074  
FNUS63 KFSD 260905  
RFDFSD  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD  
405 AM CDT WED APR 26 2017  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
CLOUDY AND DAMP CONDITIONS WILL LINGER TODAY AS A STORM SYSTEM  
MOVES AWAY FROM THE REGION SLOWLY. BY THE AFTERNOON, NORTHWEST  
WINDS WILL BEGIN TO DRY FUELS, HOWEVER TEMPERATURES WILL STRUGGLE  
TO REACH 40 DEGREES. THE FIRE DANGER RISK WILL REMAIN LOW FOR THE NEAR  
FUTURE DESPITE DRY CONDITIONS ARRIVING ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY. HIGH  
PRESSURE BISECTING THE REGION WILL BRING VARIABLE WINDS AND  
TEMPERATURES IN THE LOWER 50S ON THURSDAY. FRIDAY WILL AGAIN  
FEATURE COOL CONDITIONS WITH A LIGHT NORTHEASTERLY WIND AND HIGHS  
IN THE UPPER 40S TO LOWER 50S.  
 
OUR NEXT CHANCE OF RAIN ARRIVES SATURDAY NIGHT THROUGH SUNDAY.  
TEMPERATURES MAY BE COLD ENOUGH TO SUPPORT SNOW IN SOME AREAS.  
 
IAZ001>003-012>014-020>022-031-032-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-  
098-NEZ013-014-SDZ038>040-050-052>071-262315-  
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-  
405 AM CDT WED APR 26 2017  
   
..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.  
 
OUTLOOK FOR THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
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