Special Weather Statement issued May 01 at 3:49AM CDT by NWS Minneapolis
NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS MONDAY AND TUESDAY FOR PORTIONS OF WESTERN, CENTRAL, AND SOUTHERN MINNESOTA
Dry conditions and strong north-northwesterly winds will lead to near critical fire weather conditions later this morning through this afternoon and again on Tuesday. North-northwesterly winds of 20 to 30 mph with gusts of 30 to 40 mph are forecast this afternoon with minimum relative humidity values of 25 to 30 percent. Together, these conditions could lead to the rapid spread of fires. Check burning restrictions and fire danger before burning.
Tuesday will feature even lower humidity values across most of Minnesota. Northerly winds will still be gusty, although a bit lower than Monday.
For more information on burning restrictions for Minnesota, see www.dnr.state.mn.us/forestry/fire/firerating_restrictions.html.