Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Sioux Falls, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
520 AM CDT THU JUL 10 2014

.DISCUSSION...
THERE WILL BE SEVERAL CHANCES FOR RAIN THROUGH THE WEEKEND. THE
FIRST CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS WILL COME LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND
TONIGHT. SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP IN
CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA AND MOVE EAST THROUGH THE NIGHT EXITING
SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA AND NORTHWEST IOWA BY EARLY FRIDAY MORNING.
THE NEXT CHANCE OF RAIN WILL COME FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT. THIS
WILL PRIMARILY BE FOCUSED ALONG THE MISSOURI RIVER INTO NORTHWEST
IOWA AND COULD BRING LOCALLY HEAVY RAINFALL ON FRIDAY NIGHT. THE
FINAL CHANCE FOR RAIN WILL MOVE FROM CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA LATE
FRIDAY NIGHT AND INTO SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA SATURDAY MORNING.
THIS RAIN WILL MOVE OUT OF NORTHWEST IOWA AND SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA
ON SATURDAY NIGHT. DURING THIS PERIOD THERE WILL BE HIGH HUMIDITY
WITH HIGH TEMPERATURES PRIMARILY IN THE 80S AND LOWS IN THE 60S.

A BIG CHANGE TO THE FORECAST IS COMING EARLY NEXT WEEK AS MUCH
COOLER AND DRIER AIR MOVES IN. HIGHS WILL ONLY BE IN THE 60S TO
MID 70S MONDAY AND TUESDAY WITH 70S ON WEDNESDAY.

IAZ001>003-012>014-020>022-031-032-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-
098-NEZ013-014-SDZ038>040-050-052>071-102315-
LYON-OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-SIOUX-OBRIEN-CLAY-PLYMOUTH-CHEROKEE-
BUENA VISTA-WOODBURY-IDA-LINCOLN-MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-JACKSON-
PIPESTONE-ROCK-DIXON-DAKOTA-BEADLE-KINGSBURY-BROOKINGS-GREGORY-
JERAULD-SANBORN-MINER-LAKE-MOODY-BRULE-AURORA-DAVISON-HANSON-
MCCOOK-MINNEHAHA-CHARLES MIX-DOUGLAS-HUTCHINSON-TURNER-BON HOMME-
YANKTON-UNION-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCK RAPIDS...GEORGE...INWOOD...
LARCHWOOD...SIBLEY...SPIRIT LAKE...MILFORD...ARNOLDS PARK...
ORANGE CITY...SIOUX CENTER...SHELDON...HARTLEY...SANBORN...
SPENCER...LE MARS...CHEROKEE...STORM LAKE...SIOUX CITY...
IDA GROVE...HOLSTEIN...BATTLE CREEK...TYLER...HENDRICKS...
LAKE BENTON...IVANHOE...MARSHALL...SLAYTON...FULDA...WINDOM...
MOUNTAIN LAKE...WORTHINGTON...JACKSON...LAKEFIELD...PIPESTONE...
LUVERNE...WAKEFIELD...PONCA...ALLEN...SOUTH SIOUX CITY...HURON...
DE SMET...ARLINGTON...LAKE PRESTON...BROOKINGS...GREGORY...
BURKE...WESSINGTON SPRINGS...ALPENA...WOONSOCKET...HOWARD...
MADISON...FLANDREAU...CHAMBERLAIN...KIMBALL...PLANKINTON...
WHITE LAKE...STICKNEY...MITCHELL...ALEXANDRIA...EMERY...SALEM...
CANISTOTA...BRIDGEWATER...MONTROSE...SIOUX FALLS...WAGNER...
PLATTE...LAKE ANDES...MARTY...ARMOUR...CORSICA...DELMONT...
PARKSTON...FREEMAN...MENNO...TRIPP...PARKER...CENTERVILLE...
MARION...VIBORG...HURLEY...CHANCELLOR...CANTON...LENNOX...TEA...
HARRISBURG...TYNDALL...SCOTLAND...SPRINGFIELD...AVON...TABOR...
YANKTON...VERMILLION...NORTH SIOUX CITY...BERESFORD...ELK POINT...
ALCESTER...JEFFERSON
520 AM CDT THU JUL 10 2014

...LOW FIRE DANGER...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY
THIS AFTERNOON. FAVORABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A HIGH MOISTURE
CONTENT OF GRASSES...AND OTHER DRY ORGANIC MATERIAL ON THE
GROUND...INDICATE THAT THE PROBABILITY OF A FIRE OCCURRENCE IS
LOW. OUTDOOR BURNING UNDER THESE CONDITIONS CAN USUALLY BE
PERFORMED WITH REASONABLE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.

THE OUTLOOK FOR FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.


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