Monday, October 18, 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-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
848 AM CDT Mon Oct 18 2021

...Elevated Fire Weather Conditions On Monday...

Seasonally warm temperature in the middle 70s to lower 80s are
expected on Monday. These warm temperatures will also bring very
dry and windy conditions this afternoon and early evening. As
relative humidity values drop between 20 and 30 percent this
afternoon, winds may gust as high as 35 mph at times.

Extreme caution should be used today, as any spark may be
sufficient to start a wildfire. Use caution when working in farm
fields as agricultural land will be more susceptible to fire
development. Do not carelessly throw cigarettes out your vehicle
windows, and check all chains on trailers before traveling.

Conditions will improve Monday evening as winds decrease.