Friday, April 2, 2021

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-Kingsbury-Brookings-Miner-Lake-Moody-
Hanson-McCook-Minnehaha-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, De Smet, Arlington, Lake Preston,
Brookings, Howard, Madison, Orland, Flandreau, Alexandria, Emery,
Salem, Canistota, Bridgewater, Montrose, Sioux Falls, 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
456 AM CDT Fri Apr 2 2021

...ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TODAY...

Gusty southerly winds and a dry air mass will lead to very high
fire danger today. The strongest winds gusting to 25 to 35 mph,
possibly higher in southwest Minnesota, are expected this morning.
Wind speeds are expected to slowly weaken through the afternoon,
as humidity levels fall to around 25 percent.

People are urged to exercise extreme care with respect to outdoor
activities that could cause grass fires. Avoid equipment that can
cause sparks near dry grass or brush. Do not toss cigarettes on
the ground. Report new fires quickly to the nearest fire
department or law enforcement office.