742  
FNUS63 KFSD 160944  
RFDFSD  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD  
444 AM CDT TUE JUL 16 2019  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
PERIODS OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE TODAY AND TONIGHT.  
SOME THUNDERSTORMS LATE THIS EVENING AND INTO TONIGHT COULD BE SEVERE,  
ESPECIALLY FOR AREAS ALONG AND WEST OF THE JAMES RIVER VALLEY IN  
SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA. THE STRONGEST STORMS WILL BE CAPABLE OF  
PRODUCING LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS.  
 
HOT AND HUMID CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE WEDNESDAY THROUGH FRIDAY WITH  
AFTERNOON HEAT INDEX VALUES RANGING FROM 95 TO 105 DEGREES. ADDITIONAL  
THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE WEDNESDAY, SATURDAY NIGHT, AND SUNDAY  
NIGHT.  
 
IAZ001>003-012>014-020>022-031-032-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-  
098-NEZ013-014-SDZ038>040-050-052>071-170045-  
LYON-OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-SIOUX-O'BRIEN-CLAY-PLYMOUTH-CHEROKEE-  
BUENA VISTA-WOODBURY-IDA-LINCOLN-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-BON HOMME-  
YANKTON-UNION-  
   
..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 WEDNESDAY 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.  
 

 
 
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