Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Sioux Falls, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
440 AM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

.DISCUSSION...
WINDS WILL BE LIGHT TODAY...BUT HUMIDITY LEVELS WILL DROP INTO
THE 20S THIS AFTERNOON NORTH OF INTERSTATE 90. A WETTING RAIN IS
EXPECTED ON SATURDAY...WITH AROUND THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH
CURRENTLY FORECAST FOR MOST OF THE AREA...SLIGHTLY HIGHER IN
NORTHWEST IOWA. WINDS WILL PICK UP AND HUMIDITY LEVELS WILL FALL
SUNDAY AND MONDAY. THUS DEPENDING ON THE AMOUNT OF RAIN THIS
WEEKEND...FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS COULD RETURN. THE LOW HUMIDITY
CONTINUES THROUGH THE COMING WEEK...BUT WINDS SHOULD BE LIGHTER
AFTER MONDAY.


MNZ071-072-SDZ038>040-052-053-057-058-172315-
LINCOLN MN-LYON MN-BEADLE-KINGSBURY-BROOKINGS-JERAULD-SANBORN-
BRULE-AURORA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TYLER...HENDRICKS...LAKE BENTON...
IVANHOE...MARSHALL...HURON...DE SMET...ARLINGTON...LAKE PRESTON...
BROOKINGS...WESSINGTON SPRINGS...ALPENA...WOONSOCKET...
CHAMBERLAIN...KIMBALL...PLANKINTON...WHITE LAKE...STICKNEY
440 AM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

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


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IAZ001>003-MNZ080-081-089-090-097-098-SDZ050-054>056-059>069-
172315-
LYON IA-OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-JACKSON-
PIPESTONE-ROCK-GREGORY-MINER-LAKE-MOODY-DAVISON-HANSON-MCCOOK-
MINNEHAHA-CHARLES MIX-DOUGLAS-HUTCHINSON-TURNER-LINCOLN SD-
BON HOMME-YANKTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCK RAPIDS...GEORGE...INWOOD...
LARCHWOOD...SIBLEY...SPIRIT LAKE...MILFORD...ARNOLDS PARK...
SLAYTON...FULDA...WINDOM...MOUNTAIN LAKE...WORTHINGTON...
JACKSON...LAKEFIELD...PIPESTONE...LUVERNE...GREGORY...BURKE...
HOWARD...MADISON...FLANDREAU...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...CANTON...
LENNOX...TEA...HARRISBURG...TYNDALL...SCOTLAND...SPRINGFIELD...
AVON...TABOR...YANKTON
440 AM CDT FRI APR 17 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.


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IAZ012>014-020>022-031-032-NEZ013-014-SDZ070-071-172315-
SIOUX-O`BRIEN-CLAY IA-PLYMOUTH-CHEROKEE-BUENA VISTA-WOODBURY-IDA-
DIXON-DAKOTA-CLAY SD-UNION-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ORANGE CITY...SIOUX CENTER...SHELDON...
HARTLEY...SANBORN...SPENCER...LE MARS...CHEROKEE...STORM LAKE...
SIOUX CITY...IDA GROVE...HOLSTEIN...BATTLE CREEK...WAKEFIELD...
PONCA...ALLEN...SOUTH SIOUX CITY...VERMILLION...
NORTH SIOUX CITY...BERESFORD...ELK POINT...ALCESTER...JEFFERSON
440 AM CDT FRI APR 17 2015

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


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