Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Sioux Falls, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
325 AM CDT SAT OCT 1 2016

.DISCUSSION...

DRY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY. WINDS WILL REMAIN
LIGHT THROUGH THE DAYTIME HOURS OF SATURDAY...WITH A SLIGHT BREEZE
NEAR THE MISSOURI RIVER. WINDS WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE ACROSS THE
ENTIRE REGION ON SUNDAY...AS HIGH TEMPERATURES CLIMB 5 TO 10
DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL. A SLIGHTLY ELEVATED FIRE DANGER RISK WILL
PRESENT ITSELF IN CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA ON SUNDAY. VERY WINDY
CONDITIONS WILL DEVELOP SUNDAY NIGHT AND CONTINUE MONDAY AND
MONDAY NIGHT AHEAD OF A STORM SYSTEM MOVE INTO THE CENTRAL US NEXT
WEEK. MODERATE TO HIGH FIRE DANGER WILL DEVELOP IN AREAS WEST OF
THE JAMES RIVER ON MONDAY. RAIN WILL OVERSPREAD THE REGION BY
TUESDAY MORNING.



SDZ050-052-057-058-012315-
GREGORY-JERAULD-BRULE-AURORA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GREGORY...BURKE...WESSINGTON SPRINGS...
ALPENA...CHAMBERLAIN...KIMBALL...PLANKINTON...WHITE LAKE...
STICKNEY
325 AM CDT SAT OCT 1 2016

...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 SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.


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IAZ001>003-012>014-020>022-031-032-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-
098-NEZ013-014-SDZ038>040-053>056-059>071-012315-
LYON IA-OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-SIOUX-O`BRIEN-CLAY IA-PLYMOUTH-CHEROKEE-
BUENA VISTA-WOODBURY-IDA-LINCOLN MN-LYON MN-MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-
NOBLES-JACKSON-PIPESTONE-ROCK-DIXON-DAKOTA-BEADLE-KINGSBURY-
BROOKINGS-SANBORN-MINER-LAKE-MOODY-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...
TYLER...HENDRICKS...LAKE BENTON...IVANHOE...MARSHALL...SLAYTON...
FULDA...WINDOM...MOUNTAIN LAKE...WORTHINGTON...JACKSON...
LAKEFIELD...PIPESTONE...LUVERNE...WAKEFIELD...PONCA...ALLEN...
SOUTH SIOUX CITY...HURON...DE SMET...ARLINGTON...LAKE PRESTON...
BROOKINGS...WOONSOCKET...HOWARD...MADISON...ORLAND...FLANDREAU...
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
325 AM CDT SAT OCT 1 2016

...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 SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.


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