...Red Flag Warning for Today for east-central Upper Michigan... .OVERVIEW...Temperatures will warm into the mid 60s to lower 70s. Critical relative humidity values down to 15 to 25 percent and winds gusting as high as 10 to 20 mph will result in dangerous fire weather conditions today across much of central and all of eastern Upper Michigan. ...RED FLAG WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 8 PM EDT /7 PM CDT/ THIS EVENING FOR WIND AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR CENTRAL AND EASTERN UPPER MICHIGAN... * Affected Area...Fire Weather Zone 005 Marquette, Fire Weather Zone 006 Alger, Fire Weather Zone 007 Luce, Fire Weather Zone 012 Menominee, Fire Weather Zone 013 Delta, Fire Weather Zone 014 Southern Schoolcraft, Fire Weather Zone 085 Northern Schoolcraft, Fire Weather Zone 086 Western Chippewa, Fire Weather Zone 087 Central Chippewa, Fire Weather Zone 088 Southeast Chippewa, Fire Weather Zone 095 Western Mackinac, Fire Weather Zone 096 Eastern Mackinac and Fire Weather Zone 097 Mackinac Island/Bois Blanc Island. * Winds...North 10 to 20 mph. * Relative Humidity...As low as 15 percent. * Temperatures...In the mid 60s to lower 70s. * Impacts...Burn restrictions are in effect. For more information on burn restrictions...visit the Michigan DNR website at http://www.michigan.gov/burnpermit...all lower case...or by calling 866-922-2876.
...FROST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM EDT /1 AM CDT/ TO 8 AM EDT /7 AM CDT/ THURSDAY... * WHAT...Temperatures as low as 31 will result in widespread frost formation inland with patchy frost possible along the lakeshores. * WHERE...Ontonagon, Baraga, Marquette, Gogebic, Iron, Dickinson and Southern Houghton Counties. * WHEN...From 2 AM EDT /1 AM CDT/ to 8 AM EDT /7 AM CDT/ Thursday. * IMPACTS...Frost could kill sensitive outdoor vegetation if left uncovered.
...FROST ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 AM CDT THIS MORNING... * WHAT...Temperatures in the lower to middle 30s will result in frost formation. * WHERE...Lincoln, Oneida, Vilas, Florence, Forest, and Northern Marinette County Counties. * WHEN...Until 7 AM CDT this morning. * IMPACTS...Frost could harm sensitive outdoor vegetation. Sensitive outdoor plants may be killed if left uncovered.
...ELEVATED WILDFIRE POTENTIAL FOR WESTERN UPPER MICHIGAN DUE TO A COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS AND DRY CONDITIONS... Gusty north winds as high as 10 to 15 mph combined with very dry conditions and a lack of recent rainfall will lead to elevated wildfire potential today across western Upper Michigan. Avoid outdoor burning today. Immediately report any wildfires to local emergency services by calling 911. Burn restrictions remain in effect. For complete details, visit www.dnr.state.mi.us/burnpermits, or by calling 866-922-2876.
...ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED THROUGH FRIDAY... Very dry conditions, with relative humidity falling into the 15 to 25 percent range, will result in elevated fire potential this afternoon and again on Friday afternoon. The areas of greatest concern are the sandy soil regions of northern and central Wisconsin. Persistent dry weather has caused an increase in fire activity in recent days. Residents are urged to be careful with any activities that could potentially lead to a wildland fire. Campfires, outdoor grills, smoking materials, chain saws, fireworks, and all-terrain vehicles all have the potential to throw a spark and ignite a fire. Avoid outdoor burning. Visit the Wisconsin DNR website to view current burning restrictions.