Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Sioux Falls, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
456 AM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.DISCUSSION...
STRENGTHENING SOUTHERLY WINDS ON SATURDAY WILL RESULT IN A VERY
HIGH FIRE DANGER WEST OF THE JAMES RIVER...WHERE LOWEST AFTERNOON
HUMIDITY SHOULD REACH DOWN TO 30 TO 40 PERCENT.

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

IAZ001>003-012>014-021-022-032-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-098-
SDZ040-056-272315-
LYON IA-OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-SIOUX-O`BRIEN-CLAY IA-CHEROKEE-
BUENA VISTA-IDA-LINCOLN MN-LYON MN-MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-
JACKSON-PIPESTONE-ROCK-BROOKINGS-MOODY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCK RAPIDS...GEORGE...INWOOD...
LARCHWOOD...SIBLEY...SPIRIT LAKE...MILFORD...ARNOLDS PARK...
ORANGE CITY...SIOUX CENTER...SHELDON...HARTLEY...SANBORN...
SPENCER...CHEROKEE...STORM LAKE...IDA GROVE...HOLSTEIN...
BATTLE CREEK...TYLER...HENDRICKS...LAKE BENTON...IVANHOE...
MARSHALL...SLAYTON...FULDA...WINDOM...MOUNTAIN LAKE...
WORTHINGTON...JACKSON...LAKEFIELD...PIPESTONE...LUVERNE...
BROOKINGS...FLANDREAU
456 AM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...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 MODERATE CATEGORY.

$$

IAZ020-031-NEZ013-014-SDZ039-054-055-060>062-065>071-272315-
PLYMOUTH-WOODBURY-DIXON-DAKOTA-KINGSBURY-MINER-LAKE-HANSON-MCCOOK-
MINNEHAHA-HUTCHINSON-TURNER-LINCOLN SD-BON HOMME-YANKTON-CLAY SD-
UNION-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LE MARS...SIOUX CITY...WAKEFIELD...
PONCA...ALLEN...SOUTH SIOUX CITY...DE SMET...ARLINGTON...
LAKE PRESTON...HOWARD...MADISON...ALEXANDRIA...EMERY...SALEM...
CANISTOTA...BRIDGEWATER...MONTROSE...SIOUX FALLS...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
456 AM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...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 HIGH CATEGORY.

$$

SDZ038-052-053-058-059-064-272315-
BEADLE-JERAULD-SANBORN-AURORA-DAVISON-DOUGLAS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HURON...WESSINGTON SPRINGS...ALPENA...
WOONSOCKET...PLANKINTON...WHITE LAKE...STICKNEY...MITCHELL...
ARMOUR...CORSICA...DELMONT
456 AM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...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 VERY HIGH CATEGORY.

$$

SDZ050-057-063-272315-
GREGORY-BRULE-CHARLES MIX-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GREGORY...BURKE...CHAMBERLAIN...
KIMBALL...WAGNER...PLATTE...LAKE ANDES...MARTY
456 AM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...HIGH FIRE DANGER...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY THIS
AFTERNOON. UNFAVORABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS AND 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 VERY HIGH CATEGORY.

$$


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