Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Sioux Falls, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
356 AM CDT MON MAR 30 2015

.DISCUSSION...
DEEP MIXING IN A DRY ATMOSPHERE IN ANTICIPATED THIS AFTERNOON...
RESULTING IN WARM TEMPERATURES...COLLAPSING DEW POINTS...AND
GUSTY WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS. WINDS SHOULD AVERAGE 20 TO 30 MPH
WITH GUSTS TO 35 MPH AT TIMES. WITH VERY DRY AIR MIXING TO THE
SURFACE...LOWEST HUMIDITY LEVELS WILL BE IN THE 15 TO 25 PERCENT
RANGE FOR A GOOD PORTION OF THE AFTERNOON. THIS WILL RESULT IN
EXTREME FIRE DANGER THIS AFTERNOON...AND A RED FLAG WARNING HAS
BEEN ISSUED FROM NOON TO 8 PM. CONDITIONS WILL RAPIDLY IMPROVED
BY SUNSET AS MIXING COMES TO A HALT.

ELEVATED FIRE DANGER IS LIKELY THROUGHOUT THE AREA WEDNESDAY DUE
TO STRONG WINDS AROUND A FRONT MOVING THROUGH THE AREA. HIGHER
HUMIDITY LEVELS AHEAD OF THE FRONT WILL RESTRICT FIRE DANGER TO
VERY HIGH ACROSS NORTHWEST IOWA AND SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA. HOWEVER
SOME EXTREME FIRE DANGER IS POSSIBLE DURING THE AFTERNOON WEST OF
INTERSTATE 29 BEHIND FRONT...WHERE HUMIDITY WILL DROP TO 20 TO 30
PERCENT AND NORTHWEST WINDS BECOME GUSTY.

DEEP MIXING WILL LEAD TO ANOTHER DAY OF AT LEAST VERY HIGH FIRE
DANGER ON THURSDAY.

CONSIDER POSTPONING BURNING DUE TO THE EXTREME FIRE DANGER.
PEOPLE ARE URGED TO EXERCISE EXTREME CARE WITH RESPECT TO OUTDOOR
ACTIVITIES THAT COULD CAUSE GRASS FIRES. AVOID EQUIPMENT THAT CAN
CAUSE SPARKS NEAR DRY GRASS OR BRUSH. DO NOT TOSS CIGARETTES ON
THE GROUND. REPORT NEW FIRES QUICKLY TO THE NEAREST FIRE
DEPARTMENT OR LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICE.

SDZ050-057-302330-
GREGORY-BRULE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GREGORY...BURKE...CHAMBERLAIN...KIMBALL
356 AM CDT MON MAR 30 2015

...EXTREME FIRE DANGER...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE EXTREME CATEGORY
THIS AFTERNOON. EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A VERY LOW
MOISTURE CONTENT OF GRASSES...AND OTHER DRY ORGANIC MATERIAL
ON THE GROUND...INDICATE THAT CRITICAL BURNING CONDITIONS EXIST.
A FIRE WILL START EASILY AND HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BECOME LARGE
AND SPREAD QUICKLY BECOMING ERRATIC WITH EXTREME BEHAVIORAL
CHARACTERISTICS. NO OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD TAKE PLACE.

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


$$

SDZ038-039-052>055-058>061-063>066-068-069-302330-
BEADLE-KINGSBURY-JERAULD-SANBORN-MINER-LAKE-AURORA-DAVISON-HANSON-
MCCOOK-CHARLES MIX-DOUGLAS-HUTCHINSON-TURNER-BON HOMME-YANKTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HURON...DE SMET...ARLINGTON...
LAKE PRESTON...WESSINGTON SPRINGS...ALPENA...WOONSOCKET...
HOWARD...MADISON...PLANKINTON...WHITE LAKE...STICKNEY...
MITCHELL...ALEXANDRIA...EMERY...SALEM...CANISTOTA...BRIDGEWATER...
MONTROSE...WAGNER...PLATTE...LAKE ANDES...MARTY...ARMOUR...
CORSICA...DELMONT...PARKSTON...FREEMAN...MENNO...TRIPP...PARKER...
CENTERVILLE...MARION...VIBORG...HURLEY...CHANCELLOR...TYNDALL...
SCOTLAND...SPRINGFIELD...AVON...TABOR...YANKTON
356 AM CDT MON MAR 30 2015

...EXTREME FIRE DANGER...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE EXTREME CATEGORY
THIS AFTERNOON. EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A VERY LOW
MOISTURE CONTENT OF GRASSES...AND OTHER DRY ORGANIC MATERIAL
ON THE GROUND...INDICATE THAT CRITICAL BURNING CONDITIONS EXIST.
A FIRE WILL START EASILY AND HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BECOME LARGE
AND SPREAD QUICKLY BECOMING ERRATIC WITH EXTREME BEHAVIORAL
CHARACTERISTICS. NO OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD TAKE PLACE.

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


$$

IAZ001>003-012>014-020>022-031-032-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-
098-NEZ013-014-SDZ040-056-062-067-070-071-302330-
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-BROOKINGS-MOODY-
MINNEHAHA-LINCOLN SD-CLAY SD-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...
BROOKINGS...FLANDREAU...SIOUX FALLS...CANTON...LENNOX...TEA...
HARRISBURG...VERMILLION...NORTH SIOUX CITY...BERESFORD...
ELK POINT...ALCESTER...JEFFERSON
356 AM CDT MON MAR 30 2015

...EXTREME FIRE DANGER...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE EXTREME CATEGORY
THIS AFTERNOON. EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A VERY LOW
MOISTURE CONTENT OF GRASSES...AND OTHER DRY ORGANIC MATERIAL
ON THE GROUND...INDICATE THAT CRITICAL BURNING CONDITIONS EXIST.
A FIRE WILL START EASILY AND HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BECOME LARGE
AND SPREAD QUICKLY BECOMING ERRATIC WITH EXTREME BEHAVIORAL
CHARACTERISTICS. NO OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD TAKE PLACE.

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


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