Northland Environmental Series |

Northland Environmental Series

Updated: July 12, 2021 04:31 PM
Created: July 08, 2021 07:15 PM

This summer has been hot, and its effects extend beyond how often you run your air conditioner.  The intense weather conditions are  changing the Northern Minnesota landscape.  Fire danger, threat of invasive species, and low water levels are three areas of concern. The WDIO Storm Track Weather department is keeping you informed when the weather impacts your life.  Northland Environmental Series, Monday's on WDIO News at Six.

The summers record heat, combined with drought conditions has resulted in a longer, more intense fire season. Storm Track Meteorologist Sabrina Ullman will show us what precautions we can take to prevent a catastrophe. Tonight on WDIO News at Six.

Then, join us as the WDIO Storm Track Weather Department delves into how the warmer and drier summer is accelerating the spread of invasive species to our region. Chief Meteorologist Justin Liles will show us how the warmer temperatures have helped in the spread of invasive plants and animals, and what can be done now to stop it. That's Monday, July 19 on WDIO News at Six.

With a reputation as “the Land of 10,000 Lakes,” Northland culture is deeply rooted in our numerous water sources. On Monday, July 26, Meteorologist Brandon Weathers will be exploring the ways in which our many lakes have responded to a changing climate. He will introduce us to experts with the DNR’s Sentinel Lakes and Shallow Lakes Programs. They discuss long-term physical, chemical and biological changes that have been observed among our lake ecosystems, particularly among Minnesota’s wild rice lakes.

WDIO Storm Track's Northland Environmental Series, Monday's on WDIO News at Six.

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