Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Sioux Falls, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
1205 PM CDT FRI APR 11 2014

.DISCUSSION...

VERY LOW AFTERNOON HUMIDITY FROM 15 TO 22 PERCENT IS EXPECTED
ACROSS THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON. FORTUNATELY...STRONGER WINDS
SHOULD BE MAINLY THIS MORNING...BEFORE LOWEST HUMIDITY DEVELOPS.
SATURDAY WILL PRESENT ANOTHER DAY OF ENHANCED FIRE DANGER...
WITH STRONGER NORTHWEST WINDS DURING THE AFTERNOON TO ACCOMPANY
LOW AFTERNOON HUMIDITY FROM 22 TO 29 PERCENT. PRECIPITATION CHANCES
WILL BE QUITE SPOTTY THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING...MAINLY ACROSS
NORTHWEST IOWA AND PARTS OF SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA...BEFORE A BETTER
CHANCE OF MORE WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION LATER SATURDAY NIGHT
AND SUNDAY MORNING...ESPECIALLY NEAR AND SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 90.

PLEASE BE CAREFUL WITH FIRE...GRASS FIRES CAN MOVE VERY QUICKLY.

IAZ002-003-012>014-020>022-031-032-MNZ090-NEZ013-014-SDZ068>071-
112115-
OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-SIOUX-OBRIEN-CLAY-PLYMOUTH-CHEROKEE-BUENA VISTA-
WOODBURY-IDA-JACKSON-DIXON-DAKOTA-BON HOMME-YANKTON-UNION-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...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...JACKSON...
LAKEFIELD...WAKEFIELD...PONCA...ALLEN...SOUTH SIOUX CITY...
TYNDALL...SCOTLAND...SPRINGFIELD...AVON...TABOR...YANKTON...
VERMILLION...NORTH SIOUX CITY...BERESFORD...ELK POINT...
ALCESTER...JEFFERSON
1205 PM CDT FRI APR 11 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 SATURDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY TO VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


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IAZ001-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-097-098-SDZ038>040-050-052>067-
112115-
LYON-LINCOLN-MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-PIPESTONE-ROCK-BEADLE-
KINGSBURY-BROOKINGS-GREGORY-JERAULD-SANBORN-MINER-LAKE-MOODY-
BRULE-AURORA-DAVISON-HANSON-MCCOOK-MINNEHAHA-CHARLES MIX-DOUGLAS-
HUTCHINSON-TURNER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCK RAPIDS...GEORGE...INWOOD...
LARCHWOOD...TYLER...HENDRICKS...LAKE BENTON...IVANHOE...
MARSHALL...SLAYTON...FULDA...WINDOM...MOUNTAIN LAKE...
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...
PARKER...CENTERVILLE...MARION...VIBORG...HURLEY...CHANCELLOR...
CANTON...LENNOX...TEA...HARRISBURG
1205 PM CDT FRI APR 11 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 SATURDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY TO VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


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