Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Sioux Falls, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
318 AM CDT WED JUL 20 2016

.DISCUSSION...

HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE REGION TODAY AND
PERSIST THROUGH AT LEAST FRIDAY. WINDS EACH AFTERNOON WILL
FEATURE SUSTAINED SOUTHERLY WINDS 10 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS GREATER
THAN 25 MPH AT TIMES. DRY CONDITIONS OVER THE MISSOURI RIVER
VALLEY COMBINED WITH LOWERING AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES
MAY LEAD TO AN ELEVATED FIRE DANGER RISK INTO THIS WEEKEND.



SDZ050-057-202315-
GREGORY-BRULE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GREGORY...BURKE...CHAMBERLAIN...KIMBALL
318 AM CDT WED JUL 20 2016

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


$$

SDZ038-052>054-058>061-063>066-068>070-202315-
BEADLE-JERAULD-SANBORN-MINER-AURORA-DAVISON-HANSON-MCCOOK-
CHARLES MIX-DOUGLAS-HUTCHINSON-TURNER-BON HOMME-YANKTON-CLAY SD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HURON...WESSINGTON SPRINGS...ALPENA...
WOONSOCKET...HOWARD...PLANKINTON...WHITE LAKE...STICKNEY...
MITCHELL...ALEXANDRIA...EMERY...SALEM...CANISTOTA...BRIDGEWATER...
MONTROSE...WAGNER...PLATTE...LAKE ANDES...MARTY...ARMOUR...
CORSICA...DELMONT...PARKSTON...FREEMAN...MENNO...TRIPP...
CLAYTON...PARKER...CENTERVILLE...MARION...VIBORG...IRENE...
HURLEY...CHANCELLOR...TYNDALL...SCOTLAND...SPRINGFIELD...AVON...
TABOR...YANKTON...VERMILLION
318 AM CDT WED JUL 20 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 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-NEZ013-014-SDZ039-040-055-056-062-067-071-202315-
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-
LAKE-MOODY-MINNEHAHA-LINCOLN 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...MADISON...ORLAND...FLANDREAU...SIOUX FALLS...CANTON...
LENNOX...TEA...HARRISBURG...NORTH SIOUX CITY...BERESFORD...
ELK POINT...ALCESTER...JEFFERSON
318 AM CDT WED JUL 20 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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.


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