Thursday, July 29, 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
539 PM CDT Thu Jul 29 2021

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

Northerly winds will continue to bring smoke from wildfires
located north of the Canadian border in Ontario and Manitoba into
eastern South Dakota tonight and Friday. Dense smoke is reducing
the visibility to less than a mile at times - especially in the
James Valley and along Highway 14 to Brookings.

Even where the visibility is not as low, the smoke is producing
unhealthy to hazardous air quality. Sensitive groups may
experience adverse health effects and may want to take
precautions.

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