Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Sioux Falls, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
428 AM CDT THU OCT 2 2014

.DISCUSSION...
A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL SWEEP ACROSS THE AREA TONIGHT. THIS
FRONT WILL GIVE VERY WINDY CONDITIONS TONIGHT AND FRIDAY.
IN ADDITION...MINIMUM HUMIDITY VALUES WILL BE DRY ON FRIDAY...
ESPECIALLY ALONG AND WEST OF A SIOUX CITY IOWA TO HURON SOUTH
DAKOTA LINE...WHERE VALUES WILL AVERAGE 25 TO 35 PERCENT. THE
NATIVE VEGETATION IS STILL FAIRLY GREEN FOR THIS TIME OF YEAR
ACROSS MANY AREAS. THAT SAID...SOME OF THE ROW CROPS...ESPECIALLY
SOYBEANS...ARE DRYING OUT. BECAUSE OF THIS...DEBRIS BURNING
SHOULD NOT BE DONE ON FRIDAY IN CASE A CURED CROP FIELD IS
NEARBY.

IAZ001>003-012>014-020>022-031-032-MNZ097-098-NEZ013-014-SDZ040-
055-056-062-067-070-071-022315-
LYON IA-OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-SIOUX-O`BRIEN-CLAY IA-PLYMOUTH-CHEROKEE-
BUENA VISTA-WOODBURY-IDA-PIPESTONE-ROCK-DIXON-DAKOTA-BROOKINGS-
LAKE-MOODY-MINNEHAHA-LINCOLN SD-CLAY SD-UNION-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCK RAPIDS...GEORGE...INWOOD...
LARCHWOOD...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...PIPESTONE...LUVERNE...
WAKEFIELD...PONCA...ALLEN...SOUTH SIOUX CITY...BROOKINGS...
MADISON...FLANDREAU...SIOUX FALLS...CANTON...LENNOX...TEA...
HARRISBURG...VERMILLION...NORTH SIOUX CITY...BERESFORD...
ELK POINT...ALCESTER...JEFFERSON
428 AM CDT THU OCT 2 2014

...LOW FIRE DANGER...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY
THIS AFTERNOON. FAVORABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A HIGH MOISTURE
CONTENT OF GRASSES...AND OTHER DRY ORGANIC MATERIAL ON THE
GROUND...INDICATE THAT THE PROBABILITY OF A FIRE OCCURRENCE IS
LOW. OUTDOOR BURNING UNDER THESE CONDITIONS CAN USUALLY BE
PERFORMED WITH REASONABLE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.

THE OUTLOOK FOR FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY. HOWEVER BE ALERT FOR CURED
CROP FIELDS POSING A FIRE HAZARD...ESPECIALLY SOYBEANS.


$$

MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-SDZ038-039-053-054-059>061-065-066-068-
069-022315-
LINCOLN MN-LYON MN-MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-JACKSON-BEADLE-
KINGSBURY-SANBORN-MINER-DAVISON-HANSON-MCCOOK-HUTCHINSON-TURNER-
BON HOMME-YANKTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TYLER...HENDRICKS...LAKE BENTON...
IVANHOE...MARSHALL...SLAYTON...FULDA...WINDOM...MOUNTAIN LAKE...
WORTHINGTON...JACKSON...LAKEFIELD...HURON...DE SMET...ARLINGTON...
LAKE PRESTON...WOONSOCKET...HOWARD...MITCHELL...ALEXANDRIA...
EMERY...SALEM...CANISTOTA...BRIDGEWATER...MONTROSE...PARKSTON...
FREEMAN...MENNO...TRIPP...PARKER...CENTERVILLE...MARION...
VIBORG...HURLEY...CHANCELLOR...TYNDALL...SCOTLAND...SPRINGFIELD...
AVON...TABOR...YANKTON
428 AM CDT THU OCT 2 2014

...LOW FIRE DANGER...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY
THIS AFTERNOON. FAVORABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A HIGH MOISTURE
CONTENT OF GRASSES...AND OTHER DRY ORGANIC MATERIAL ON THE
GROUND...INDICATE THAT THE PROBABILITY OF A FIRE OCCURRENCE IS
LOW. OUTDOOR BURNING UNDER THESE CONDITIONS CAN USUALLY BE
PERFORMED WITH REASONABLE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.

THE OUTLOOK FOR FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY. HOWEVER BE ALERT FOR
CURED CROP FIELDS POSING A FIRE HAZARD...ESPECIALLY SOYBEANS.

$$

SDZ050-052-057-058-063-064-022315-
GREGORY-JERAULD-BRULE-AURORA-CHARLES MIX-DOUGLAS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GREGORY...BURKE...WESSINGTON SPRINGS...
ALPENA...CHAMBERLAIN...KIMBALL...PLANKINTON...WHITE LAKE...
STICKNEY...WAGNER...PLATTE...LAKE ANDES...MARTY...ARMOUR...
CORSICA...DELMONT
428 AM CDT THU OCT 2 2014

...LOW FIRE DANGER...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY
THIS AFTERNOON. FAVORABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A HIGH MOISTURE
CONTENT OF GRASSES...AND OTHER DRY ORGANIC MATERIAL ON THE
GROUND...INDICATE THAT THE PROBABILITY OF A FIRE OCCURRENCE IS
LOW. OUTDOOR BURNING UNDER THESE CONDITIONS CAN USUALLY BE
PERFORMED WITH REASONABLE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.

THE OUTLOOK FOR FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY.

$$



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