466  
FNUS63 KFSD 160850  
RFDFSD  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD  
350 AM CDT FRI APR 16 2021  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
CLOUDY CONDITIONS PERSIST THROUGH FRIDAY WITH OCCASIONAL RISKS OF  
FLURRIES, DRIZZLE, OR VERY LIGHT RAIN. WINDS WILL REMAIN  
NORTHERLY THROUGH THE DAY, WITH SUSTAINED WINDS BETWEEN 10 AND 15  
MPH.  
 
NORTHERLY WINDS PERSIST INTO SATURDAY, ALONG WITH A LOW END RISK  
OF A WETTING DRIZZLE THROUGH MID-LATE MORNING. SUN MAY BE HARD TO  
COME BY UNTIL VERY LATE IN THE DAY ON SATURDAY, AND THIS WILL KEEP  
RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES ELEVATED.  
 
SUN ARRIVES ON SUNDAY, WITH THE DEVELOPMENT OF A BREEZY WEST TO  
SOUTHWEST WIND THROUGH THE DAY. TEMPERATURES RESPOND BY RISING  
INTO THE UPPER 50S AND 60S IN THE AFTERNOON.  
 
A STRONG COLD FRONT BRING A RISK FOR ACCUMULATING SNOW INTO  
MONDAY.  
 
IAZ001>003-012>014-020>022-031-032-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-  
098-NEZ013-014-SDZ038>040-050-052>071-170000-  
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-  
   
..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 SATURDAY 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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