Rain Leads to Lowered Fire Threat
The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources reduced our area's fire threat level from "very high" to "low," thanks to showers that began falling in Burnsville over Monday night.
The danger rating peaked at “very high” over the weekend, when our area experienced a mixture of strong winds, dry land and warmer-than-average temperatures that is ideal for fires to crop up.
Measurable rain began falling in northern Dakota County shortly after midnight, alleviating—at least for the time being—the fire threat.
Sunday’s temperature reached a record high of 66 at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, the National Weather Service said. The previous record of 61 was set in 1902.
Between midnight and 11 a.m. today, a little less than a half-inch of rain has been recorded at Fleming Field.
How long the fire threat level remains at “low” is anyone’s guess, though. Temperatures are expected to heat up again starting Tuesday. Forecasters anticipate highs in the 60s and low 70s for the remainder of the work week.
For the latest weather forecast for Burnsville, click here.
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