Wind Advisory for the entire area until 8pm tonight.

Windy conditions will be found across the entire region through the afternoon. This, in combination with drier air in place, will provide favorable conditions for fires to spread - especially grass fires. A Wind Advisory is in effect this afternoon and early evening. Avoid outdoor burning in these conditions, as any fire could spread quickly.


TODAY: WINDY, Near-critical Fire Spread Conditions

  • Winds: South 20-30 mph, gusting 40-50 mph - strongest in the afternoon in open areas of Minnesota and Iowa and on the ridgetops in Wisconsin.
  • Afternoon Relative Humidity: 25 to 35%, lowest across central and west-central Wisconsin.
  • Impacts: Any fires could spread quickly. Unsecured, lightweight objects will be blown around. Difficult travel for high profile vehicles, especially on east-west roads.
  • ACTION: Avoid outdoor burning. Report any wildfires to local authorities. Secure loose outdoor objects.