Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Hastings, NE

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GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE HASTINGS NE
428 AM CDT MON AUG 31 2015

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428 AM CDT MON AUG 31 2015

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL BE IN THE LOW CATEGORY THIS
AFTERNOON.

LOW FIRE DANGER MEANS...CONTROLLED BURNS CAN BE EXECUTED WITH
REASONABLE SAFETY.

THIS IS THE LAST ISSUANCE OF THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT

EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 1, 2015 AT MIDNIGHT CENTRAL DAYLIGHT TIME (CDT)
OR 0500 UNIVERSAL COORDINATED TIME (UTC)...THE NWS IN HASTINGS
WILL NO LONGER ISSUE THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX (RFD)
PRODUCT. THE RFD IS NORMALLY ISSUED BETWEEN 4:00 AM AND 6:00 AM
EACH MORNING. THE FINAL RFD WILL BE ISSUED EARLY IN THE MORNING OF
AUGUST 31.

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE RFD IS AVAILABLE IN A VARIETY OF
OTHER MORE SITE-SPECIFIC FIRE WEATHER RELATED PRODUCTS, SUCH AS THE
FIRE WEATHER PLANNING FORECAST (FWF)...WHICH PROVIDES COUNTY
SPECIFIC...FIRE WEATHER RELATED FORECAST INFORMATION. FIRE
WEATHER RELATED INFORMATION IS ALSO AVAILABLE ON THE NWS HASTINGS
FIRE WEATHER WEBPAGE AND VIA THE HOURLY WEATHER GRAPH...WHICH
PROVIDES AN HOURLY DEPICTION OF FORECAST WEATHER ELEMENTS FOR A
LOCATION OF THE USERS CHOICE. ALL OF THE THIS INFORMATION CAN BE
FOUND AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/HASTINGS.

IN SOUTH CENTRAL NEBRASKA...INFORMATION SIMILAR TO THAT FOUND IN
THE RFD CAN BE OBTAINED ON THE NEBRASKA FOREST SERVICE WEBSITE AT
WWW.NFS.UNL.EDU. ONCE ON THIS PAGE...PULL IT DOWN A BIT AND YOU
WILL SEE THE NEBRASKA FIRE DANGER MAP. CLICK ON THE LINK NEXT TO THE
MAP AND A COUNTY-BASED...GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION OF NEBRASKA
FIRE DANGER WILL BE PRESENTED. THE MAP INCORPORATES NWS FORECAST
ELEMENTS AND IS UPDATED DAILY. AT THIS TIME...A SIMILAR MAP OF
FIRE DANGER IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR THE STATE OF KANSAS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION...PLEASE CONTACT:

MIKE MORITZ
WARNING COORDINATION METEOROLOGIST
6365 OSBORNE DRIVE WEST
HASTINGS NE 68901

EMAIL: MICHAEL.MORITZ@NOAA.GOV
PHONE: 402.462.2127 EXT 726

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