Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Sioux Falls, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
536 AM CDT THU APR 17 2014

.DISCUSSION...
WINDS WILL BE DIMINISHING TODAY AS WEAK HIGH PRESSURE SETTLES
ACROSS THE AREA. AREAS GENERALLY NEAR AND NORTH OF INTERSTATE 90
WILL KEEP FIRE DANGER SUPPRESSED DUE TO MELTING OF THE SNOWFALL
FROM YESTERDAY ALONG WITH THE LIGHT WINDS. BY FRIDAY...A STRONG
SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WIND FLOW WILL DEVELOP AND IN COMBINATION WITH
HUMIDITY FROM 35 TO 45 PERCENT RESULT IN A VERY HIGH DANGER IN
MUCH OF SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA AND EXTREME NORTHEAST NEBRASKA.

EXERCISE CAUTION DURING OFF ROAD USE OF YOUR VEHICLE AS THE
CATALYTIC CONVERTER CAN START WILDFIRES.

IAZ014-020>022-031-032-NEZ013-014-SDZ050-057-063-068>071-172330-
CLAY-PLYMOUTH-CHEROKEE-BUENA VISTA-WOODBURY-IDA-DIXON-DAKOTA-
GREGORY-BRULE-CHARLES MIX-BON HOMME-YANKTON-UNION-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SPENCER...LE MARS...CHEROKEE...
STORM LAKE...SIOUX CITY...IDA GROVE...HOLSTEIN...BATTLE CREEK...
WAKEFIELD...PONCA...ALLEN...SOUTH SIOUX CITY...GREGORY...BURKE...
CHAMBERLAIN...KIMBALL...WAGNER...PLATTE...LAKE ANDES...MARTY...
TYNDALL...SCOTLAND...SPRINGFIELD...AVON...TABOR...YANKTON...
VERMILLION...NORTH SIOUX CITY...BERESFORD...ELK POINT...
ALCESTER...JEFFERSON
536 AM CDT THU APR 17 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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY TO VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


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IAZ001>003-012-013-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-098-SDZ038>040-
052>056-058>062-064>067-172330-
LYON-OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-SIOUX-OBRIEN-LINCOLN-MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-
NOBLES-JACKSON-PIPESTONE-ROCK-BEADLE-KINGSBURY-BROOKINGS-JERAULD-
SANBORN-MINER-LAKE-MOODY-AURORA-DAVISON-HANSON-MCCOOK-MINNEHAHA-
DOUGLAS-HUTCHINSON-TURNER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCK RAPIDS...GEORGE...INWOOD...
LARCHWOOD...SIBLEY...SPIRIT LAKE...MILFORD...ARNOLDS PARK...
ORANGE CITY...SIOUX CENTER...SHELDON...HARTLEY...SANBORN...
TYLER...HENDRICKS...LAKE BENTON...IVANHOE...MARSHALL...SLAYTON...
FULDA...WINDOM...MOUNTAIN LAKE...WORTHINGTON...JACKSON...
LAKEFIELD...PIPESTONE...LUVERNE...HURON...DE SMET...ARLINGTON...
LAKE PRESTON...BROOKINGS...WESSINGTON SPRINGS...ALPENA...
WOONSOCKET...HOWARD...MADISON...FLANDREAU...PLANKINTON...
WHITE LAKE...STICKNEY...MITCHELL...ALEXANDRIA...EMERY...SALEM...
CANISTOTA...BRIDGEWATER...MONTROSE...SIOUX FALLS...ARMOUR...
CORSICA...DELMONT...PARKSTON...FREEMAN...MENNO...TRIPP...PARKER...
CENTERVILLE...MARION...VIBORG...HURLEY...CHANCELLOR...CANTON...
LENNOX...TEA...HARRISBURG
536 AM CDT THU APR 17 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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY TO VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


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