Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Sioux Falls, SD

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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Sioux Falls SD
457 AM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

.DISCUSSION...
The grassland fire danger index will reach the very high category
in south central South Dakota today, primarily across Gregory
county. For most locations elsewhere, the fire danger will be
elevated with the index reaching the high category. This is due to
strong northwest winds averaging 25 to 40 mph, with some gusts
of 45 to 50 mph at times especially through early afternoon.

Consider postponing burning due to the elevated fire danger.

SDZ050-140015-
Gregory-
457 AM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

...VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

The Grassland Fire Danger Index will reach the very high
category this afternoon. Very poor weather conditions or a
very low moisture content of grasses and other dry
organic material on the ground indicate that dangerous
burning conditions exist. Fires will spread rapidly and
show erratic behavior. Outdoor burning is not recommended.

OUTLOOK FOR THURSDAY AFTERNOON...The Grassland Fire Danger Index
will reach the moderate category.

The grassland fire danger product reflects fire danger for native
grasses. It is not intended for cured agricultural crops, nor
will it reflect conditions in road ditches which have been mowed.


$$

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098-NEZ013-014-SDZ038-053>056-059>062-065>071-140015-
Lyon IA-Osceola-Dickinson-Sioux-O`Brien-Clay IA-Plymouth-Cherokee-
Buena Vista-Woodbury-Ida-Lincoln MN-Lyon MN-Murray-Cottonwood-
Nobles-Jackson-Pipestone-Rock-Dixon-Dakota-Beadle-Sanborn-Miner-
Lake-Moody-Davison-Hanson-McCook-Minnehaha-Hutchinson-Turner-
Lincoln SD-Bon Homme-Yankton-Clay SD-Union-
457 AM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

...HIGH FIRE DANGER...

The Grassland Fire Danger Index will reach the high category
this afternoon. Unfavorable weather conditions or a low
moisture content of grasses and other dry organic material
on the ground indicate that there is a moderate to high
potential for a fire occurrence. Outdoor burning should be
restricted to early morning or evening hours when wind speeds
are usually lower and the relative humidity is higher.

OUTLOOK FOR THURSDAY AFTERNOON...The Grassland Fire Danger Index
will reach the low category.

The grassland fire danger product reflects fire danger for native
grasses. It is not intended for cured agricultural crops, nor
will it reflect conditions in road ditches which have been mowed.


$$

SDZ039-040-140015-
Kingsbury-Brookings-
457 AM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

...MODERATE FIRE DANGER...

The Grassland Fire Danger Index will reach the moderate
category this afternoon. Marginal weather conditions or a
moderate moisture content of grasses and other dry organic
material on the ground...indicate that there is some potential
for a fire occurrence. Do not leave outdoor fires unattended
under these conditions.

OUTLOOK FOR THURSDAY AFTERNOON...The Grassland Fire Danger Index
will reach the low category.

The grassland fire danger product reflects fire danger for native
grasses. It is not intended for cured agricultural crops, nor
will it reflect conditions in road ditches which have been mowed.


$$

SDZ052-057-058-063-064-140015-
Jerauld-Brule-Aurora-Charles Mix-Douglas-
457 AM CST Wed Dec 13 2017

...HIGH FIRE DANGER...

The Grassland Fire Danger Index will reach the high category
this afternoon. Unfavorable weather conditions or a low
moisture content of grasses and other dry organic material
on the ground indicate that there is a moderate to high
potential for a fire occurrence. Outdoor burning should be
restricted to early morning or evening hours when wind speeds
are usually lower and the relative humidity is higher.

OUTLOOK FOR THURSDAY AFTERNOON...The Grassland Fire Danger Index
will reach the moderate category.

The grassland fire danger product reflects fire danger for native
grasses. It is not intended for cured agricultural crops, nor
will it reflect conditions in road ditches which have been mowed.


$$


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