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FNUS53 KFGF 202017  
FWFFGF  
 
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST FOR E ND, NW AND WC MN  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE GRAND FORKS ND  
317 PM CDT WED SEP 20 2017  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
A REAL SOAKING PATTERN COMING UP STARTING A COUPLE OF DAYS FROM  
NOW BUT IT SHOULD REMAIN DRY THROUGH ABOUT THURSDAY EVENING. STOUT  
WINDS OUT OF THE SOUTH TOMORROW AT 15 TO 20 MPH WITH AN OCCASIONAL  
BLAST TOWARD 30 MPH. SHOWERS AND A FEW STRONG THUNDERSTORMS WILL  
OCCUR THURSDAY NIGHT AND AGAIN FRIDAY AFTERNOON INTO THE EVENING.  
THE WEEKEND WILL BE MORE SHOWERY AS OPPOSED TO STORMY. MILD  
TEMPERATURES THURSDAY AND FRIDAY WILL TRANSITION COOLER FOR A FEW  
DAYS THEREAFTER. ONCE THE SHOWERS COME IN THEY WILL LAST  
INTERMITTENTLY THROUGH THE EARLY PART OF NEXT WEEK.  
 
NDZ006>008-014>016-024-026>030-054-210930-  
TOWNER-CAVALIER-PEMBINA-BENSON-RAMSEY-EASTERN WALSH COUNTY-EDDY-  
NELSON-GRAND FORKS-GRIGGS-STEELE-TRAILL-WESTERN WALSH COUNTY-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF CANDO, LANGDON, CAVALIER, WALHALLA,  
DRAYTON, PEMBINA, NECHE, ST. THOMAS, FORT TOTTEN, MADDOCK, LEEDS,  
MINNEWAUKAN, DEVILS LAKE, GRAFTON, PARK RIVER, NEW ROCKFORD,  
LAKOTA, MCVILLE, ANETA, TOLNA, GRAND FORKS, COOPERSTOWN, FINLEY,  
HOPE, MAYVILLE, HILLSBORO, HATTON, PORTLAND, EDINBURG, ADAMS,  
AND LANKIN  
317 PM CDT WED SEP 20 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....47-52.  
24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.  
MAX HUMIDITY........76-81 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......20 PERCENT LOWER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE  
MORNING.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....72-77.  
24 HR TREND......5 DEGREES WARMER.  
MIN HUMIDITY........42-47 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......6 PERCENT HIGHER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.  
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...5.  
HAINES INDEX........6 (HIGH).  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD (AROUND 82500 KNOT-FT) BECOMING VERY GOOD  
(AROUND 131200 KNOT-FT) BY AFTERNOON.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 6500 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 25 MPH.  
   
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER  
MIDNIGHT.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....48-53.  
24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.  
MAX HUMIDITY........90-95 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......13 PERCENT HIGHER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT  
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....60-65.  
24 HR TREND......13 DEGREES COOLER.  
MIN HUMIDITY........66-71 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......18 PERCENT HIGHER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH.  
LAL.................3.  
PRECIPITATION.......SCATTERED 0.10 TO 0.20 INCH AMOUNTS.  
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...2.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
 
   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT  
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S. NORTH WINDS AROUND  
10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN  
THE UPPER 50S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.  
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.  
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS  
IN THE LOWER 40S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE  
UPPER 50S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
LOWER 40S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS AROUND  
60. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS IN THE LOWER 40S. WEST WINDS  
AROUND 5 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. WEST WINDS  
AROUND 10 MPH.  
 

 
 
NDZ038-039-049-052-053-210930-  
BARNES-CASS-RANSOM-SARGENT-RICHLAND-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF VALLEY CITY, FARGO, LISBON, ENDERLIN,  
GWINNER, MILNOR, FORMAN, RUTLAND, AND WAHPETON  
317 PM CDT WED SEP 20 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....48-53.  
24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.  
MAX HUMIDITY........79-84 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......17 PERCENT LOWER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....76-81.  
24 HR TREND......8 DEGREES WARMER.  
MIN HUMIDITY........46-51 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......12 PERCENT HIGHER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH IN  
THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.  
LAL.................1.  
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.  
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...8.  
HAINES INDEX........5 (MODERATE).  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....GOOD (AROUND 95000 KNOT-FT) BECOMING VERY GOOD  
(AROUND 139300 KNOT-FT) BY AFTERNOON.  
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 5600 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH 25 TO 30 MPH.  
   
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY BECOMING MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT  
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....56-61.  
24 HR TREND......10 DEGREES WARMER.  
MAX HUMIDITY........95-100 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......17 PERCENT HIGHER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS UP TO 5 MPH.  
LAL.................3.  
PRECIPITATION.......ISOLATED TRACE TO 0.10 INCH AMOUNTS.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN THE  
MORNING, THEN A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....72-77.  
24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.  
MIN HUMIDITY........69-74 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......28 PERCENT HIGHER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................3.  
PRECIPITATION.......SCATTERED TRACE TO 0.10 INCH AMOUNTS.  
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...3.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
 
   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND A SLIGHT  
CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTH WINDS  
AROUND 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS AROUND 60.  
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S. NORTH  
WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.  
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.  
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.  
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
MID 40S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 60S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
PARTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS  
IN THE LOWER 40S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS IN THE MID 60S. WEST WINDS  
AROUND 10 MPH.  
 

