Beautiful weather brings fire danger
Sun, 05 May 2013 20:49:03 GMT —
Although the sunshine and warm temperatures mean a great day outdoors, multiple factors are coming together to also increase our fire risk.
High pressure is currently located in Canada, but is slowly edging it's way south into Michigan. It will remain in the Great Lakes region into the first half of the workweek until a cold front enters the area.
This means a stretch of gorgeous weather, but also an elevated fire danger level.
Conditions will be similar to what we've been seeing this weekend, with areas nearest the lakes being cooler, while inland temps are a bit higher.
We're looking at temps mainly in the 70s, low humidity levels (20-25%), winds at about 5-15mph, and a lack of rain for at least the next few days. These all combine for the elevated fire danger.
Officials urge those enjoying the outdoors to take all of the proper precautions with campfires/bonfires and to properly dispose of all the materials, make sure the fire is completely out. Also keep in mind that burn permits are not being issued everywhere at this time. To keep track of what counties are allowing burn permits, click here.
In the past week officials have been called to multiple grass fires.