Union Severe Watches & Warnings NOAA Weather Radio

Wind Advisory
Statement as of 3:55 PM CDT on April 23, 2014

...Wind Advisory remains in effect until 8 PM CDT this evening...

* timing...strong southeast winds will continue late this afternoon. The winds are expected to gradually diminish through the evening hours.

* Weather conditions...southeast winds will average 25 to 35 mph with gusts to around 45 mph.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds are forecast to be 31 to 39 mph or gusts will range between 46 and 57 mph. Winds of these magnitudes may cause minor property damage without extra precautions. Motorists in high profile vehicles should use caution until the winds subside.

Fire Weather Warning
Statement as of 4:44 PM CDT on April 23, 2014

...Red flag warning in effect from 1 PM to 7 PM CDT Thursday for wind and low relative humidity for fire weather zones 249...255... 256 and 258...

The National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has issued a red flag warning for wind and low relative humidity...which is in effect from 1 PM to 7 PM CDT Thursday. The Fire Weather Watch is no longer in effect.

* Affected area...in Nebraska...fire weather zone 249. In South Dakota...fire weather zones 255...256 and 258.

* Winds...northwest winds 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.

* Relative humidity...as low as 15 percent.

* Impacts...the potential exists for fast moving and intense grassland fires.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

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

Public Information Statement
Statement as of 4:33 PM CDT on April 23, 2014

...Latest wind reports around the area this afternoon...

Location speed time/date lat/Lon 1 se Parkston 58 mph 1115 am 04/23 43.38n/97.97w 1 ENE Tea 56 mph 1255 PM 04/23 43.46n/96.80w Canton 53 mph 1215 PM 04/23 43.31n/96.57w 1 WSW Beaver Creek 52 mph 1215 PM 04/23 43.61n/96.38w 1 ENE Madison 51 mph 0115 PM 04/23 44.02n/97.09w Huron Regional Airport 51 mph 1020 am 04/23 44.39n/98.23w Sioux Center 51 mph 1248 PM 04/23 43.08n/96.16w Sioux Gateway Airport 49 mph 0114 PM 04/23 42.40n/96.38w Mitchell Municipal Airport 49 mph 1010 am 04/23 43.77n/98.04w 1 WSW Orange City 48 mph 1231 PM 04/23 43.00n/96.08w 1 NE Platte 48 mph 0955 am 04/23 43.40n/98.83w Storm Lake 48 mph 0215 PM 04/23 42.60n/95.24w 2 ENE Truesdale 47 mph 0215 PM 04/23 42.75n/95.15w Chan Gurney Municipal Airport 47 mph 1235 PM 04/23 42.92n/97.39w Sheldon 47 mph 0355 PM 04/23 43.21n/95.83w Sioux Falls Airport 46 mph 1114 am 04/23 43.59n/96.73w 3 NNW De Smet 46 mph 1155 am 04/23 44.43n/97.56w Le Mars 46 mph 1215 PM 04/23 42.78n/96.19w 3 NE Sibley 45 mph 0134 PM 04/23 43.43n/95.71w 3 S Hendricks 45 mph 0315 PM 04/23 44.46n/96.44w 1 ESE Gregory 45 mph 0935 am 04/23 43.22n/99.40w 2 ESE Wessington Springs 44 mph 0955 am 04/23 44.06n/98.53w 4 NE Emerson 44 mph 1243 PM 04/23 42.33n/96.66w 1 SSW Vermillion 44 mph 1215 PM 04/23 42.77n/96.93w Spencer Municipal Airport 44 mph 0325 PM 04/23 43.16n/95.20w Chamberlain Municipal Airport 44 mph 0921 am 04/23 43.77n/99.32w 4 ENE Jeffers 43 mph 0320 PM 04/23 44.08n/95.12w Worthington Municipal Airport 43 mph 0335 PM 04/23 43.65n/95.58w Platte 43 mph 0906 am 04/23 43.38n/98.85w 2 ENE Rushmore 43 mph 0400 PM 04/23 43.64n/95.77w Luverne 43 mph 1215 PM 04/23 43.62n/96.22w Slayton Municipal Airport 43 mph 0333 PM 04/23 43.99n/95.73w 4 se Lakefield 42 mph 0355 PM 04/23 43.64n/95.12w Cherokee Municipal Airport 41 mph 0215 PM 04/23 42.73n/95.56w Parkston 40 mph 1110 am 04/23 43.40n/97.98w 1 WNW Lake Benton 40 mph 0335 PM 04/23 44.27n/96.32w Windom Muni ap 40 mph 0413 PM 04/23 43.91n/95.11w Pipestone 40 mph 0353 PM 04/23 43.93n/96.30w Garretson 40 mph 0142 PM 04/23 43.71n/96.51w 3 S Colton 39 mph 0938 am 04/23 43.73n/96.92w 2 W Arco 39 mph 0330 PM 04/23 44.39n/96.24w Jackson 39 mph 0413 PM 04/23 43.65n/94.99w 1 SSE Sioux City 39 mph 0230 PM 04/23 42.48n/96.39w Lake Andes RAWS 39 mph 1141 am 04/23 43.26n/98.76w Marshall Municipal-Ryan Field 38 mph 0415 PM 04/23 44.45n/95.82w Tracy 38 mph 0352 PM 04/23 44.25n/95.61w 3 W Dickens 38 mph 0231 PM 04/23 43.13n/95.09w 1 NW Ida Grove 37 mph 0140 PM 04/23 42.35n/95.48w 3 W Dovray 37 mph 0220 PM 04/23 44.06n/95.60w 1 SW Huron 37 mph 0956 am 04/23 44.35n/98.23w Orange City 37 mph 1235 PM 04/23 42.99n/96.06w 4 N Sioux City 36 mph 1136 am 04/23 42.56n/96.40w Ramona 35 mph 0112 PM 04/23 44.12n/97.22w Volga 35 mph 0125 PM 04/23 44.32n/96.92w 4 NNE Tea 33 mph 1038 am 04/23 43.51n/96.81w 3 SSE Lake Park 33 mph 0324 PM 04/23 43.40n/95.31w Tyler 33 mph 0337 PM 04/23 44.28n/96.13w Howard 33 mph 1042 am 04/23 44.01n/97.53w Flandreau 32 mph 0202 PM 04/23 44.05n/96.60w 4 SSE Westfield 32 mph 1011 am 04/23 42.70n/96.58w Minneota 30 mph 0305 PM 04/23 44.56n/95.99w 1 E Wahpeton 29 mph 0359 PM 04/23 43.37n/95.16w

observations are collected from a variety of sources with varying equipment and exposure. Not all data listed are considered official.