Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Sioux Falls, SD

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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Sioux Falls SD
352 AM CDT Sun Apr 23 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Gusty south to southwest winds, along with low afternoon humidity
levels, will result in heightened fire danger across the region
today. Discussion with fire partners indicates short grasses are
sufficiently green in most areas to inhibit the ignition of fires,
and as a result, the grassland fire danger is moderate to high
this afternoon. However, should taller cured grasses ignite, the
gusty winds and low humidity could result in rapid fire spread, so
caution is urged regarding use of fire today.

Debris burning is the number one cause of wildfires...so please
be careful with any use of fire.

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Lincoln MN-Lyon MN-Murray-Cottonwood-Nobles-Jackson-Pipestone-
Rock-Beadle-Kingsbury-Brookings-Sanborn-Miner-Lake-Moody-Hanson-
McCook-Minnehaha-
352 AM CDT Sun Apr 23 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 MONDAY AFTERNOON...The Grassland Fire Danger Index
will reach the moderate to high category.


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Buena Vista-Woodbury-Ida-Dixon-Dakota-Gregory-Jerauld-Brule-
Aurora-Davison-Charles Mix-Douglas-Hutchinson-Turner-Lincoln SD-
Bon Homme-Yankton-Clay SD-Union-
352 AM CDT Sun Apr 23 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 MONDAY AFTERNOON...The Grassland Fire Danger Index
will reach the low to moderate category.


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