Thursday, October 8, 2020

Special Weather Statement

Lyon-Osceola-Dickinson-Sioux-O'Brien-Clay-Plymouth-Cherokee-
Buena Vista-Woodbury-Ida-Lincoln-Murray-Cottonwood-Nobles-Jackson-
Pipestone-Rock-Dixon-Dakota-Beadle-Kingsbury-Brookings-Gregory-
Jerauld-Sanborn-Miner-Lake-Moody-Brule-Aurora-Davison-Hanson-
McCook-Minnehaha-Charles Mix-Douglas-Hutchinson-Turner-Bon Homme-
Yankton-Union-
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, Tyler, Hendricks, Lake Benton,
Ivanhoe, Marshall, Slayton, Fulda, Windom, Mountain Lake,
Worthington, Jackson, Lakefield, Pipestone, Luverne, Wakefield,
Ponca, Allen, South Sioux City, Huron, De Smet, Arlington,
Lake Preston, Brookings, Gregory, Burke, Wessington Springs,
Alpena, Woonsocket, Howard, Madison, Orland, Flandreau,
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
1104 AM CDT Thu Oct 8 2020

Southeast winds will continue to increase through mid-afternoon
across the area, with wind gusts of 22 to 32 mph likely. With low
humidity and very dry vegetation, elevated fire danger will occur
this afternoon. Potential exists for near critical conditions
mainly east of the James River.

Planned burning should be avoided and extra caution should be
given to any outdoor activity that may spark a fire. Any fire that
does form may have the potential to spread quickly.