Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Sioux Falls, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
340 AM CDT FRI OCT 24 2014

.DISCUSSION...
DRY AND WARM CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST THROUGH THE WEEKEND.
GENERALLY LOOKING AT LOW TO MODERATE FIRE DANGER THROUGH
SATURDAY...WITH WINDS STAYING LIGHT ENOUGH TO PREVENT ANYTHING
WORSE. SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL BE A BIT MORE BREEZY ON SUNDAY WHICH
COULD PUSH PORTIONS OF SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA INTO HIGH FIRE DANGER.
THE NEXT CHANCE OF RAIN MAY COME ON MONDAY...ALTHOUGH AT THIS TIME
AMOUNTS STILL LOOK TO BE LIGHT.


MNZ071-072-080-089-097-098-SDZ038>040-050-052>065-242315-
LINCOLN MN-LYON MN-MURRAY-NOBLES-PIPESTONE-ROCK-BEADLE-KINGSBURY-
BROOKINGS-GREGORY-JERAULD-SANBORN-MINER-LAKE-MOODY-BRULE-AURORA-
DAVISON-HANSON-MCCOOK-MINNEHAHA-CHARLES MIX-DOUGLAS-HUTCHINSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TYLER...HENDRICKS...LAKE BENTON...
IVANHOE...MARSHALL...SLAYTON...FULDA...WORTHINGTON...PIPESTONE...
LUVERNE...HURON...DE SMET...ARLINGTON...LAKE PRESTON...
BROOKINGS...GREGORY...BURKE...WESSINGTON SPRINGS...ALPENA...
WOONSOCKET...HOWARD...MADISON...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
340 AM CDT FRI OCT 24 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 SATURDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW TO MODERATE CATEGORY.


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IAZ001>003-012>014-020>022-031-032-MNZ081-090-NEZ013-014-
SDZ066>071-242315-
LYON IA-OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-SIOUX-O`BRIEN-CLAY IA-PLYMOUTH-CHEROKEE-
BUENA VISTA-WOODBURY-IDA-COTTONWOOD-JACKSON-DIXON-DAKOTA-TURNER-
LINCOLN SD-BON HOMME-YANKTON-CLAY SD-UNION-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCK RAPIDS...GEORGE...INWOOD...
LARCHWOOD...SIBLEY...SPIRIT LAKE...MILFORD...ARNOLDS PARK...
ORANGE CITY...SIOUX CENTER...SHELDON...HARTLEY...SANBORN...
SPENCER...LE MARS...CHEROKEE...STORM LAKE...SIOUX CITY...
IDA GROVE...HOLSTEIN...BATTLE CREEK...WINDOM...MOUNTAIN LAKE...
JACKSON...LAKEFIELD...WAKEFIELD...PONCA...ALLEN...
SOUTH SIOUX CITY...PARKER...CENTERVILLE...MARION...VIBORG...
HURLEY...CHANCELLOR...CANTON...LENNOX...TEA...HARRISBURG...
TYNDALL...SCOTLAND...SPRINGFIELD...AVON...TABOR...YANKTON...
VERMILLION...NORTH SIOUX CITY...BERESFORD...ELK POINT...
ALCESTER...JEFFERSON
340 AM CDT FRI OCT 24 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 SATURDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.


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