202  
FNUS63 KFSD 261426  
RFDFSD  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD  
926 AM CDT THU APR 26 2018  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
STRONG NORTH TO NORTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED TODAY AS AFTERNOON  
RELATIVE HUMIDITY FALLS TO 30 TO 35 PERCENT.  
 
DEBRIS BURNING IS THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF WILDFIRES...SO PLEASE  
BE CAREFUL WITH ANY USE OF FIRE.  
 
IAZ001>003-012>014-020>022-031-032-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-  
098-NEZ013-014-SDZ038>040-050-052>071-261815-  
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-  
926 AM CDT THU APR 26 2018  
   
..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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH 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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