The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Fire Weather Warning in effect from Noon today through 7 PM this evening for all of central Minnesota.

Strong winds, low humidities, and dry conditions will create a critical fire situation.

National Weather Service

In addition to the weather conditions, the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources has listed fire danger in our area as 'High,' meaning that fires will start easily and spread at a fast rate.

Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

Pete Hanson is on 98.1 Minnesota's New Country weekday mornings from 5:30 to 10:00.

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