Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Sioux Falls, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
230 PM CDT WED APR 22 2015

.DISCUSSION...
WITH GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES OF 20 TO
25 PERCENT...WENT AHEAD AND ISSUED A RED FLAG WARNING THROUGH
SOUTHWESTERN MINNESOTA FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE AFTERNOON.

ON THURSDAY...INCREASING HUMIDITY SHOULD BEGIN TO WORK INTO THE
AREA WITH A LESSER FIRE DANGER IN MOST PLACES. THE MOISTURE WILL
THEN SPREAD OVER THE REMAINDER OF THE REGION THURSDAY NIGHT AND
FRIDAY WITH INCREASING PRECIPITATION CHANCES.

CONSIDER POSTPONING BURNING DUE TO THE VERY HIGH OR EXTREME FIRE
DANGER.

MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-098-222315-
LINCOLN MN-LYON MN-MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-JACKSON-PIPESTONE-
ROCK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...TYLER...HENDRICKS...LAKE BENTON...
IVANHOE...MARSHALL...SLAYTON...FULDA...WINDOM...MOUNTAIN LAKE...
WORTHINGTON...JACKSON...LAKEFIELD...PIPESTONE...LUVERNE
230 PM CDT WED APR 22 2015

...EXTREME FIRE DANGER...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE EXTREME CATEGORY
THIS AFTERNOON. EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A VERY LOW
MOISTURE CONTENT OF GRASSES...AND OTHER DRY ORGANIC MATERIAL
ON THE GROUND...INDICATE THAT CRITICAL BURNING CONDITIONS EXIST.
A FIRE WILL START EASILY AND HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BECOME LARGE
AND SPREAD QUICKLY BECOMING ERRATIC WITH EXTREME BEHAVIORAL
CHARACTERISTICS. NO OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD TAKE PLACE.

THE OUTLOOK FOR THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.


$$

IAZ001>003-013-014-SDZ039-040-055-056-062-222315-
LYON IA-OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-O`BRIEN-CLAY IA-KINGSBURY-BROOKINGS-
LAKE-MOODY-MINNEHAHA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCK RAPIDS...GEORGE...INWOOD...
LARCHWOOD...SIBLEY...SPIRIT LAKE...MILFORD...ARNOLDS PARK...
SHELDON...HARTLEY...SANBORN...SPENCER...DE SMET...ARLINGTON...
LAKE PRESTON...BROOKINGS...MADISON...FLANDREAU...SIOUX FALLS
230 PM CDT WED APR 22 2015

...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 MODERATE CATEGORY.


$$

IAZ012-020>022-SDZ038-054-061-066-067-222315-
SIOUX-PLYMOUTH-CHEROKEE-BUENA VISTA-BEADLE-MINER-MCCOOK-TURNER-
LINCOLN SD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ORANGE CITY...SIOUX CENTER...LE MARS...
CHEROKEE...STORM LAKE...HURON...HOWARD...SALEM...CANISTOTA...
BRIDGEWATER...MONTROSE...PARKER...CENTERVILLE...MARION...VIBORG...
HURLEY...CHANCELLOR...CANTON...LENNOX...TEA...HARRISBURG
230 PM CDT WED APR 22 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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.


$$

IAZ031-032-NEZ013-014-SDZ052-053-057>060-064-065-068>071-222315-
WOODBURY-IDA-DIXON-DAKOTA-JERAULD-SANBORN-BRULE-AURORA-DAVISON-
HANSON-DOUGLAS-HUTCHINSON-BON HOMME-YANKTON-CLAY SD-UNION-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SIOUX CITY...IDA GROVE...HOLSTEIN...
BATTLE CREEK...WAKEFIELD...PONCA...ALLEN...SOUTH SIOUX CITY...
WESSINGTON SPRINGS...ALPENA...WOONSOCKET...CHAMBERLAIN...
KIMBALL...PLANKINTON...WHITE LAKE...STICKNEY...MITCHELL...
ALEXANDRIA...EMERY...ARMOUR...CORSICA...DELMONT...PARKSTON...
FREEMAN...MENNO...TRIPP...TYNDALL...SCOTLAND...SPRINGFIELD...
AVON...TABOR...YANKTON...VERMILLION...NORTH SIOUX CITY...
BERESFORD...ELK POINT...ALCESTER...JEFFERSON
230 PM CDT WED APR 22 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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.


$$

SDZ050-063-222315-
GREGORY-CHARLES MIX-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...GREGORY...BURKE...WAGNER...PLATTE...
LAKE ANDES...MARTY
230 PM CDT WED APR 22 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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY.


$$



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