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FNUS63 KFSD 240906
RFDFSD

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.

$$









000
FNUS63 KFSD 232128
RFDFSD

RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
428 PM CDT WED APR 23 2014

...CRITICAL FIRE BEHAVIOR EXPECTED ON THURSDAY FROM THE JAMES VALLEY
THROUGH EXTREME SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA AND NORTHEAST NEBRASKA...

.DISCUSSION...
STRONG SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST WINDS FROM 20 TO 35 MPH...WITH GUSTS TO
AROUND 45 MPH...WILL CONTINUE INTO THE EARLY EVENING FROM AROUND
INTERSTATE 29 EASTWARD BEFORE DIMINISHING AROUND SUNSET. WINDS
WILL DECREASE THIS AFTERNOON THROUGH THE JAMES VALLEY...AND SHIFT
TO NORTHWEST BEHIND A BOUNDARY MOVING SLOWLY INTO LOWER BRULE
AREAS THIS EVENING. A VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER WILL CONTINUE INTO
EARLY EVENING.

CRITICAL FIRE BEHAVIOR IS LIKELY TO DEVELOP ON THURSDAY WITH A
DRYING AIR MASS AND STRONG DAYTIME MIXING. BY NOON...HUMIDITY WILL
DROP TO 20 TO 30 PERCENT WEST OF INTERSTATE 29. A FURTHER DROP IN
HUMIDITY WILL OCCUR THROUGH THE AFTERNOON...WITH 15 TO 20 PERCENT
LIKELY. THIS WILL COMBINE WITH GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS FROM
20 TO 35 MPH BY MIDDAY TO PRODUCE CRITICAL FIRE CONDITIONS FROM
THE LOWER BRULE AND JAMES VALLEY AREAS INTO THE LOWER BIG SIOUX
VALLEY AND NORTHEAST NEBRASKA ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

THE POTENTIAL FOR MORE SIGNIFICANT RAINFALL TONIGHT ACROSS MUCH OF
NORTHWEST IOWA INTO SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA SHOULD KEEP FIRE DANGER TO
THE HIGH TO VERY HIGH CATEGORY ON THURSDAY AFTERNOON.


CONSIDER POSTPONING BURNING DUE TO THE VERY HIGH OR EXTREME FIRE
DANGER.

NEZ013-014-SDZ038-039-050-052>054-057>061-063>071-240330-
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
428 PM CDT WED APR 23 2014

...VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL CONTINUE IN THE VERY HIGH
CATEGORY INTO EARLY EVENING. 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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE EXTREME CATEGORY.

$$

IAZ001>003-012>014-020>022-031-032-MNZ071-080-089-097-098-SDZ040-
055-056-062-240330-
LYON-OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-SIOUX-OBRIEN-CLAY-PLYMOUTH-CHEROKEE-
BUENA VISTA-WOODBURY-IDA-LINCOLN-MURRAY-NOBLES-PIPESTONE-ROCK-
BROOKINGS-LAKE-MOODY-MINNEHAHA-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCK RAPIDS...GEORGE...INWOOD...
LARCHWOOD...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...TYLER...HENDRICKS...
LAKE BENTON...IVANHOE...SLAYTON...FULDA...WORTHINGTON...
PIPESTONE...LUVERNE...BROOKINGS...MADISON...FLANDREAU...
SIOUX FALLS
428 PM CDT WED APR 23 2014

...VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL CONTINUE IN THE VERY HIGH
CATEGORY INTO EARLY EVENING. 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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY.

$$

MNZ072-081-090-240330-
LYON-COTTONWOOD-JACKSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARSHALL...WINDOM...MOUNTAIN LAKE...
JACKSON...LAKEFIELD
428 PM CDT WED APR 23 2014

...VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL CONTINUE IN THE VERY HIGH
CATEGORY INTO EARLY EVENING. 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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY.

$$










000
FNUS63 KFSD 231017
RFDFSD

RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
517 AM CDT WED APR 23 2014

...CRITICAL FIRE BEHAVIOR POSSIBLE THURSDAY...

.DISCUSSION...
STRONG SOUTH WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH ARE EXPECTED TODAY...WITH
OCCASIONAL GUSTS TO 45 MPH...ESPECIALLY IN THE LATE MORNING THROUGH
MID AFTERNOON. THESE STRONG WINDS WILL CREATE VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER
THROUGHOUT THE REGION...DESPITE AFTERNOON HUMIDITY LEVELS RANGING
FROM THE 30 TO 35 PERCENT IN SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA...TO HIGHER
THAN 50 PERCENT IN PARTS OF SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA AND NORTHWEST IOWA.

