Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Sioux Falls, SD

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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Sioux Falls SD
448 AM CDT Wed Aug 16 2017

.DISCUSSION...
An intensifying low pressure system will continue to affect the
region today with showers and thunderstorms. Rainfall amounts
today into tonight are expected to range from a quarter of an inch
across central South Dakota to over an inch across southwest
Minnesota. Rain showers may linger into the morning hours on
Thursday as the disturbance slowly works towards the western Great
Lakes. Breezy northwest winds will develop on the backside of the
system on Thursday. Another disturbance will work through the
region on Friday creating a chance for daytime thunderstorms
across the region. Drier conditions are expected on Saturday as
surface high presure moves across the central Plains.

SDZ050-052-057-058-162315-
Gregory-Jerauld-Brule-Aurora-
448 AM CDT Wed Aug 16 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.


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IAZ001>003-012>014-020>022-031-032-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-
098-NEZ013-014-SDZ038>040-053>056-059>071-162315-
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-Kingsbury-
Brookings-Sanborn-Miner-Lake-Moody-Davison-Hanson-McCook-
Minnehaha-Charles Mix-Douglas-Hutchinson-Turner-Lincoln SD-
Bon Homme-Yankton-Clay SD-Union-
448 AM CDT Wed Aug 16 2017

...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.

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.


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