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Very high fire danger across the Northland

Very high fire danger across the Northland

Updated: May 08, 2020 06:09 PM

The Northland can expect very dry conditions to continue into the weekend with minimum humidity values of 15 to 25 percent. This dry air and strong winds can fuel a fire at a moments notice. 

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Portions of Southern St. Louis and Carlton County were under extreme conditions Friday afternoon. The Minnesota Department of Natural Resourses says an Extreme classification means the "Fire situation is explosive and can result in extensive property damage."

The WDIO Storm Team says winds will turn northwesterly this afternoon and increase to 5 to 10 mph with gusts up to 20 mph.

The combination of very dry relative humidity and breezy winds will create near-critical fire weather conditions through the weekend.

The elevated fire danger will continue into the weekend and early next week before a chance of some rain by the middle of the week could bring some relief.

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