Fire Weather Watch In Effect Sunday For Northern Arizona

Aaron Brown
May 1, 2018

The Wisconsin DNR and the National Weather Service have issued a Red Flag Warning Sunday for risky wildland fire conditions in western Wisconsin.

Outdoor burning is highly discouraged. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

"There's been a huge uptick in the number of grass of field fires that we've had", said Win-Bur-Sew Fire Protection District Chief Robert Martin.

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Authorities are warning residents not to light any fires, as wind and humidity could quickly spread an uncontrolled fire. That includes crop stubble in the fields, dead leaves in yards or dead brush. On occasion, those can get out of control, particularly on windy days.

"It's something that is really driven by weather", he said.

As temperatures push 70 and the wind kicks up, risky fire weather conditions will exist over a big portion of Minnesota on Sunday. Highs will drop to the 50s and 60s each day with rain in the lower elevations and snow in the mountains. "It's a public safety concern more than anything". The NWS is expecting sunshine and a high near 62 degrees on Monday, with a west wind of 7 to 13 miles per hour.

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