Governor Noem has begun to shut down offices across the state due to seeing too much “green” on the weather radar.

“We’re leading the way in shutting down offices due to having ‘green’ on the weather radars. It’s something South Dakotans have spoken to us about, and we’ve made it clear we’re here to listen to our great citizens,” said part of the statement released Wednesday morning.

Sioux Falls Police Department believe the call by the Governor’s office to shutdown may be a little premature, though.

“We’ve handled plenty of ‘green’ on the weather radars before. Everyone here is trained for something like this, especially in March when this thing is a lot more common with the rising temperatures outside. We’re no weathermen, but we believe this call by the Governor’s office is unneeded,” said one Sioux Falls Police Department representative we spoke with.

As the “green” on the radar pummels Sioux Falls and surrounding areas, many citizens believe everything is okay with allowing some “green” in Sioux Falls.

“You know, it’s all about flowing and growing crops! I think it’s really good to have some ‘green’ in Sioux Falls during the March-April transition into spring. I can understand if the ‘green’ gets out of hand, but if Sioux Falls is handling it okay right now, then I have no problem with it!” said one citizen we spoke with.

Meteorologists believe the “green” will stay through tomorrow.

The Sioux Falls Headliner
Adam K. White