501  
FNUS63 KFSD 131057  
RFDFSD  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD  
457 AM CST WED DEC 13 2017  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY  
IN SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA TODAY, PRIMARILY ACROSS GREGORY  
COUNTY. FOR MOST LOCATIONS ELSEWHERE, THE FIRE DANGER WILL BE  
ELEVATED WITH THE INDEX REACHING THE HIGH CATEGORY. THIS IS DUE TO  
STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS AVERAGING 25 TO 40 MPH, WITH SOME GUSTS  
OF 45 TO 50 MPH AT TIMES ESPECIALLY THROUGH EARLY AFTERNOON.  
 
CONSIDER POSTPONING BURNING DUE TO THE ELEVATED FIRE DANGER.  
 
SDZ050-140015-  
GREGORY-  
457 AM CST WED DEC 13 2017  
   
..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.  
 
OUTLOOK FOR THURSDAY 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.  
 

 
 
IAZ001>003-012>014-020>022-031-032-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-  
098-NEZ013-014-SDZ038-053>056-059>062-065>071-140015-  
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-SANBORN-MINER-  
LAKE-MOODY-DAVISON-HANSON-MCCOOK-MINNEHAHA-HUTCHINSON-TURNER-  
LINCOLN SD-BON HOMME-YANKTON-CLAY SD-UNION-  
457 AM CST WED DEC 13 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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE LOW 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.  
 

 
 
SDZ039-040-140015-  
KINGSBURY-BROOKINGS-  
457 AM CST WED DEC 13 2017  
   
..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.  
 
OUTLOOK FOR THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE LOW 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.  
 

 
 
SDZ052-057-058-063-064-140015-  
JERAULD-BRULE-AURORA-CHARLES MIX-DOUGLAS-  
457 AM CST WED DEC 13 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 THURSDAY 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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