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Special Statement
Issued: 4:58 AM CDT Oct. 18, 2017 – National Weather Service

... 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 as high as 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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458 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 as high as 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.


Huyck


Fire Weather Warning
Issued: 4:17 AM CDT Oct. 18, 2017 – National Weather Service

... Red flag warning in effect from 1 PM this afternoon to 7 PM
CDT this evening for strong winds and low humidity over portions
of north-central Minnesota...

The National Weather Service in Duluth has issued a red flag
warning for strong winds and low humidity, 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Weather Watch is no longer in effect.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... in Minnesota... fire weather zones 010 and 018.

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

* Winds... west 15 to 20 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Relative humidity... as low as 20 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.



Huyck



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