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Wind Advisory

Statement as of 3:12 AM MDT on April 23, 2014

Expires 11:00 AM EDT on April 23, 2014


... Wind Advisory in effect until 10 am CDT /9 am MDT/ this
morning...

The National Weather Service in Aberdeen has issued a Wind
Advisory... which is in effect until 10 am CDT /9 am MDT/ this
morning.

* Timing... strong and gusty southeast winds are expected through
mid morning... before switching around to the northwest behind a
cold front this afternoon.

* Winds... southeasterly winds of 25 to 35 mph with gusts up to 45
mph.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Wind Advisory means that sustained winds of 30 mph or higher
are expected. Winds this strong can make driving difficult...
especially for high profile vehicles. Use extra caution.





Fire Weather Watch

Statement as of 4:00 AM MDT on April 23, 2014

Expires 8:00 PM EDT on April 24, 2014


... Fire Weather Watch in effect from Thursday afternoon through
Thursday evening for wind and low relative humidity for fire
weather zones 267... 268... 269... 270 and 271...

The National Weather Service in Aberdeen has issued a Fire
Weather Watch for wind and low relative humidity... which is in
effect from Thursday afternoon through Thursday evening.

* Affected area... in South Dakota... fire weather zones 267...
268... 269... 270 and 271.

* Winds... northwest 20 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph.

* Relative humidity... as low as 17 percent.

* Impacts... explosive fire growth may be possible Thursday
afternoon.

Precautionary/preparedness actions...

A Fire Weather Watch means that critical fire weather conditions
are possible. Listen for later forecasts and possible red flag
warnings.




Public Information Statement

Statement as of 5:31 AM CDT on April 23, 2014


         ... South Dakota severe weather awareness week...

... Tornado drill schedule today...

The National Weather Service... South Dakota office of emergency
management... and other state... County and local agencies... have
been conducting awareness activities this week. The highlight is a
tornado drill today. The drill will test the statewide warning and
communications system.

The schedule today is as follows...

1000 am - the National Weather Service will issue a simulated
   Tornado Watch for South Dakota.

1015 am - the National Weather Service will issue a simulated
   Tornado Warning for South Dakota. Note that
   most cities and counties statewide will activate
   outdoor warning Siren systems.

1030 am - the National Weather Service will issue an... end of
   test... message using the severe weather statement. It
   should be stated that there will not be any warning tone
   on NOAA Weather Radio for this end of test message.


Weather Severe Map
Alabama - Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory
Alaska - Record Report
Arkansas - Flood Warning
California - Wind Advisory , Frost Advisory , Record Report
Colorado - Blowing Dust Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Public Information Statement
Connecticut - Fire Weather Watch , Special Statement
Delaware - Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch
District of Columbia - Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch
Florida - Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory
Georgia - Flood Warning
Idaho - Wind Advisory , Record Report
Illinois - Flood Warning , Public Information Statement
Indiana - Public Information Statement
Iowa - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , Public Information Statement
Kansas - Wind Advisory , Blowing Dust Advisory , Fire Weather Warning , Public Information Statement
Kentucky - Special Statement
Louisiana - Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory
Maryland - Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch
Michigan - Flood Advisory , Special Statement
Minnesota - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory , Public Information Statement
Mississippi - Flood Warning , Dense Fog Advisory
Montana - Areal Flood Watch , High Wind Warning , Lake Wind Advisory , Winter Weather Advisory
Nebraska - Wind Advisory , Blowing Dust Advisory , Fire Weather Watch , Public Information Statement
Nevada - Public Information Statement
New Jersey - Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Watch, Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch , Special Statement
New Mexico - Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Watch, Fire Weather Warning
New York - Flood Warning , Fire Weather Watch , Special Statement
North Carolina - Flood Warning , Flood Advisory , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
North Dakota - Flood Warning , Wind Advisory
Ohio - Freeze Watch
Oklahoma - Fire Weather Warning
Oregon - Winter Weather Advisory
Pennsylvania - Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch , Fire Weather Watch
South Carolina - Flood Warning
South Dakota - Wind Advisory , Fire Weather Watch , Air Quality Alert , Public Information Statement
Texas - Wind Advisory , High Wind Warning , Dense Fog Advisory , Fire Weather Warning
Utah - Public Information Statement
Vermont - Flood Warning
Virginia - Fire Weather Warning , Fire Weather Warning, Fire Weather Watch , Special Statement
Washington - Areal Flood Warning , Winter Weather Advisory , Record Report
West Virginia - Freeze Watch , Fire Weather Warning , Special Statement
Wisconsin - Flood Warning , Special Statement , Public Information Statement
Wyoming - Public Information Statement