Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Sioux Falls, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
420 AM CDT MON OCT 20 2014

.DISCUSSION...
A MILD WEATHER PATTERN WILL REMAIN IN PLACE ACROSS THE REGION
THROUGH THE WEEK AHEAD...AND INTO THE UPCOMING WEEKEND. DAYTIME
TEMPERATURES WILL GENERALLY BE 5 TO 15 DEGREES ABOVE SEASONAL
NORMALS...WITH HIGHS IN THE 60S AND 70S EXPECTED. STRONGER WINDS
WILL ACCOMPANY THE WARMTH TUESDAY...WITH WIND GUSTS OF 20 TO 30
MPH COMBINING WITH MINIMUM HUMIDITY LEVELS OF 30 TO 40 PERCENT IN
AREAS NEAR AND WEST OF THE JAMES RIVER TUESDAY AFTERNOON. THIS
WILL LEAD TO A VERY HIGH GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER IN THESE AREAS ON
TUESDAY. THE STRONG WINDS WILL EXPAND EASTWARD ACROSS THE AREA ON
WEDNESDAY. HOWEVER INCREASING HUMIDITY LEVELS AND PRECIPITATION
CHANCES WILL KEEP THE FIRE DANGER IN CHECK. DRY WEATHER WILL THEN
RETURN THURSDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND.

SDZ050-057-063-202315-
GREGORY-BRULE-CHARLES MIX-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GREGORY...BURKE...CHAMBERLAIN...
KIMBALL...WAGNER...PLATTE...LAKE ANDES...MARTY
420 AM CDT MON OCT 20 2014

...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.

THE OUTLOOK FOR TUESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


$$

SDZ038-052-053-058-059-064-202315-
BEADLE-JERAULD-SANBORN-AURORA-DAVISON-DOUGLAS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HURON...WESSINGTON SPRINGS...ALPENA...
WOONSOCKET...PLANKINTON...WHITE LAKE...STICKNEY...MITCHELL...
ARMOUR...CORSICA...DELMONT
420 AM CDT MON OCT 20 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 TUESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


$$

IAZ001-012-020-021-031-032-MNZ071-097-098-NEZ013-014-SDZ039-040-
054>056-060>062-065>071-202315-
LYON IA-SIOUX-PLYMOUTH-CHEROKEE-WOODBURY-IDA-LINCOLN MN-PIPESTONE-
ROCK-DIXON-DAKOTA-KINGSBURY-BROOKINGS-MINER-LAKE-MOODY-HANSON-
MCCOOK-MINNEHAHA-HUTCHINSON-TURNER-LINCOLN SD-BON HOMME-YANKTON-
CLAY SD-UNION-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCK RAPIDS...GEORGE...INWOOD...
LARCHWOOD...ORANGE CITY...SIOUX CENTER...LE MARS...CHEROKEE...
SIOUX CITY...IDA GROVE...HOLSTEIN...BATTLE CREEK...TYLER...
HENDRICKS...LAKE BENTON...IVANHOE...PIPESTONE...LUVERNE...
WAKEFIELD...PONCA...ALLEN...SOUTH SIOUX CITY...DE SMET...
ARLINGTON...LAKE PRESTON...BROOKINGS...HOWARD...MADISON...
FLANDREAU...ALEXANDRIA...EMERY...SALEM...CANISTOTA...
BRIDGEWATER...MONTROSE...SIOUX FALLS...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
420 AM CDT MON OCT 20 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 TUESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE TO HIGH CATEGORY.


$$

IAZ002-003-013-014-022-MNZ072-080-081-089-090-202315-
OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-O`BRIEN-CLAY IA-BUENA VISTA-LYON MN-MURRAY-
COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-JACKSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SIBLEY...SPIRIT LAKE...MILFORD...
ARNOLDS PARK...SHELDON...HARTLEY...SANBORN...SPENCER...
STORM LAKE...MARSHALL...SLAYTON...FULDA...WINDOM...
MOUNTAIN LAKE...WORTHINGTON...JACKSON...LAKEFIELD
420 AM CDT MON OCT 20 2014

...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.

THE OUTLOOK FOR TUESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.


$$



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