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URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
722 AM MDT Fri May 20 2022

SDZ001-012-013-031-072-073-210430-
/O.CON.KUNR.FZ.W.0001.220521T0600Z-220521T1400Z/
/O.CON.KUNR.WI.Y.0037.000000T0000Z-220521T0000Z/
Harding-Butte-Northern Meade Co Plains-Pennington Co Plains-
Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills-Southern Meade Co Plains-
Including the cities of Buffalo, Belle Fourche, Faith, Box Elder,
Caputa, Wall, Sturgis, Piedmont, Summerset, Ellsworth AFB,
and Union Center
722 AM MDT Fri May 20 2022

...WIND ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT THIS EVENING...
...FREEZE WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM MIDNIGHT TONIGHT TO 8 AM
MDT SATURDAY...

* WHAT...For the Freeze Warning, sub-freezing temperatures as
  low as 29 expected. For the Wind Advisory, northwest winds 25
  to 35 mph with gusts up to 55 mph expected.

* WHERE...Portions of northwestern and southwestern South Dakota.

* WHEN...For the Freeze Warning, from midnight tonight to 8 AM
  MDT Saturday. For the Wind Advisory, from 6 AM this morning to
  6 PM MDT this evening.

* IMPACTS...Sudden wind gusts can cause drivers to lose control,
  especially in lightweight or high profile vehicles. Strong
  winds can cause blowing dust, reduced visibility, and flying
  debris. Frost and freeze conditions will kill crops, other
  sensitive vegetation.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

Use extra caution when driving, especially if operating a high
profile vehicle. Secure outdoor objects.

Take steps now to protect tender plants from the cold. To prevent
freezing and possible bursting of outdoor water pipes they should
be wrapped, drained, or allowed to drip slowly. Those that have
in-ground sprinkler systems should drain them and cover above-
ground pipes to protect them from freezing.

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