Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Sioux Falls, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
523 AM CDT TUE AUG 23 2016

.DISCUSSION...
IT WILL BE A WINDY...WARM AND HUMID DAY ACROSS THE REGION.
SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP DURING THE
AFTERNOON...ESPECIALLY ACROSS NORTHEASTERN NEBRASKA AND
NORTHWESTERN IOWA. THERE IS THE POTENTIAL OF OVER AN INCH OF RAIN
IN THIS AREA. RAINFALL WILL BE MORE SPARSE OVER PORTIONS OF
SOUTHEASTERN SOUTH DAKOTA AND SOUTHWESTERN MINNESOTA. A COLD FRONT
WILL MOVE ACROSS THE AREA OVERNIGHT. WINDS WILL DECREASE AND
SWITCH TO THE NORTHWEST DURING THE NIGHT. AFTER THE FRONT GOES
THROUGH...DRIER AND COOLER AIR WILL MOVE OVER THE AREA. THE
RELATIVE HUMIDITY ON WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY AFTERNOON WILL RANGE
FROM AROUND 30 PERCENT IN SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA TO NEAR 50
PERCENT NEAR HIGHWAY 71 IN IOWA AND MINNESOTA. EACH DAY WILL SEE
WINDS INCREASE DURING THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON AS WELL WITH
GUSTS AROUND 20 MPH EXPECTED EACH DAY. THE CHANCE FOR
THUNDERSTORMS WILL RETURN TO THE AREA LATE FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND
CONTINUE THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT.

SDZ038-068-069-232315-
BEADLE-BON HOMME-YANKTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HURON...TYNDALL...SCOTLAND...
SPRINGFIELD...AVON...TABOR...YANKTON
523 AM CDT TUE AUG 23 2016

...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.

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


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IAZ001>003-012>014-020>022-031-032-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-
098-NEZ013-014-SDZ039-040-050-052>067-070-071-232315-
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-KINGSBURY-BROOKINGS-
GREGORY-JERAULD-SANBORN-MINER-LAKE-MOODY-BRULE-AURORA-DAVISON-
HANSON-MCCOOK-MINNEHAHA-CHARLES MIX-DOUGLAS-HUTCHINSON-TURNER-
LINCOLN SD-CLAY SD-UNION-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCK RAPIDS...GEORGE...INWOOD...
LARCHWOOD...SIBLEY...SPIRIT LAKE...MILFORD...ARNOLDS PARK...
SIOUX CENTER...ORANGE CITY...ROCK VALLEY...HAWARDEN...HULL...
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...DE SMET...ARLINGTON...LAKE PRESTON...
BROOKINGS...GREGORY...BURKE...WESSINGTON SPRINGS...ALPENA...
WOONSOCKET...HOWARD...MADISON...ORLAND...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...
CLAYTON...PARKER...CENTERVILLE...MARION...VIBORG...IRENE...
HURLEY...CHANCELLOR...CANTON...LENNOX...TEA...HARRISBURG...
VERMILLION...NORTH SIOUX CITY...BERESFORD...ELK POINT...
ALCESTER...JEFFERSON
523 AM CDT TUE AUG 23 2016

...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 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.


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