Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Sioux Falls, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
506 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

.DISCUSSION...
A SURGE OF WARMER AND DRY AIR AHEAD OF AN ADVANCING COLD FRONT
WILL RESULT IN SOME VERY LOW HUMIDITIES LATER THIS MORNING THROUGH
MID AFTERNOON SOUTHEAST OF A PONCA NEBRASKA TO SPENCER IOWA LINE.
SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL ALSO INCREASE TO A GUSTY 20 TO 35 MPH.
IF THE HUMIDITY ENDS UP 5 TO 10 PERCENT LOWER...BE AWARE THAT THE
FIRE DANGER COULD GO TO EXTREME ACROSS EXTREME NORTHEAST NEBRASKA
AND PARTS OF NORTHWEST IOWA. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL PUSH ACROSS
THE AREA IN THE EARLY TO MID AFTERNOON HOURS...WITH A RISE IN
HUMIDITY BEHIND THE FRONT ALONG WITH THE THREAT FOR SOME LIGHT
PRECIPITATION.

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

IAZ014-020>022-031-032-NEZ013-014-162315-
CLAY-PLYMOUTH-CHEROKEE-BUENA VISTA-WOODBURY-IDA-DIXON-DAKOTA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SPENCER...LE MARS...CHEROKEE...
STORM LAKE...SIOUX CITY...IDA GROVE...HOLSTEIN...BATTLE CREEK...
WAKEFIELD...PONCA...ALLEN...SOUTH SIOUX CITY
506 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.


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IAZ003-012-013-SDZ071-162315-
DICKINSON-SIOUX-OBRIEN-UNION-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SPIRIT LAKE...MILFORD...ARNOLDS PARK...
ORANGE CITY...SIOUX CENTER...SHELDON...HARTLEY...SANBORN...
NORTH SIOUX CITY...BERESFORD...ELK POINT...ALCESTER...JEFFERSON
506 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.


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IAZ001-002-MNZ090-SDZ067-069-070-162315-
LYON-OSCEOLA-JACKSON-LINCOLN-YANKTON-CLAY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCK RAPIDS...GEORGE...INWOOD...
LARCHWOOD...SIBLEY...JACKSON...LAKEFIELD...CANTON...LENNOX...
TEA...HARRISBURG...YANKTON...VERMILLION
506 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014

...MODERATE FIRE DANGER...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE
CATEGORY THIS AFTERNOON. MARGINAL WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A
LOWERING 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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.


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MNZ071-072-080-081-089-097-098-SDZ038>040-050-052>066-068-162315-
LINCOLN-LYON-MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-PIPESTONE-ROCK-BEADLE-
KINGSBURY-BROOKINGS-GREGORY-JERAULD-SANBORN-MINER-LAKE-MOODY-
BRULE-AURORA-DAVISON-HANSON-MCCOOK-MINNEHAHA-CHARLES MIX-DOUGLAS-
HUTCHINSON-TURNER-BON HOMME-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TYLER...HENDRICKS...LAKE BENTON...
IVANHOE...MARSHALL...SLAYTON...FULDA...WINDOM...MOUNTAIN LAKE...
WORTHINGTON...PIPESTONE...LUVERNE...HURON...DE SMET...ARLINGTON...
LAKE PRESTON...BROOKINGS...GREGORY...BURKE...WESSINGTON SPRINGS...
ALPENA...WOONSOCKET...HOWARD...MADISON...FLANDREAU...
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...
PARKER...CENTERVILLE...MARION...VIBORG...HURLEY...CHANCELLOR...
TYNDALL...SCOTLAND...SPRINGFIELD...AVON...TABOR
506 AM CDT WED APR 16 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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.


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