538  
FNUS63 KFSD 240832  
RFDFSD  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD  
332 AM CDT THU SEP 24 2020  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
TODAY WILL BE AN ANOMALY AS FAR AS AFTERNOON WINDS GO, WITH HIGH  
PRESSURE PROVIDING RELATIVELY LIGHT WIND SPEEDS DURING THE DAY.  
GUSTY MIDDAY TO AFTERNOON WINDS RETURN FRIDAY THROUGH THE MIDDLE  
OF NEXT WEEK. DIRECTIONS WILL BE PREDOMINANTLY NORTHWEST OR WEST,  
WITH SATURDAY BEING AN EXCEPTION WITH MORE OF A SOUTH-SOUTHWEST  
WIND.  
 
PRECIPITATION CHANCES ARE MINIMAL, WITH DRY NORTHWEST FLOW SUNDAY  
AND MONDAY RESULTING IN AREAS OF HIGH FIRE DANGER AS THE MINIMUM  
AFTERNOON HUMIDITY LEVELS MAY FALL BELOW 30 PERCENT IN SOME AREAS.  
TEMPERATURES REMAIN ABOVE LATE SEPTEMBER NORMALS THROUGH SATURDAY,  
THEN TREND MARKEDLY COLDER BY THE MIDDLE OF NEXT WEEK.  
 
NEZ013-014-SDZ050-069-070-242345-  
DIXON-DAKOTA-GREGORY-YANKTON-CLAY-  
   
..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 FRIDAY 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.  
 

 
 
IAZ001>003-012>014-020>022-031-032-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-  
098-SDZ038>040-052>068-071-242345-  
LYON-OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-SIOUX-O'BRIEN-CLAY-PLYMOUTH-CHEROKEE-  
BUENA VISTA-WOODBURY-IDA-LINCOLN-MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-JACKSON-  
PIPESTONE-ROCK-BEADLE-KINGSBURY-BROOKINGS-JERAULD-SANBORN-MINER-  
LAKE-MOODY-BRULE-AURORA-DAVISON-HANSON-MCCOOK-MINNEHAHA-  
CHARLES MIX-DOUGLAS-HUTCHINSON-TURNER-BON HOMME-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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE LOW TO 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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