606  
FNUS63 KFSD 260939  
RFDFSD  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD  
439 AM CDT WED JUN 26 2019  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
SCATTERED STORMS AROUND THE REGION THIS MORNING ARE EXPECTED TO  
WORK EAST LEAVING THE BETTER PART OF THE DAY DRY. HOWEVER, A FRONT  
IS EXPECTED TO LIFT NORTH TONIGHT BECOMING THE FOCUS FOR  
ADDITIONAL STORMS. THESE STORMS MAY BE SEVERE PRODUCING LARGE HAIL  
AND DAMAGING WINDS. TOUGH CALL ON TEMPERATURES ON THURSDAY, BUT  
IF CLOUDS LINGER, TEMPERATURE MAY STRUGGLE TO WARM. THE COOLER  
CONDITIONS ARE NOT EXPECTED TO LAST, AS A SIGNIFICANT WARM UP IS  
EXPECTED FRIDAY INTO THE WEEKEND WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE 90S.  
WITH DEW POINTS NEAR 70, HEAT INDEX VALUES WILL RISE ABOVE THE  
CENTURY MARK DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EVENING HOURS.  
 
IAZ001>003-012>014-020>022-031-032-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-  
098-NEZ013-014-SDZ038>040-050-052>071-270045-  
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 THURSDAY 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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