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South Dakota, Union

Severe Thunderstorm Watch

Statement as of 7:03 PM CDT on April 01, 2015

Expires 2:00 AM EDT on April 02, 2015


Severe Thunderstorm Watch 15 remains in effect until 100 am CDT

SD
. South Dakota counties included are

Union


Fire Weather Warning

Statement as of 3:07 PM CDT on April 01, 2015

Expires 9:00 PM EDT on April 01, 2015


... Red flag warning remains in effect until 8 PM CDT this evening
for low relative humidity and strong winds for fire weather zones
255... 256... 257... 258 and 900... ... red flag warning in effect
from 11 am to 7 PM CDT Thursday for low relative humidity and
strong winds for fire weather zones 255... 256... 257... 258 and
900...

The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has issued a red flag
warning... which is in effect from 11 am to 7 PM CDT Thursday. The
Fire Weather Watch for Thursday is no longer in effect.


The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has issued a red flag
warning... which is in effect until 8 PM CDT this evening.

* Affected area... fire weather zone 900. Fire weather zone 255.
Fire weather zone 256. Fire weather zone 257. Fire weather
zone 258.

* Wind... southwest winds 20 to 35 mph will become northwest at 20
to 35 mph by late afternoon. Northwest winds are expected to
increase to 20 to 30 mph Thursday afternoon.

* Humidity... will remain near 25 percent for the remainder of the
afternoon. Relative humidity will fall to 15 to 25 percent on
Thursday.

* Impacts... any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly.
Outdoor burning is not recommended.



Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A red flag warning means that critical fire weather conditions
are either occurring now... or will shortly. A combination of
strong winds... low relative humidity... and warm temperatures can
contribute to extreme fire behavior.







Public Information Statement

Statement as of 5:50 PM CDT on April 01, 2015


... Severe Thunderstorm Watch safety rules...

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch means that conditions are favorable
for the development of severe weather in the designated area.
During a watch there is no cause for immediate concern. You should
go about your normal business... but be on the lookout and keep up
to date on the latest weather developments. Public safety
officials should activate prearranged plans.

A Severe Thunderstorm Warning... on the other hand... means that a
severe thunderstorm has been sighted or indicated by radar. People
in the path of the storm should take immediate action to safeguard
themselves and their family.

Technically speaking... a severe thunderstorm is defined as having
wind gusts which exceed 58 mph and/or hail at least 1 inch in
diameter. However... as these storms develop... they can be
accompanied by tornadoes. Listen to NOAA Weather Radio or other
local media to learn if a warning has been issued for your area.
Also... keep a close watch on the thunderstorms as tornadoes can
form quickly. If you see a tornado... move quickly into a basement.
If none is available... seek shelter in a small interior room on
the lowest floor and stay away from outside walls... doors and
windows. In schools... factories or other institutional type
buildings... stay out of auditoriums and gymnasiums.


Weather Severe Map
Arizona - Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Record Report
Arkansas - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report
California - High Surf Advisory , Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Frost Advisory , Freeze Warning , Fire Weather Warning , Air Quality Alert , Special Statement , Beach Hazard Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Colorado - Freeze Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Public Information Statement
Florida - Public Information Statement
Georgia - Public Information Statement
Idaho - Freeze Warning , Record Report
Illinois - Flood Warning , Fire Weather Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Indiana - Flood Warning
Iowa - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Fire Weather Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Public Information Statement
Kansas - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning
Maine - Public Information Statement
Minnesota - Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Watch, Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Mississippi - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory
Missouri - Flood Advisory , Public Information Statement
Montana - Lake Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Nebraska - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Nevada - Wind Advisory , Record Report
New Mexico - High Wind Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Watch
North Carolina - Frost Advisory , Public Information Statement
North Dakota - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch , Record Report
Oklahoma - Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement
Oregon - Freeze Warning
Pennsylvania - Record Report
South Carolina - Public Information Statement
South Dakota - Severe Thunderstorm Watch , Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Public Information Statement
Tennessee - Flood Advisory
Texas - Severe Thunderstorm Warning , Flash Flood Warning , Flood Warning , Areal Flood Advisory , High Wind Watch , Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Utah - Freeze Watch , Hard Freeze Watch , Hard Freeze Warning , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Virginia - Frost Advisory , Special Statement
Washington - Freeze Warning , Record Report
Wisconsin - Wind Advisory , Special Statement , Record Report , Public Information Statement
Wyoming - Fire Weather Warning , Record Report