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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
406 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014

RED FLAG WARNING SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA EXCEPT BROOKINGS TO SIOUX
FALLS...

.DISCUSSION...
FIRE DANGER WILL BE EXTREME IN MOST OF SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA THIS
AFTERNOON WITH STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS DEVELOPING AND LOWERING
RELATIVE HUMIDITIES. FIRE DANGER WILL TAPER OFF TO MODERATE TO
VERY HIGH IN NORTHWEST IOWA AND SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA...WITH WINDS
PICKING UP IN THESE AREAS LATER AND TO A LESSER EXTENT...AND WITH
SOME MORNING RAINFALL IN THESE AREAS.

LESSER FIRE DANGER IS EXPECTED FRIDAY WITH MUCH LIGHTER
WINDS...DESPITE CONTINUED WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS.


NEZ013-014-SDZ038-039-050-052>054-057>061-063>071-242330-
DIXON-DAKOTA-BEADLE-KINGSBURY-GREGORY-JERAULD-SANBORN-MINER-BRULE-
AURORA-DAVISON-HANSON-MCCOOK-CHARLES MIX-DOUGLAS-HUTCHINSON-
TURNER-LINCOLN-BON HOMME-YANKTON-CLAY-UNION-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WAKEFIELD...PONCA...ALLEN...
SOUTH SIOUX CITY...HURON...DE SMET...ARLINGTON...LAKE PRESTON...
GREGORY...BURKE...WESSINGTON SPRINGS...ALPENA...WOONSOCKET...
HOWARD...CHAMBERLAIN...KIMBALL...PLANKINTON...WHITE LAKE...
STICKNEY...MITCHELL...ALEXANDRIA...EMERY...SALEM...CANISTOTA...
BRIDGEWATER...MONTROSE...WAGNER...PLATTE...LAKE ANDES...MARTY...
ARMOUR...CORSICA...DELMONT...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
406 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE EXTREME CATEGORY
THIS AFTERNOON. NORTHWEST WINDS BECOMING STRONG...GUSTING TO OVER
30 MPH...RELATIVE HUMIDITIES DROPPING TO 15 TO 20 PERCENT...AND
DRY VEGETATION INCLUDING STILL DORMANT LONG GRASSES...INDICATE
THAT CRITICAL BURNING CONDITIONS EXIST. A FIRE WILL START EASILY
AND HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BECOME LARGE AND SPREAD QUICKLY BECOMING
ERRATIC WITH EXTREME BEHAVIORAL CHARACTERISTICS. NO OUTDOOR
BURNING SHOULD TAKE PLACE.

THE OUTLOOK FOR FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.

POSTPONE ANY BURNING TODAY DUE TO THE EXTREME FIRE DANGER.

$$

IAZ001-012-020-021-031-032-MNZ098-SDZ040-055-056-062-242330-
LYON-SIOUX-PLYMOUTH-CHEROKEE-WOODBURY-IDA-ROCK-BROOKINGS-LAKE-
MOODY-MINNEHAHA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCK RAPIDS...GEORGE...INWOOD...
LARCHWOOD...ORANGE CITY...SIOUX CENTER...LE MARS...CHEROKEE...
SIOUX CITY...IDA GROVE...HOLSTEIN...BATTLE CREEK...LUVERNE...
BROOKINGS...MADISON...FLANDREAU...SIOUX FALLS
406 AM CDT THU APR 24 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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.

DEBRIS BURNING IS THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF WILDFIRES...SO PLEASE BE
CAREFUL WITH ANY USE OF FIRE.

$$

IAZ002-003-013-014-022-MNZ071-080-081-089-090-097-242330-
OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-OBRIEN-CLAY-BUENA VISTA-LINCOLN-MURRAY-
COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-JACKSON-PIPESTONE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SIBLEY...SPIRIT LAKE...MILFORD...
ARNOLDS PARK...SHELDON...HARTLEY...SANBORN...SPENCER...
STORM LAKE...TYLER...HENDRICKS...LAKE BENTON...IVANHOE...
SLAYTON...FULDA...WINDOM...MOUNTAIN LAKE...WORTHINGTON...
JACKSON...LAKEFIELD...PIPESTONE
406 AM CDT THU APR 24 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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.

$$

MNZ072-242330-
LYON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARSHALL
406 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014

...MODERATE FIRE DANGER...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE
CATEGORY THIS AFTERNOON. MARGINAL WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A
LOWERING 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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.

$$








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