Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Sioux Falls, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
322 AM CDT SAT APR 23 2016

.DISCUSSION...
STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL DEVELOP TODAY BUT ALONG WITH THE
STRONG WINDS WILL COME INCREASING LOW LEVEL HUMIDITY. THERE
IS A SMALL CHANCE SOME OF THIS MOISTURE COULD MIX OUT IN THE
AFTERNOON BUT RIGHT NOW IT LOOKS LIKE ENOUGH OF AN INVERSION
AS WELL AS A WET GROUND WILL KEEP THE FIRE DANGER IN CHECK.
THE ONE EXCEPTION WILL BE FROM ABOUT DE SMET TO MARSHALL
WHERE THE GROUND IS DRIER...AND A VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER IS
IN PLACE. THE STRONG SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL DIMINISH OVERNIGHT
AND AS LOW PRESSURE APPROACHES THEY WILL TURN A BIT MORE
SOUTHWEST ON SUNDAY...AS WELL AS REMAIN CLOSER TO 15 TO 25
MPH. AFTER THE WARM WEEKEND TEMPERATURES WILL BE BELOW NORMAL
ALL OF NEXT WEEK. THE BEST CHANCES FOR RAINFALL WILL BE SUNDAY
NIGHT NORTH OF INTERSTATE 90 AND ACROSS MOST OF THE AREA
TUESDAY NIGHT INTO WEDNESDAY.

DEBRIS BURNING IS THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF WILDFIRES...SO PLEASE
BE CAREFUL WITH ANY USE OF FIRE.

MNZ071-072-080-097-SDZ039-040-054>056-232315-
LINCOLN MN-LYON MN-MURRAY-PIPESTONE-KINGSBURY-BROOKINGS-MINER-
LAKE-MOODY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TYLER...HENDRICKS...LAKE BENTON...
IVANHOE...MARSHALL...SLAYTON...FULDA...PIPESTONE...DE SMET...
ARLINGTON...LAKE PRESTON...BROOKINGS...HOWARD...MADISON...
ORLAND...FLANDREAU
322 AM CDT SAT APR 23 2016

...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 HIGH CATEGORY.


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IAZ001>003-012>014-020>022-031-032-MNZ081-089-090-098-NEZ013-014-
SDZ038-050-052-053-057>071-232315-
LYON IA-OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-SIOUX-O`BRIEN-CLAY IA-PLYMOUTH-CHEROKEE-
BUENA VISTA-WOODBURY-IDA-COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-JACKSON-ROCK-DIXON-
DAKOTA-BEADLE-GREGORY-JERAULD-SANBORN-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...
SIOUX CENTER...ORANGE CITY...ROCK VALLEY...HAWARDEN...HULL...
SHELDON...HARTLEY...SANBORN...SPENCER...LE MARS...CHEROKEE...
STORM LAKE...SIOUX CITY...IDA GROVE...HOLSTEIN...BATTLE CREEK...
WINDOM...MOUNTAIN LAKE...WORTHINGTON...JACKSON...LAKEFIELD...
LUVERNE...WAKEFIELD...PONCA...ALLEN...SOUTH SIOUX CITY...HURON...
GREGORY...BURKE...WESSINGTON SPRINGS...ALPENA...WOONSOCKET...
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...
CLAYTON...PARKER...CENTERVILLE...MARION...VIBORG...IRENE...
HURLEY...CHANCELLOR...CANTON...LENNOX...TEA...HARRISBURG...
TYNDALL...SCOTLAND...SPRINGFIELD...AVON...TABOR...YANKTON...
VERMILLION...NORTH SIOUX CITY...BERESFORD...ELK POINT...
ALCESTER...JEFFERSON
322 AM CDT SAT APR 23 2016

...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 MODERATE CATEGORY.


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