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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
430 AM CDT TUE OCT 21 2014

.DISCUSSION...
INCREASING SOUTHERLY FLOW IS EXPECTED TODAY...WITH THE STRONGEST
WIND SPEEDS OF 20 TO 25 MPH AND GUSTS NEAR 35 MPH EXPECTED IN
AREAS NEAR AND WEST OF A DE SMET TO LAKE ANDES LINE. WHILE THESE
AREAS WILL INITIALLY SEE A SLIGHT INCREASE IN NEAR SURFACE
MOISTURE LEVELS...STRONG AFTERNOON MIXING WILL BRING DRIER AIR
DOWN FROM ALOFT...RESULTING IN MINIMUM HUMIDITY LEVELS FROM 30 TO
40 PERCENT. THIS COMBINED WITH DRY FINE FUELS WILL LEAD TO VERY
HIGH FIRE DANGER FOR THOSE AREAS FROM THE LOWER BRULE THROUGH THE
MIDDLE JAMES RIVER VALLEY...WITH HIGH TO MODERATE FIRE DANGER
FARTHER TO THE EAST.

BREEZY CONDITIONS WILL SHIFT EAST ON WEDNESDAY. HOWEVER...DEEPER
MOISTURE IS EXPECTED WITH AN INCREASING CHANCE OF SHOWERS. THUS
THE FIRE DANGER SHOULD REMAIN LOW TO MODERATE FOR MOST AREAS...
THOUGH PARTS OF SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA MAY BRIEFLY SEE A HIGH FIRE
DANGER IN THE EARLY AFTERNOON BEFORE SHOWERS MOVE INTO THE AREA.
MILD WEATHER WILL CONTINUE INTO THE WEEKEND WITH NO PRECIPITATION
EXPECTED.

PLEASE BE CAREFUL WITH FIRE...GRASS FIRES CAN MOVE VERY QUICKLY.

SDZ038-039-050-052>054-057>059-063-064-212315-
BEADLE-KINGSBURY-GREGORY-JERAULD-SANBORN-MINER-BRULE-AURORA-
DAVISON-CHARLES MIX-DOUGLAS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HURON...DE SMET...ARLINGTON...
LAKE PRESTON...GREGORY...BURKE...WESSINGTON SPRINGS...ALPENA...
WOONSOCKET...HOWARD...CHAMBERLAIN...KIMBALL...PLANKINTON...
WHITE LAKE...STICKNEY...MITCHELL...WAGNER...PLATTE...LAKE ANDES...
MARTY...ARMOUR...CORSICA...DELMONT
430 AM CDT TUE OCT 21 2014

...VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH
CATEGORY THIS AFTERNOON. VERY POOR WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A
VERY LOW MOISTURE CONTENT OF GRASSES...AND OTHER DRY
ORGANIC MATERIAL ON THE GROUND...INDICATE THAT DANGEROUS
BURNING CONDITIONS EXIST. FIRES WILL SPREAD RAPIDLY AND
SHOW ERRATIC BEHAVIOR. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

THE OUTLOOK FOR WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW TO MODERATE CATEGORY.

$$

IAZ001-MNZ071-072-097-098-NEZ013-SDZ040-055-056-060>062-065>071-
212315-
LYON IA-LINCOLN MN-LYON MN-PIPESTONE-ROCK-DIXON-BROOKINGS-LAKE-
MOODY-HANSON-MCCOOK-MINNEHAHA-HUTCHINSON-TURNER-LINCOLN SD-
BON HOMME-YANKTON-CLAY SD-UNION-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCK RAPIDS...GEORGE...INWOOD...
LARCHWOOD...TYLER...HENDRICKS...LAKE BENTON...IVANHOE...
MARSHALL...PIPESTONE...LUVERNE...WAKEFIELD...PONCA...ALLEN...
BROOKINGS...MADISON...FLANDREAU...ALEXANDRIA...EMERY...SALEM...
CANISTOTA...BRIDGEWATER...MONTROSE...SIOUX FALLS...PARKSTON...
FREEMAN...MENNO...TRIPP...PARKER...CENTERVILLE...MARION...
VIBORG...HURLEY...CHANCELLOR...CANTON...LENNOX...TEA...
HARRISBURG...TYNDALL...SCOTLAND...SPRINGFIELD...AVON...TABOR...
YANKTON...VERMILLION...NORTH SIOUX CITY...BERESFORD...ELK POINT...
ALCESTER...JEFFERSON
430 AM CDT TUE OCT 21 2014

...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
USUALLY LOWER AND THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY IS HIGHER.

THE OUTLOOK FOR WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.

$$

IAZ002-003-012>014-020>022-031-032-MNZ080-081-089-090-NEZ014-
212315-
OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-SIOUX-O`BRIEN-CLAY IA-PLYMOUTH-CHEROKEE-
BUENA VISTA-WOODBURY-IDA-MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-JACKSON-DAKOTA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SIBLEY...SPIRIT LAKE...MILFORD...
ARNOLDS PARK...ORANGE CITY...SIOUX CENTER...SHELDON...HARTLEY...
SANBORN...SPENCER...LE MARS...CHEROKEE...STORM LAKE...
SIOUX CITY...IDA GROVE...HOLSTEIN...BATTLE CREEK...SLAYTON...
FULDA...WINDOM...MOUNTAIN LAKE...WORTHINGTON...JACKSON...
LAKEFIELD...SOUTH SIOUX CITY
430 AM CDT TUE OCT 21 2014

...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.

THE OUTLOOK FOR WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE TO HIGH CATEGORY.

$$




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