Severe Weather Alerts
Fire Weather Warning:
Issued at: 11:39 am CDT on May 14, 2013, expires at: 8:00 PM CDT on May 14, 2013
- ...Red flag warning remains in effect until 8 PM CDT this evening for strong wind and low humidity for all of central and southern Minnesota...
- winds...south to southwest at 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph ahead of the cold front. Becoming west to northwest at 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph behind the front.
- Relative humidity...as low as 15 percent.
- Impacts...wildfires could become fast moving in a short period of time due to the strong winds...low humidity and dry fuels. 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.