010 and 018.

* Timing... this afternoon into the early evening.

* Winds... west 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Relative humidity... as low as 15 percent.

* Temperatures... in the upper 50s.

* Impacts... any fires that develop may spread quickly.

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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