Sunday, September 27, 2020

Special Weather Statement

Buena Vista-Woodbury-Ida-Nobles-Rock-Dixon-Dakota-Beadle-Gregory-
Minnehaha-Charles Mix-Douglas-Hutchinson-Turner-Lincoln-Bon Homme-
Including the cities of Rock Rapids, George, Inwood, Larchwood,
Sibley, Spirit Lake, Milford, Arnolds Park, Sioux Center,
Orange City, Rock Valley, Hawarden, Hull, Sheldon, Hartley,
Sanborn, Spencer, Le Mars, Cherokee, Storm Lake, Sioux City,
Ida Grove, Holstein, Battle Creek, Worthington, Luverne,
Wakefield, Ponca, Allen, South Sioux City, Huron, Gregory, Burke,
Wessington Springs, Alpena, Woonsocket, Howard, Madison, Orland,
Chamberlain, Kimball, Plankinton, White Lake, Stickney, Mitchell,
Alexandria, Emery, Salem, Canistota, Bridgewater, Montrose,
Sioux Falls, Wagner, Platte, Lake Andes, Marty, Armour, Corsica,
Delmont, Parkston, Freeman, Menno, Tripp, Clayton, Parker,
Centerville, Marion, Viborg, Irene, Hurley, Chancellor, Canton,
Lennox, Tea, Harrisburg, Tyndall, Scotland, Springfield, Avon,
Tabor, Yankton, Vermillion, North Sioux City, Beresford,
Elk Point, Alcester, and Jefferson
113 PM CDT Sun Sep 27 2020

...High Fire Danger This Afternoon...

A combination of strong sustained winds, wind gusts approaching 35
to 40 mph, lowering relative humidity values, and quickly drying
grass and brush will lead to an elevated wild fire risk into early
Sunday evening.

Planned burning should be avoided, extra caution should be used in
agricultural fields, and do not carelessly discard cigarettes. Any
fire that does form may have the potential to spread quickly given
strong winds.