Friday, July 30, 2021

Special Weather Statement

Dixon-Dakota-Beadle-Kingsbury-Brookings-Gregory-Jerauld-Sanborn-
Miner-Lake-Moody-Brule-Aurora-Davison-Hanson-McCook-Minnehaha-
Charles Mix-Douglas-Hutchinson-Turner-Lincoln-Bon Homme-Yankton-
Clay-Union-
Including the cities of 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
527 PM CDT Fri Jul 30 2021

...DENSE SMOKE CAUSING DEGRADED AIR QUALITY AND LOW VISIBILITY...

Smoke from wildfires located north of the Canadian border in
Ontario and Manitoba lingers across the area tonight into
Saturday. After a brief period of clearing Saturday night,
additional smoke is expected to push into the region by Sunday.

Dense smoke may reduce the visibility between 1 and 3 miles,
locally falling below 1 mile at times. Rain moving through the
area Friday night and Saturday may provide temporary improvements
in visibility.

Due to the poor air quality, sensitive groups, such as people
with lung disease (including asthma), heart disease, and children
and older adults, should avoid prolonged or heavy exertion. The
general public should also limit prolonged or heavy exertion.

For the latest information on air quality in your location, go to
airnow.gov.