Wednesday Afternoon News, March 25
Burn Ban To Be Lifted Thursday Morning
(Le Mars) -- Tuesday's half inch of rain has added much needed moisture to the ground, allowing the Plymouth County Fire Department Association the opportunity to consider lifting the burn ban. According to Dave Schipper, Le Mars Fire Chief and president of the Plymouth County Fire Department Association, the county wide burn ban will be lifted effective Thursday morning, March 26th as of 8:00 a.m. Schipper says conditions will be monitored closely, and if there is a long duration between rains, a burn ban may again be initiated.
National Severe Weather Awareness Week
(Sioux Falls) -- This week is National Severe Weather Awareness Week, and according to Meteorologist Todd Heitkamp with the National Weather Services at Sioux Falls, he says severe weather can easily occur this time of year.
Several area communities, including Le Mars, sounded their warning sirens this morning as a test rehearsal for a tornado warning. Heitkamp says he hopes people practiced, as if the warning was real.
The weather official says severe weather involves more than just tornadoes.
Heitkamp says people need to be aware of their surroundings, and to keep an eye to the sky.
Siouxland Garden Show Scheduled For This Weekend
(Sioux City) -- A sure sign of spring is the annual Siouxland Garden Show scheduled for this weekend. The annual event is in its 9th year and will be held at the Sioux City Convention Center Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Woodbury County Extension Program Coordinator Adrianne Jansen serves on the garden show committee and says this year's show will feature a garden party.
Jansen says again this year the Siouxland Garden Show will feature many well-known speakers.