801  
FNUS63 KFSD 252140  
RFDFSD  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD  
440 PM CDT MON OCT 25 2021  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
SOUTHEAST WINDS WILL INCREASE OVERNIGHT, BECOMING STRONG WITH  
GUSTS 35 TO 45 MPH DURING THE DAY TUESDAY. A LITTLE WARMER WITH  
INCREASING MOISTURE TOMORROW, BUT MINIMUM AFTERNOON HUMIDITY  
LEVELS WILL REMAIN HIGH AT 50 TO 70 PERCENT, PERHAPS AS LOW AS 40  
PERCENT IN PARTS OF SOUTHWEST MN. AN APPROACHING FRONT WILL SPREAD  
SHOWERS AND OCCASIONAL THUNDERSTORM ACROSS THE REGION FOR TUESDAY  
NIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY. BY THE TIME RAIN MOVES OUT WEDNESDAY  
NIGHT INTO EARLY THURSDAY, ALL SITES SHOULD SEE A QUARTER INCH OR  
MORE OF NEW RAINFALL. RAINFALL TOTALS ARE EXPECTED TO REACH AN  
INCH OR MORE HIGHEST ALONG AND EAST OF INTERSTATE 29.  
 
BEHIND THE PASSING FRONT, WINDS WILL TURN NORTHWEST WITH GUSTS  
20-25 MPH WEDNESDAY. DRIER CONDITIONS RETURN LATE WEEK AND THROUGH  
THE WEEKEND, ALONG WITH NEAR SEASONAL TEMPERATURES.  
 
SDZ038-039-050-052>055-057>061-063>065-068-069-261245-  
BEADLE-KINGSBURY-GREGORY-JERAULD-SANBORN-MINER-LAKE-BRULE-AURORA-  
DAVISON-HANSON-MCCOOK-CHARLES MIX-DOUGLAS-HUTCHINSON-BON HOMME-  
YANKTON-  
 
OUTLOOK FOR TUESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE 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.  
 

 
 
IAZ001>003-012>014-020>022-031-032-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-  
098-NEZ013-014-SDZ040-056-062-066-067-070-071-261245-  
LYON-OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-SIOUX-O'BRIEN-CLAY-PLYMOUTH-CHEROKEE-  
BUENA VISTA-WOODBURY-IDA-LINCOLN-MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-JACKSON-  
PIPESTONE-ROCK-DIXON-DAKOTA-BROOKINGS-MOODY-MINNEHAHA-TURNER-  
UNION-  
 
OUTLOOK FOR TUESDAY 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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