Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Sioux Falls, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
522 AM CDT MON APR 14 2014

.DISCUSSION...
COOL AND BREEZY WEATHER WILL CONTINUE TODAY. AREAS OF NORTHWEST
IOWA AND EXTREME NORTHEAST NEBRASKA WILL WORK TO MELT THE LATE
SEASON SNOWFALL FROM SUNDAY. OTHERWISE...IMPACTS FROM THIS SNOW
SHOULD BE GONE BY TUESDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL MODERATE ON TUESDAY
AND WEDNESDAY...AND WITH GUSTY SOUTHERLY WINDS TUESDAY ALONG WITH
HUMIDITY VALUES FROM 25 TO 35 PERCENT DURING THE AFTERNOON...
SOME AREAS ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA WILL
FIND THE RANGELAND FIRE DANGER REACH THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY.

DEBRIS BURNING IS THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF WILDFIRES...SO PLEASE BE
CAREFUL WITH ANY USE OF FIRE.

MNZ071-072-080-097-098-SDZ038>040-050-052>070-142315-
LINCOLN-LYON-MURRAY-PIPESTONE-ROCK-BEADLE-KINGSBURY-BROOKINGS-
GREGORY-JERAULD-SANBORN-MINER-LAKE-MOODY-BRULE-AURORA-DAVISON-
HANSON-MCCOOK-MINNEHAHA-CHARLES MIX-DOUGLAS-HUTCHINSON-TURNER-
BON HOMME-YANKTON-CLAY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TYLER...HENDRICKS...LAKE BENTON...
IVANHOE...MARSHALL...SLAYTON...FULDA...PIPESTONE...LUVERNE...
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
522 AM CDT MON APR 14 2014

...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
USUALLY LOWER AND THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY IS HIGHER.

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

$$

IAZ001-012-MNZ081-089-NEZ013-SDZ071-142315-
LYON-SIOUX-COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-DIXON-UNION-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCK RAPIDS...GEORGE...INWOOD...
LARCHWOOD...ORANGE CITY...SIOUX CENTER...WINDOM...MOUNTAIN LAKE...
WORTHINGTON...WAKEFIELD...PONCA...ALLEN...NORTH SIOUX CITY...
BERESFORD...ELK POINT...ALCESTER...JEFFERSON
522 AM CDT MON APR 14 2014

...MODERATE FIRE DANGER...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE
CATEGORY THIS AFTERNOON. MARGINAL WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A
LOWERING 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 HIGH CATEGORY.

$$

IAZ002-003-013-014-020>022-031-032-MNZ090-NEZ014-142315-
OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-OBRIEN-CLAY-PLYMOUTH-CHEROKEE-BUENA VISTA-
WOODBURY-IDA-JACKSON-DAKOTA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SIBLEY...SPIRIT LAKE...MILFORD...
ARNOLDS PARK...SHELDON...HARTLEY...SANBORN...SPENCER...LE MARS...
CHEROKEE...STORM LAKE...SIOUX CITY...IDA GROVE...HOLSTEIN...
BATTLE CREEK...JACKSON...LAKEFIELD...SOUTH SIOUX CITY
522 AM CDT MON APR 14 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 HIGH CATEGORY.

$$







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