Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Sioux Falls, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
438 AM CDT THU OCT 16 2014

.DISCUSSION...
VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER IS EXPECTED TODAY FOR MUCH THE LOWER
BRULE AND LAKE ANDES AREA INTO THE MIDDLE JAMES RIVER VALLEY.
HIGH OR MODERATE FIRE DANGER IS EXPECTED ELSEWHERE. WIND
SPEEDS WILL AVERAGE 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 35 MPH
WITH HUMIDITY LEVELS AS LOW AS 30 PERCENT IN SOUTH CENTRAL
SOUTH DAKOTA. THE STRONG WINDS AND LOW HUMIDITY...COMBINED
WITH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES WILL LEAD TO A HEIGHTENED
WILDFIRE RISK THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL REMAIN BREEZY ON
FRIDAY...BUT TEMPERATURES AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL
INCREASE.

CONSIDER POSTPONING BURNING DUE TO THE VERY HIGH OR EXTREME FIRE
DANGER.

IAZ012>014-020>022-031-032-NEZ013-014-SDZ071-162315-
SIOUX-O`BRIEN-CLAY IA-PLYMOUTH-CHEROKEE-BUENA VISTA-WOODBURY-IDA-
DIXON-DAKOTA-UNION-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ORANGE CITY...SIOUX CENTER...SHELDON...
HARTLEY...SANBORN...SPENCER...LE MARS...CHEROKEE...STORM LAKE...
SIOUX CITY...IDA GROVE...HOLSTEIN...BATTLE CREEK...WAKEFIELD...
PONCA...ALLEN...SOUTH SIOUX CITY...NORTH SIOUX CITY...BERESFORD...
ELK POINT...ALCESTER...JEFFERSON
438 AM CDT THU OCT 16 2014

...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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.


$$

IAZ001>003-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-098-SDZ039-040-054>056-
059>062-064>070-162315-
LYON IA-OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-LINCOLN MN-LYON MN-MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-
NOBLES-JACKSON-PIPESTONE-ROCK-KINGSBURY-BROOKINGS-MINER-LAKE-
MOODY-DAVISON-HANSON-MCCOOK-MINNEHAHA-DOUGLAS-HUTCHINSON-TURNER-
LINCOLN SD-BON HOMME-YANKTON-CLAY SD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCK RAPIDS...GEORGE...INWOOD...
LARCHWOOD...SIBLEY...SPIRIT LAKE...MILFORD...ARNOLDS PARK...
TYLER...HENDRICKS...LAKE BENTON...IVANHOE...MARSHALL...SLAYTON...
FULDA...WINDOM...MOUNTAIN LAKE...WORTHINGTON...JACKSON...
LAKEFIELD...PIPESTONE...LUVERNE...DE SMET...ARLINGTON...
LAKE PRESTON...BROOKINGS...HOWARD...MADISON...FLANDREAU...
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...TYNDALL...SCOTLAND...SPRINGFIELD...AVON...TABOR...
YANKTON...VERMILLION
438 AM CDT THU OCT 16 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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.


$$

SDZ038-050-052-053-057-058-063-162315-
BEADLE-GREGORY-JERAULD-SANBORN-BRULE-AURORA-CHARLES MIX-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HURON...GREGORY...BURKE...
WESSINGTON SPRINGS...ALPENA...WOONSOCKET...CHAMBERLAIN...
KIMBALL...PLANKINTON...WHITE LAKE...STICKNEY...WAGNER...PLATTE...
LAKE ANDES...MARTY
438 AM CDT THU OCT 16 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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.


$$


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