Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Sioux Falls, SD

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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Sioux Falls SD
346 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

.DISCUSSION...
While today will somewhat cooler, winds will become northwest
and increase by midday, with humidity values low enough for
a very high fire danger through the Missouri River valley.

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

NEZ013-014-SDZ050-057-063>065-068>071-230030-
Dixon-Dakota-Gregory-Brule-Charles Mix-Douglas-Hutchinson-
Bon Homme-Yankton-Clay SD-Union-
346 AM CST Wed Feb 22 2017

...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.

OUTLOOK FOR THURSDAY AFTERNOON...The Grassland Fire Danger Index
will reach the low category.

$$

IAZ001>003-012>014-020>022-031-032-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-
098-SDZ038>040-052>056-058>062-066-067-230030-
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-Beadle-Kingsbury-Brookings-Jerauld-
Sanborn-Miner-Lake-Moody-Aurora-Davison-Hanson-McCook-Minnehaha-
Turner-Lincoln SD-
346 AM CST Wed Feb 22 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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON...The Grassland Fire Danger Index
will reach the low to moderate category.

$$



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