Latest Drought Headlines

Burning Restrictions To Be Lifted In Much Of Northern Minnesota OvernightWith recent rains, a number of areas in Minnesota will lift their burning restrictions overnight. However, the Minnesota DNR said that the northeastern tip of Minnesota would remain under Class III burning restrictions.
After Summer Drought, When And Where Will The Best Fall Colors Be This Year?The drought we've had throughout much of the state could leave us with muted fall colors and shorter peak times, but not everywhere will be a bust. So when and where are the best fall colors this year? Good Question.
Minnesota Weather: Drought Easing In Central, Southern MinnesotaThe latest data from the U.S. Drought Monitor show that in the last week the state saw a gradual easing of moderate and severe drought conditions across central and southern Minnesota. About 85% of the state is at least experiencing moderate drought, that's down from nearly 89% last week.
Greenwood Fire Now 49% ContainedForest officials in northern Minnesota say the Greenwood fire is nearly halfway contained.
Walz, Smith, Klobuchar Visit Greenwood Fire, Stagnant At 26,000 AcresGov. Tim Walz and senators Tina Smith and Amy Klobuchar visited northern Minnesota Monday to survey the Greenwood fire.
Some Of BWCA To Reopen As Firefighting ProgressesPortions of the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness are set to reopen Saturday, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
Minnesota Sees Significant Reductions In Extreme, Severe Drought ConditionsThe rain that's fallen across parts of the state over the last few weeks is finally showing a positive impact on the state's drought forecast. The latest figures show that just 65% of the state is still listed under severe drought conditions, a 23% reduction in just the last week.
Greenwood Fire: Hundreds May Be Allowed Back To Their Properties Later This WeekHundreds of Minnesotans could get the green light to return to their properties later this week after the Greenwood Fire forced them to evacuate.
Greenwood Fire Now 37% Contained: 'We’re Not Completely Out Of The Woods Here'The Greenwood Fire is now 14% contained after charring nearly 26,000 acres. It’s been burning for more than two weeks near Isabella.
Drought In Minnesota: Extreme Drought Expanded 8% In The Last WeekThough many parts of the state have seen some raindrops in recent days, the drought that's already one of the worst in Minnesota's history isn't letting up. The latest figures show that 88% of the state is still listed under severe drought conditions, and all but 3% of the state is under at least a moderate drought.
Boundary Waters Closure Extended Another Week As Wildfires RageThe U.S. Forest Service says all permits for the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) are canceled for another week as more wildfires pop up in the area.
How Can We Save Our Lawns This Fall?Fall is usually a great time to prep your lawns for next spring. The only problem is we're weathering a historic drought.
How Is The Drought Impacting Trees?For some trees in Minnesota, it's starting to look like fall.
Minnesota Drought: Rivers In Western, Northern MN Seeing Less Than 10% Of Their Average FlowIt’s dry in the Twin Cities, but it’s even worse the further north you go. Many streams and rivers are now hitting a critical stage.
Minnesota Weather: Severe Drought Covers Nearly 90% Of The StateThe drought that's already one of the worst in Minnesota's history continues to worsen as nearly 90% of the state is now listed under severe conditions.
Much Of Eastern Metro Now Under Watering RestrictionsSaint Paul Regional Water Services announced new watering restrictions for its customers taking effect Tuesday.
Residences Evacuated As Minnesota Wildfire More Than Doubles In SizeThe Superior National Forest is also monitoring two new, lightning-caused fires that are burning in remote parts of the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness to the northeast.
Well-Drilling Companies Working Overtime During Minnesota's DroughtMinnesota's drought is having various impacts on businesses across the state.

Other Minnesota Weather Headlines

Minnesota Weather: Severe Weather Threat Ends For Southeastern MinnesotaThe National Weather Service says the threat for severe weather has ended across eastern Minnesota and western Wisconsin.
Minnesota Weather: 1 Dead, NWS Confirms 3 Tornadoes Touched Down Across MNSquall line storms early Friday morning left thousands across the Twin Cities metro and western Wisconsin without electricity. Powerful winds uproot trees, knocked down power lines, and felled a tree branch that fatally struck a 4-year-old girl.
Major Storm Damage In Hudson: Public Library Sustains Significant Damage, All Schools Closed FridayThe Hudson Public Library in western Wisconsin is close Friday after sustaining significant damage from early morning storms.
Minnesota Weather: Drought Conditions Holding In Place As State Moves Into FallThe latest data from the U.S. Drought Monitor show that in the last week the state's areas of moderate and severe drought conditions across central and southern Minnesota remained much the same as they were when last week's report was issued.
Burning Restrictions To Be Lifted In Much Of Northern Minnesota OvernightWith recent rains, a number of areas in Minnesota will lift their burning restrictions overnight. However, the Minnesota DNR said that the northeastern tip of Minnesota would remain under Class III burning restrictions.
After Summer Drought, When And Where Will The Best Fall Colors Be This Year?The drought we've had throughout much of the state could leave us with muted fall colors and shorter peak times, but not everywhere will be a bust. So when and where are the best fall colors this year? Good Question.
Minnesota Weather: Evening Storms Threaten Heavy Rain, Large HailWhile the weekend's comfortable fall weather will continue through much of Monday, storms are expected to rumble in the evening across southern Minnesota.
Minnesota Weather: Drought Easing In Central, Southern MinnesotaThe latest data from the U.S. Drought Monitor show that in the last week the state saw a gradual easing of moderate and severe drought conditions across central and southern Minnesota. About 85% of the state is at least experiencing moderate drought, that's down from nearly 89% last week.
Greenwood Fire Now 49% ContainedForest officials in northern Minnesota say the Greenwood fire is nearly halfway contained.
Walz, Smith, Klobuchar Visit Greenwood Fire, Stagnant At 26,000 AcresGov. Tim Walz and senators Tina Smith and Amy Klobuchar visited northern Minnesota Monday to survey the Greenwood fire.
Minnesota Weather: Labor Day Forecast Looks Warm, Thunderstorms Possible Up NorthIt looks like the long Labor Day weekend will wrap up with a couple of nice days.
Minnesota Weather: Warmer Temps, Sunshine For Labor Day Weekend; Pop-Up Showers PossibleMeteorologist Mike Augustyniak says that if the pop-up showers do hit, they'll last for roughly 15 minutes or so. Otherwise, the weekend will stay mostly dry.
Minnesota Weather: Rain Expected In The Evening Into Friday, Cooler Temps For Labor Day WeekendClouds are increasing Thursday, with rain moving in later in the day. Check out the latest forecast.
Some Of BWCA To Reopen As Firefighting ProgressesPortions of the Boundary Water Canoe Area Wilderness are set to reopen Saturday, according to the U.S. Forest Service.
Minnesota Sees Significant Reductions In Extreme, Severe Drought ConditionsThe rain that's fallen across parts of the state over the last few weeks is finally showing a positive impact on the state's drought forecast. The latest figures show that just 65% of the state is still listed under severe drought conditions, a 23% reduction in just the last week.