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Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Green Bay WI
122 PM CDT Tue Apr 16 2024

WIZ036-045-162230-
Portage-Waushara-
122 PM CDT Tue Apr 16 2024

...BLOWING DUST REPORTED ACROSS PORTIONS OF PORTAGE AND WAUSHARA
COUNTIES THIS AFTERNOON...

East winds have increased to 15 to 30 mph with gusts around 45 mph
early this afternoon. The increasing winds combined with dry topsoil
moisture has resulted in blowing dust being reported on Highway 54
between Plower and Wisconsin Rapids, and on Interstate 39 between
Plover and Coloma.

Strong east winds will continue with gusts to 50 mph possible for
the remainder of the afternoon, resulting in areas of blowing
dust especially across southern Portage and western Waushara
counties. If you are traveling along Highway 54 in Portage County
and Interstate 39 between Plover and Coloma, be on the lookout
for lower visibilities due to blowing dust. The risk of blowing
dust and lower visibilities will come to an end late this
afternoon as rain moves into the area.

If you encounter areas of blowing dust, slow down and allow extra
room between you and the car in front of you.

$$

Eckberg

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Duluth MN
1041 AM CDT Tue Apr 16 2024

WIZ001>004-006>009-170200-
Douglas-Bayfield-Ashland-Iron-Burnett-Washburn-Sawyer-Price-
Including the cities of Superior, Washburn, Bayfield, Ashland,
Hurley, Grantsburg, Spooner, Hayward, and Phillips
1041 AM CDT Tue Apr 16 2024

...NEAR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS TODAY FOR PORTIONS OF
NORTHWEST WISCONSIN...

Dry conditions and breezy winds will lead to near critical fire
weather conditions today. Easterly winds will increase through the
day and gusts of 30 to 40 mph are expected this afternoon along
with low humidity from 20 to 25 percent. Together, these
conditions could lead to the rapid spread of fires. Check burning
restrictions and fire danger before burning.

For more information on burning restrictions for Wisconsin, see
apps.dnr.wi.gov/wisburn.

$$

LE

Special Weather Statement
National Weather Service Green Bay WI
401 AM CDT Tue Apr 16 2024

WIZ005-010>013-018>021-170015-
Vilas-Oneida-Forest-Florence-Northern Marinette County-Lincoln-
Langlade-Menominee-Northern Oconto County-
401 AM CDT Tue Apr 16 2024

...ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS EXPECTED ACROSS NORTHERN
WISCONSIN TODAY...

Elevated fire weather conditions will persist across northern
Wisconsin during the afternoon. Mild temperatures and low
relative humidity will continue as east winds increase and gust
to 30 to 45 mph this afternoon. Rain will arrive tonight, and
bring a temporary end to the fire concerns.

Persons are urged to be careful with any activities that could
potentially lead to a wildland fire. Campfires, outdoor grills,
smoking materials, chain saws, and all-terrain vehicles all have
the potential to throw a spark and ignite a fire. Burning bans
are in effect across most of the area, so be sure to heed any
restrictions that are in place in your county.

$$

Kurimski

U.S. Dept. of Commerce
NOAA National Weather Service
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Silver Spring, MD 20910
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