973  
FNUS63 KFSD 240918  
RFDFSD  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD  
418 AM CDT MON APR 24 2017  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
ANOTHER WARM DAY WITH GUSTY SOUTH WINDS FOR MOST, THOUGH SWITCHING  
AROUND TO THE WEST-NORTHWEST IN AREAS NEAR AND WEST OF THE JAMES  
RIVER VALLEY THROUGH THE AFTERNOON, AS A COLD FRONT PUSHES INTO THE  
REGION. HIGHER HUMIDITY LEVELS SHOULD BE SEEN TODAY, WITH EXTENSIVE  
CLOUD COVER AND SPOTTY LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS OR SPRINKLES POSSIBLE.  
 
THE COLD FRONT WILL PROGRESS THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE FORECAST  
AREA TONIGHT, FOLLOWED BY A PROLONGED STRETCH OF COOLER THAN NORMAL  
TEMPERATURES AND PERIODIC RAIN CHANCES THROUGH THE END OF THE  
WEEK.  
 
IAZ002-003-014-022-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-242315-  
OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-CLAY IA-BUENA VISTA-LINCOLN MN-LYON MN-MURRAY-  
COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-JACKSON-PIPESTONE-  
418 AM CDT MON APR 24 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 TUESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
IAZ001-012-013-020-021-031-032-MNZ098-NEZ013-014-SDZ038>040-  
053>056-060>062-065>067-069>071-242315-  
LYON IA-SIOUX-O'BRIEN-PLYMOUTH-CHEROKEE-WOODBURY-IDA-ROCK-DIXON-  
DAKOTA-BEADLE-KINGSBURY-BROOKINGS-SANBORN-MINER-LAKE-MOODY-HANSON-  
MCCOOK-MINNEHAHA-HUTCHINSON-TURNER-LINCOLN SD-YANKTON-CLAY SD-  
UNION-  
418 AM CDT MON APR 24 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 TUESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
SDZ050-052-057>059-063-064-068-242315-  
GREGORY-JERAULD-BRULE-AURORA-DAVISON-CHARLES MIX-DOUGLAS-  
BON HOMME-  
418 AM CDT MON APR 24 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 TUESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
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