State drought task force meets with winter storm on way
The St. Paul Pioneer Press is reporting central Minnesota and Wisconsin could be hit with a snow storm as early as Friday. The storm might turn into a full blizzard later on during the weekend. There will be snow and high winds during the weekend.
The StarTribune is reporting Minnesota's drought task force met Thursday in Minneapolis to discuss concerns about the lack of snow this winter and the possible consequences. The task force met while a winter storm approached. The drought task force includes experts in agriculture, forestry, public water use, emergency response and other fields.
The main concern for the task force was to figure out how they will deal with the dry climate. There will be more chances for forest fires and the fire season would begin earlier and be more intense.