With the high temperature and predicted winds, open burning in Yellowstone County will be closed today, July 22, 2015. Below is a message from the National Weather Service:
A disturbance and cold front will move through the area this afternoon and evening producing scattered thunderstorms. A few storms could be strong west of Columbus with small hail and strong wind gusts. From Columbus east to Forsyth the main threat with storms will be wind gusts to 50 mph.
Emergency and General Services Director