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
530 AM 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 into eastern South Dakota will continue to
linger across the area for much of Friday. This smoke may continue
through Friday night.

Dense smoke may reduce the visibility between 1 and 3 miles at
times, and visibility may locally fall below 1 mile at times.
Rain moving through the area during the day may provide only a
temporary improvement 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.