Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Sioux Falls, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
456 AM CDT SAT APR 12 2014

.DISCUSSION...
NORTH WINDS WILL GRADUALLY INCREASE OVER CENTRAL PARTS OF SOUTH
DAKOTA THIS AFTERNOON...REACHING ABOUT 15 TO 25 MPH LATE IN THE
DAY. COUPLE WITH A RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF ABOUT 25 PERCENT A VERY
HIGH FIRE DANGER WILL BE LIKELY FROM MAINLY POINTS ALONG AND WEST
OF THE JAMES RIVER VALLEY.

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


SDZ038-039-050-052>054-057>060-063>065-068-069-122315-
BEADLE-KINGSBURY-GREGORY-JERAULD-SANBORN-MINER-BRULE-AURORA-
DAVISON-HANSON-CHARLES MIX-DOUGLAS-HUTCHINSON-BON HOMME-YANKTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HURON...DE SMET...ARLINGTON...
LAKE PRESTON...GREGORY...BURKE...WESSINGTON SPRINGS...ALPENA...
WOONSOCKET...HOWARD...CHAMBERLAIN...KIMBALL...PLANKINTON...
WHITE LAKE...STICKNEY...MITCHELL...ALEXANDRIA...EMERY...WAGNER...
PLATTE...LAKE ANDES...MARTY...ARMOUR...CORSICA...DELMONT...
PARKSTON...FREEMAN...MENNO...TRIPP...TYNDALL...SCOTLAND...
SPRINGFIELD...AVON...TABOR...YANKTON
456 AM CDT SAT APR 12 2014

...VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH
CATEGORY THIS AFTERNOON. VERY POOR WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A
VERY LOW MOISTURE CONTENT OF GRASSES...AND OTHER DRY
ORGANIC MATERIAL ON THE GROUND...INDICATE THAT DANGEROUS
BURNING CONDITIONS EXIST. FIRES WILL SPREAD RAPIDLY AND
SHOW ERRATIC BEHAVIOR. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

THE OUTLOOK FOR SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.


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IAZ001>003-012-014-022-032-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-098-
NEZ013-014-SDZ040-055-056-061-062-066-067-070-071-122315-
LYON-OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-SIOUX-CLAY-BUENA VISTA-IDA-LINCOLN-MURRAY-
COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-JACKSON-PIPESTONE-ROCK-DIXON-DAKOTA-BROOKINGS-
LAKE-MOODY-MCCOOK-MINNEHAHA-TURNER-UNION-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCK RAPIDS...GEORGE...INWOOD...
LARCHWOOD...SIBLEY...SPIRIT LAKE...MILFORD...ARNOLDS PARK...
ORANGE CITY...SIOUX CENTER...SPENCER...STORM LAKE...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...
MADISON...FLANDREAU...SALEM...CANISTOTA...BRIDGEWATER...
MONTROSE...SIOUX FALLS...PARKER...CENTERVILLE...MARION...VIBORG...
HURLEY...CHANCELLOR...CANTON...LENNOX...TEA...HARRISBURG...
VERMILLION...NORTH SIOUX CITY...BERESFORD...ELK POINT...
ALCESTER...JEFFERSON
456 AM CDT SAT APR 12 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 SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.


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IAZ013-020-021-031-122315-
OBRIEN-PLYMOUTH-CHEROKEE-WOODBURY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SHELDON...HARTLEY...SANBORN...LE MARS...
CHEROKEE...SIOUX CITY
456 AM CDT SAT APR 12 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 SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.


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