526  
FNUS63 KFSD 280813  
RFDFSD  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD  
313 AM CDT TUE MAR 28 2017  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
RELATIVELY LOW FIRE DANGER EXPECTED THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THIS  
WORK WEEK. A LIGHT AND VARIABLE WIND EARLY TODAY WILL TURN TO THE  
EAST BY MID-DAY. BY TONIGHT AND ON WEDNESDAY, WE'LL SEE AN  
INCREASING RISK FOR LIGHT RAIN, ESPECIALLY TO AREAS ALONG AND  
SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 90. THIS RAIN CHANCE WILL PIVOT EASTWARD AND  
LINGER OVER NORTHWEST IOWA THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. BY THURSDAY  
AND FRIDAY THE AREA WILL AGAIN BE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF HIGH  
PRESSURE, KEEPING RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES IN FAVORABLE RANGES,  
AND WINDS RATHER LIGHT OR FROM THE NORTH AND EAST. THE NEXT CHANCE  
OF ANY WIDESPREAD LIGHT RAINS WOULD ARRIVE BY SATURDAY.  
 
IAZ001>003-012>014-020>022-031-032-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-  
098-NEZ013-014-SDZ038>040-050-052>071-282315-  
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-  
313 AM CDT TUE MAR 28 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 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
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