South Itasca Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Watches & Warnings

Special Statement
Issued: 10:19 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 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
Issued: 3:27 PM CDT Oct. 18, 2017 – National Weather Service

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

The National Weather Service in Duluth has issued a red flag
warning for strong winds and low humidity, which is in effect
until 7 PM CDT this evening.

* Affected area... in Minnesota... fire weather zones 011... 019...
025... 026... 035 and 037.

* Timing... this afternoon through 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 lower 60s.

* 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.