Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Sioux Falls, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
451 AM CDT SAT APR 19 2014

.DISCUSSION...
GUSTY SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS...AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES IN THE MID
70S...AND AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES IN THE MID 30S WILL
COMBINE TO BRING A VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER TO PORTIONS OF
SOUTHWESTERN MINNESOTA AND NORTHWEST IOWA TODAY.

CONSIDER POSTPONING BURNING DUE TO THE VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER.

IAZ002-003-013-014-021-022-031-032-MNZ090-192330-
OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-OBRIEN-CLAY-CHEROKEE-BUENA VISTA-WOODBURY-IDA-
JACKSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SIBLEY...SPIRIT LAKE...MILFORD...
ARNOLDS PARK...SHELDON...HARTLEY...SANBORN...SPENCER...CHEROKEE...
STORM LAKE...SIOUX CITY...IDA GROVE...HOLSTEIN...BATTLE CREEK...
JACKSON...LAKEFIELD
451 AM CDT SAT APR 19 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 SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.


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IAZ001-012-020-MNZ072-080-081-089-098-NEZ013-014-SDZ038-052-057-
071-192330-
LYON-SIOUX-PLYMOUTH-MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-ROCK-DIXON-DAKOTA-
BEADLE-JERAULD-BRULE-UNION-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCK RAPIDS...GEORGE...INWOOD...
LARCHWOOD...ORANGE CITY...SIOUX CENTER...LE MARS...MARSHALL...
SLAYTON...FULDA...WINDOM...MOUNTAIN LAKE...WORTHINGTON...
LUVERNE...WAKEFIELD...PONCA...ALLEN...SOUTH SIOUX CITY...HURON...
WESSINGTON SPRINGS...ALPENA...CHAMBERLAIN...KIMBALL...
NORTH SIOUX CITY...BERESFORD...ELK POINT...ALCESTER...JEFFERSON
451 AM CDT SAT APR 19 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 SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.


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MNZ071-097-SDZ039-040-050-053>056-058>070-192330-
LINCOLN-PIPESTONE-KINGSBURY-BROOKINGS-GREGORY-SANBORN-MINER-LAKE-
MOODY-AURORA-DAVISON-HANSON-MCCOOK-MINNEHAHA-CHARLES MIX-DOUGLAS-
HUTCHINSON-TURNER-BON HOMME-YANKTON-CLAY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TYLER...HENDRICKS...LAKE BENTON...
IVANHOE...PIPESTONE...DE SMET...ARLINGTON...LAKE PRESTON...
BROOKINGS...GREGORY...BURKE...WOONSOCKET...HOWARD...MADISON...
FLANDREAU...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
451 AM CDT SAT APR 19 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 SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.


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