Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Sioux Falls, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
515 AM CDT SAT AUG 1 2015

.DISCUSSION...
TODAY WILL BE A VERY WARM AND HUMID DAY WITH THE AFTERNOON
RELATIVE HUMIDITY BETWEEN 40 AND 50 PERCENT. BY LATE
AFTERNOON...SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP OVER
SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA AND NORTHEAST NEBRASKA AND MOVE EASTWARD
INTO MINNESOTA AND IOWA DURING THE EVENING. LOCAL RAIN AMOUNTS
COULD EXCEED A QUARTER INCH. THESE STORMS COULD ALSO BE ASSOCIATED
WITH VERY STRONG WINDS. THE STORMS WILL MOVE EAST OF THE AREA THIS
EVENING. THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A FRONT WHICH WILL MOVE THROUGH
SUNDAY MORNING. BEHIND THE FRONT...WINDS WILL SWITCH TO NORTHWEST
WITH GUSTS OVER 20 MPH EXPECTED IN THE AFTERNOON. TEMPERATURES
WILL AGAIN WARM INTO THE 80S AND LOWER 90S. THE AFTERNOON RELATIVE
HUMIDITY WILL BE MUCH LOWER...GENERALLY FROM 25 TO 35 PERCENT. ON
MONDAY...EXCEPT FOR A SMALL CHANCE OF RAIN NEAR THE MISSOURI
RIVER...IT WILL BE PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY. NORTH OF I90...THE
AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL AGAIN FALL BELOW 40 PERCENT.

IAZ001>003-012>014-020>022-031-032-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-
098-NEZ013-014-SDZ038>040-050-052>071-012315-
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-BEADLE-KINGSBURY-
BROOKINGS-GREGORY-JERAULD-SANBORN-MINER-LAKE-MOODY-BRULE-AURORA-
DAVISON-HANSON-MCCOOK-MINNEHAHA-CHARLES MIX-DOUGLAS-HUTCHINSON-
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...TYLER...HENDRICKS...
LAKE BENTON...IVANHOE...MARSHALL...SLAYTON...FULDA...WINDOM...
MOUNTAIN LAKE...WORTHINGTON...JACKSON...LAKEFIELD...PIPESTONE...
LUVERNE...WAKEFIELD...PONCA...ALLEN...SOUTH SIOUX CITY...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...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
515 AM CDT SAT AUG 1 2015

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


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