106  
FNUS63 KFSD 230916  
RFDFSD  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD  
416 AM CDT SAT OCT 23 2021  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
DRY CONDITIONS WILL PREVAIL TODAY, WITH BREEZY CONDITIONS SETTING  
UP BY THE MID-MORNING HOURS. AREAS IN SOUTH-CENTRAL SD SHOULD  
EXPECT GUSTS IN THE 25-30 MPH RANGE, WHILE AREAS ALONG I-29 WILL  
SEE GUSTS AROUND 20 MPH FURTHER WEAKENING AS YOU HEAD EASTWARDS.  
CHANCES FOR MEASURABLE RAINFALL INCREASE SATURDAY EVENING  
LINGERING AROUND THROUGH SUNDAY, WITH MOST RAINFALL EXPECTED EAST  
OF THE JAMES RIVER VALLEY.  
 
MONDAY IS LOOKING TO BE ANOTHER DRY DAY, WITH GUSTS WEST OF THE  
JAMES RIVER VALLEY NEAR 25 MPH. TUESDAY IS LOOKING TO BE BREEZY,  
WITH GUSTS RANGING FROM 25 TO 35 MPH. CHANCES FOR RAIN RETURN  
TUESDAY EVENING THROUGH WEDNESDAY.  
 
SDZ038-050-052>054-057>061-063>065-068-069-240030-  
BEADLE-GREGORY-JERAULD-SANBORN-MINER-BRULE-AURORA-DAVISON-HANSON-  
MCCOOK-CHARLES MIX-DOUGLAS-HUTCHINSON-BON HOMME-YANKTON-  
   
..MODERATE FIRE DANGER
 
 
THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE  
CATEGORY THIS AFTERNOON. MARGINAL WEATHER CONDITIONS OR  
LOWERING MOISTURE CONTENT OF GRASSES, AND OTHER DRY ORGANIC  
MATERIAL ON THE GROUND, INDICATE THAT THERE IS SOME POTENTIAL  
FOR A FIRE TO SPREAD. ANY OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD BE CLOSELY  
MONITORED.  
 
OUTLOOK FOR SUNDAY 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.  
 

 
 
IAZ001>003-012>014-020>022-031-032-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-  
098-NEZ013-014-SDZ039-040-055-056-062-066-067-070-071-240030-  
LYON-OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-SIOUX-O'BRIEN-CLAY-PLYMOUTH-CHEROKEE-  
BUENA VISTA-WOODBURY-IDA-LINCOLN-MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-JACKSON-  
PIPESTONE-ROCK-DIXON-DAKOTA-KINGSBURY-BROOKINGS-LAKE-MOODY-  
MINNEHAHA-TURNER-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 FAST MOVING FIRE IS  
LOW. OUTDOOR BURNING UNDER THESE CONDITIONS CAN USUALLY BE  
WITH REASONABLE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS, BUT SHOULD BE MONITORED.  
 
OUTLOOK FOR SUNDAY 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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