Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Sioux Falls, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
359 AM CDT SUN APR 19 2015

.DISCUSSION...
VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER IS EXPECTED TODAY ACROSS THE WESTERN PART OF
SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA. RAINFALL SATURDAY WAS NOT ENOUGH TO CAUSE
MORE THAN A SLIGHT DELAY IN DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS...
GIVEN THE DRYING POWER OF THE STRONG WINDS. BETTER RAINFALL TO THE
SOUTHEAST IN ONORTHWEST IOWA SHOULD KEEP THE DANGER MODERATE IN
MOST OF THAT AREA.


SDZ038-039-050-052>054-057>060-063-064-192315-
BEADLE-KINGSBURY-GREGORY-JERAULD-SANBORN-MINER-BRULE-AURORA-
DAVISON-HANSON-CHARLES MIX-DOUGLAS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HURON...DE SMET...ARLINGTON...
LAKE PRESTON...GREGORY...BURKE...WESSINGTON SPRINGS...ALPENA...
WOONSOCKET...HOWARD...CHAMBERLAIN...KIMBALL...PLANKINTON...
WHITE LAKE...STICKNEY...MITCHELL...ALEXANDRIA...EMERY...WAGNER...
PLATTE...LAKE ANDES...MARTY...ARMOUR...CORSICA...DELMONT
359 AM CDT SUN APR 19 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 MONDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY.

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

$$

IAZ001-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-098-SDZ040-055-056-061-062-
065>070-192315-
LYON IA-LINCOLN MN-LYON MN-MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-JACKSON-
PIPESTONE-ROCK-BROOKINGS-LAKE-MOODY-MCCOOK-MINNEHAHA-HUTCHINSON-
TURNER-LINCOLN SD-BON HOMME-YANKTON-CLAY SD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCK RAPIDS...GEORGE...INWOOD...
LARCHWOOD...TYLER...HENDRICKS...LAKE BENTON...IVANHOE...
MARSHALL...SLAYTON...FULDA...WINDOM...MOUNTAIN LAKE...
WORTHINGTON...JACKSON...LAKEFIELD...PIPESTONE...LUVERNE...
BROOKINGS...MADISON...FLANDREAU...SALEM...CANISTOTA...
BRIDGEWATER...MONTROSE...SIOUX FALLS...PARKSTON...FREEMAN...
MENNO...TRIPP...PARKER...CENTERVILLE...MARION...VIBORG...HURLEY...
CHANCELLOR...CANTON...LENNOX...TEA...HARRISBURG...TYNDALL...
SCOTLAND...SPRINGFIELD...AVON...TABOR...YANKTON...VERMILLION
359 AM CDT SUN APR 19 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 MONDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


$$

IAZ002-003-012>014-020>022-031-032-NEZ013-014-SDZ071-192315-
OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-SIOUX-O`BRIEN-CLAY IA-PLYMOUTH-CHEROKEE-
BUENA VISTA-WOODBURY-IDA-DIXON-DAKOTA-UNION-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...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...WAKEFIELD...
PONCA...ALLEN...SOUTH SIOUX CITY...NORTH SIOUX CITY...BERESFORD...
ELK POINT...ALCESTER...JEFFERSON
359 AM CDT SUN APR 19 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 MONDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY.


$$


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