 
 
MNZ001-004>009-013>017-210930-  
WEST POLK-KITTSON-ROSEAU-LAKE OF THE WOODS-WEST MARSHALL-  
EAST MARSHALL-NORTH BELTRAMI-PENNINGTON-RED LAKE-EAST POLK-  
NORTH CLEARWATER-SOUTH BELTRAMI-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF CROOKSTON, EAST GRAND FORKS, HALLOCK,  
KARLSTAD, LANCASTER, ROSEAU, WARROAD, GREENBUSH, BAUDETTE,  
WARREN, STEPHEN, ARGYLE, NEWFOLDEN, MIDDLE RIVER, GRYGLA,  
RED LAKE, REDBY, PONEMAH, THIEF RIVER FALLS, RED LAKE FALLS,  
FOSSTON, FERTILE, MCINTOSH, ERSKINE, BAGLEY, CLEARBROOK,  
AND BEMIDJI  
317 PM CDT WED SEP 20 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....48-53.  
24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.  
MAX HUMIDITY........80-85 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......20 PERCENT LOWER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....72-77.  
24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES WARMER.  
MIN HUMIDITY........40-45 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.  
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...6.  
HAINES INDEX........6 (HIGH).  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT (AROUND 88000 KNOT-FT).  
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 4400 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 30 MPH.  
   
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....55-60.  
24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES WARMER.  
MAX HUMIDITY........95-100 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......20 PERCENT HIGHER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................3.  
PRECIPITATION.......ISOLATED TRACE TO 0.10 INCH AMOUNTS.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS  
IN THE MORNING. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. A CHANCE  
OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....70-75.  
24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.  
MIN HUMIDITY........73-78 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......33 PERCENT HIGHER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................4.  
PRECIPITATION.......SCATTERED 0.10 TO 0.20 INCH AMOUNTS.  
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...2.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
 
   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS AROUND 50. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE  
LOWER 60S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY. LOWS IN THE UPPER 40S.  
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.  
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE MID 40S.  
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.  
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
LOWER 40S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
PARTLY SUNNY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER  
50S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS  
IN THE LOWER 40S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN  
THE LOWER 60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
 

 
 
MNZ002-003-022>024-027>032-040-210930-  
NORMAN-CLAY-MAHNOMEN-SOUTH CLEARWATER-HUBBARD-WEST BECKER-  
EAST BECKER-WILKIN-WEST OTTER TAIL-EAST OTTER TAIL-WADENA-GRANT-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ADA, TWIN VALLEY, HALSTAD, MOORHEAD,  
MAHNOMEN, NAYTAHWAUSH, WAUBUN, ALIDA, EBRO, LAKE ITASCA,  
LONG LOST LAKE, LOWER RICE LAKE, ROY LAKE, UPPER RICE LAKE,  
PARK RAPIDS, DETROIT LAKES, WOLF LAKE, BRECKENRIDGE,  
FERGUS FALLS, PERHAM, NEW YORK MILLS, PARKERS PRAIRIE, HENNING,  
BATTLE LAKE, WADENA, MENAHGA, ELBOW LAKE, HOFFMAN, ASHBY, HERMAN,  
AND BARRETT  
317 PM CDT WED SEP 20 2017  
   
TONIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLEAR.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....49-54.  
24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.  
MAX HUMIDITY........81-86 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......17 PERCENT LOWER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................1.  
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.  
   
THURSDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY SUNNY.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....74-79.  
24 HR TREND......7 DEGREES WARMER.  
MIN HUMIDITY........45-50 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......LITTLE CHANGE.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30  
MPH IN THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON.  
LAL.................1.  
PRECIPITATION.......NONE.  
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...8.  
HAINES INDEX........5 (MODERATE).  
SMOKE DISPERSAL.....EXCELLENT (AROUND 86200 KNOT-FT).  
MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 4400 FT AGL.  
TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 30 MPH.  
   
THURSDAY NIGHT
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS IN  
THE EVENING. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS.  
A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.  
MIN TEMPERATURE.....60-65.  
24 HR TREND......11 DEGREES WARMER.  
MAX HUMIDITY........95-100 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......17 PERCENT HIGHER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................3.  
PRECIPITATION.......SCATTERED TRACE TO 0.10 INCH AMOUNTS.  
   
FRIDAY
 
 
SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE MORNING, THEN A CHANCE OF  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE AFTERNOON.  
MAX TEMPERATURE.....78-83.  
24 HR TREND......6 DEGREES WARMER.  
MIN HUMIDITY........68-73 PERCENT.  
24 HR TREND......24 PERCENT HIGHER.  
20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH.  
LAL.................4.  
PRECIPITATION.......SCATTERED TRACE TO 0.10 INCH AMOUNTS.  
HOURS OF SUNSHINE...4.  
 
   
FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7...
 
   
FRIDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. SHOWERS LIKELY AND A CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE MID 50S. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND  
10 MPH.    
SATURDAY
 
CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.  
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
SATURDAY NIGHT
 
SHOWERS LIKELY AND A SLIGHT CHANCE OF  
THUNDERSTORMS. LOWS IN THE LOWER 50S. NORTHEAST WINDS AROUND  
10 MPH.    
SUNDAY
 
CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE LOWER 60S.  
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
SUNDAY NIGHT
 
CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE UPPER  
40S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
MONDAY
 
CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN THE UPPER 50S.  
NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
MONDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS IN THE  
MID 40S. NORTH WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS  
AROUND 60. NORTHWEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.    
TUESDAY NIGHT
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. LOWS  
IN THE MID 40S. WEST WINDS AROUND 5 MPH.    
WEDNESDAY
 
MOSTLY SUNNY. A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS. HIGHS IN  
THE LOWER 60S. WEST WINDS AROUND 10 MPH.  
 

 
 
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