166  
FNUS63 KFSD 181042  
RFDFSD  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD  
442 AM CST SAT NOV 18 2017  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
SKIES WILL BECOME PARTLY CLOUDY, WITH DRY CONDITIONS A COOLER  
TEMPERATURES RETURNING TO THE AREA TODAY. NORTHWEST WINDS ARE  
EXPECTED TO BECOME WINDY BY LATE MORNING AND CONTINUE INTO  
THE AFTERNOON. SUNDAY AND MONDAY WILL BE WARMER WITH LIGHTER WINDS,  
FOLLOWED BY A DRY COLD FRONT ON MONDAY NIGHT BRINGING COOLER  
READINGS TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY.  
 
IAZ001>003-012>014-020>022-031-032-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-  
098-NEZ013-014-SDZ038>040-050-052>071-190030-  
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-GREGORY-JERAULD-SANBORN-MINER-LAKE-MOODY-BRULE-AURORA-  
DAVISON-HANSON-MCCOOK-MINNEHAHA-CHARLES MIX-DOUGLAS-HUTCHINSON-  
TURNER-LINCOLN SD-BON HOMME-YANKTON-CLAY SD-UNION-  
442 AM CST SAT NOV 18 2017  
   
..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  
ARE USUALLY LOWER AND THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY IS HIGHER.  
 
OUTLOOK FOR SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.  
 
THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER PRODUCT REFLECTS FIRE DANGER FOR NATIVE  
GRASSES. IT IS NOT INTENDED FOR CURED AGRICULTURAL CROPS, NOR  
WILL IT REFLECT CONDITIONS IN ROAD DITCHES WHICH HAVE BEEN MOWED.  
 

 
 
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