Parched

Hard to believe that while the Red River of the North remains above major flood stage, portions of central and east central Minnesota are on the dry side.

On both Saturday and Sunday afternoon the low dew points, in the upper teens, resulted in relative humidity readings of 15 to 20 percent in eastern Minnesota. The southeast winds gusting to 20 mph at times also added to the drying process. Until the spring green up takes hold, expect a high grassland fire threat to continue through much of the work week.

DNR fire danger. High threat area has expanded.

Clouds give way to sunshine for your Tuesday and Wednesday.

Cub fans, the home opener at Wrigley Field looks to be a little damp!

CE

  • bsimon

    “Hard to believe that while the Red River of the North remains above major flood stage, portions of central and east central Minnesota are on the dry side.”

    Hard to believe, but I believe it. I was out in the yard yesterday, picking up the last of the winter’s ‘landmines’ left by the dogs. They were dry & crumbly, as if deposited in a desert. Usually at this time of year they’re much, much messier.