002  
FNUS63 KFSD 251048  
RFDFSD  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD  
448 AM CST MON NOV 25 2019  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
ONE MORE MILD AND DRY DAY, BUT WINTER SETS IN ON TUESDAY INTO  
WEDNESDAY MORNING, WITH WIDESPREAD SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW EXPECTED  
TO SPREAD ACROSS THE REGION. THE UNSETTLED WEATHER CONTINUES  
THROUGH THANKSGIVING AND INTO THE UPCOMING WEEKEND, WITH  
ADDITIONAL PRECIPITATION AND COOLER TEMPERATURES LIKELY.  
 
IAZ001>003-012>014-020>022-031-032-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-  
098-NEZ013-014-SDZ050-052>056-058>071-260200-  
LYON-OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-SIOUX-O'BRIEN-CLAY-PLYMOUTH-CHEROKEE-  
BUENA VISTA-WOODBURY-IDA-LINCOLN-MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-JACKSON-  
PIPESTONE-ROCK-DIXON-DAKOTA-GREGORY-JERAULD-SANBORN-MINER-LAKE-  
MOODY-AURORA-DAVISON-HANSON-MCCOOK-MINNEHAHA-CHARLES MIX-DOUGLAS-  
HUTCHINSON-TURNER-BON HOMME-YANKTON-UNION-  
   
..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.  
 
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.  
 

 
 
SDZ038>040-057-260200-  
BEADLE-KINGSBURY-BROOKINGS-BRULE-  
   
..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.  
 
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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