Recent dry stretch leading to higher fire danger levels

DULUTH, MN– A week after record-breaking snowfall in the region, conditions have remained rather dry, which has prompted fire danger levels to increase.

Since the record-breaking snowfall, Duluth has recorded 0.03″ of precipitation.

As of Wednesday morning, the Minnesota, Michigan and Wisconsin DNR were reporting high fire danger across most of the Northland. The only exceptions were in Pine, Aitkin, Cook and Gogebic counties, where moderate levels were being reported.

Lake of the Woods County also reported very high fire danger levels.

Burning permits are required at this time, but if you do plan to do any burning, be sure you are mindful of weather conditions, especially with the winds and humidity levels.

When fire danger levels are high, fires can start and spread rather quickly if the conditions are prime.

The good news is that rain is in the extended forecast, and you can click here for the latest forecast.

You can check the Minnesota DNRWisconsin DNR or Michigan DNR website for the latest fire danger levels and any burning restrictions that may be in place.

Austin Haskins

Austin Haskins

Meteorologist/Web Producer
TOP STORIES

KBJR 6 Weather Authority

Ashland
77°
Hayward
81°
Superior
87°
Hibbing
83°
International Falls
83°
Grand Marais
73°
Ironwood
77°
Siren
82°
Solon Springs
Munising
82°
Brainerd
88°
Bemidji
Aitkin
82°
Silver Bay
Cloquet
84°
Cook
82°
Ely
81°
Grand Rapids
81°
Mora
Moose Lake
Orr
81°
Two Harbors
82°
Hinckley
Connect with KBJR 6
Top Stories
Arena Football League

x-clinched playoff spot Columbus at Washington, 3:30 p.m. Philadelphia at Albany, 7 p.m. Baltimore at Atlantic City, 4 p.m. End regular season

Read More »
Scroll to top
Skip to content