CONCERNS OVER THE POTENTIAL FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ACROSS PORTIONS OF THE AREA ARE INCREASING FOR THURSDAY AFTERNOON.
STRONG MIXING WITHIN A DRYING AIR MASS IS EXPECTED TO YIELD GUSTY
WESTERLY FLOW IN THE 25 TO 35 MPH RANGE...ALONG WITH LOW HUMIDITY
LEVELS OF 15 TO 20 PERCENT FROM SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA...THROUGH
THE JAMES RIVER VALLEY...AND INTO EXTREME NORTHEAST NEBRASKA. EXTREME
FIRE DANGER IS LIKELY IN THESE AREAS THURSDAY AFTERNOON...WITH VERY
HIGH FIRE DANGER ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF SOUTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA...
NORTHWEST IOWA AND SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA.

DEBRIS BURNING IS THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF WILDFIRES...SO PLEASE BE
CAREFUL WITH ANY USE OF FIRE. CONSIDER POSTPONING BURNING DUE TO THE
VERY HIGH OR EXTREME FIRE DANGER.

NEZ013-SDZ038-050-052-053-057>060-063>065-068>070-232330-
DIXON-BEADLE-GREGORY-JERAULD-SANBORN-BRULE-AURORA-DAVISON-HANSON-
CHARLES MIX-DOUGLAS-HUTCHINSON-BON HOMME-YANKTON-CLAY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WAKEFIELD...PONCA...ALLEN...HURON...
GREGORY...BURKE...WESSINGTON SPRINGS...ALPENA...WOONSOCKET...
CHAMBERLAIN...KIMBALL...PLANKINTON...WHITE LAKE...STICKNEY...
MITCHELL...ALEXANDRIA...EMERY...WAGNER...PLATTE...LAKE ANDES...
MARTY...ARMOUR...CORSICA...DELMONT...PARKSTON...FREEMAN...MENNO...
TRIPP...TYNDALL...SCOTLAND...SPRINGFIELD...AVON...TABOR...
YANKTON...VERMILLION
517 AM CDT WED APR 23 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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE EXTREME CATEGORY.


$$

IAZ001>003-012>014-020>022-031-032-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-
098-NEZ014-SDZ039-040-054>056-061-062-066-067-071-232330-
LYON-OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-SIOUX-OBRIEN-CLAY-PLYMOUTH-CHEROKEE-
BUENA VISTA-WOODBURY-IDA-LINCOLN-MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-JACKSON-
PIPESTONE-ROCK-DAKOTA-KINGSBURY-BROOKINGS-MINER-LAKE-MOODY-MCCOOK-
MINNEHAHA-TURNER-UNION-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCK RAPIDS...GEORGE...INWOOD...
LARCHWOOD...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...TYLER...HENDRICKS...
LAKE BENTON...IVANHOE...MARSHALL...SLAYTON...FULDA...WINDOM...
MOUNTAIN LAKE...WORTHINGTON...JACKSON...LAKEFIELD...PIPESTONE...
LUVERNE...SOUTH SIOUX CITY...DE SMET...ARLINGTON...LAKE PRESTON...
BROOKINGS...HOWARD...MADISON...FLANDREAU...SALEM...CANISTOTA...
BRIDGEWATER...MONTROSE...SIOUX FALLS...PARKER...CENTERVILLE...
MARION...VIBORG...HURLEY...CHANCELLOR...CANTON...LENNOX...TEA...
HARRISBURG...NORTH SIOUX CITY...BERESFORD...ELK POINT...
ALCESTER...JEFFERSON
517 AM CDT WED APR 23 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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


$$











000
FNUS63 KFSD 220949
RFDFSD

RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
449 AM CDT TUE APR 22 2014

.DISCUSSION...
SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 30
TO 35 MPH THROUGH SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA AND THE JAMES RIVER
VALLEY TODAY. THIS IN COMBINATION WITH AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY
OF AROUND 25 PERCENT WILL RESULT IN A VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER ACROSS
THAT AREA. WITH RH VALUES BEING MARGINAL...HELD OFF ON ISSUING A RED
FLAG WARNING...HOWEVER...IF DEW POINTS DROP LOWER THAN EXPECTED OR
TEMPERATURES WARM MORE THAN EXPECTED...FUTURE SHIFT MAY HAVE TO RE
EVALUATE.

WINDY CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE REGION WEDNESDAY...THOUGH
INCREASING LOW LEVEL MOISTURE AHEAD OF AN APPROACHING FRONT SHOULD
KEEP HUMIDITY LEVELS IN CHECK...WITH MINIMUM AFTERNOON HUMIDITY
LEVELS RANGING FROM 30 TO 40 PERCENT IN THE LOWER BRULE AREA...TO 50
PERCENT OR HIGHER IN SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA AND THE IOWA GREAT LAKES.
DESPITE THE HIGHER HUMIDITY LEVELS...FIRE DANGER WILL STILL BE HIGH
TO VERY HIGH DUE TO THE STRONG WINDS.

FIRE DANGER CONCERNS INCREASE AGAIN ON THURSDAY HOWEVER...WITH LOW
LEVEL DRYING AND GUSTY WESTERLY WINDS DEVELOPING BEHIND THE DEPARTING
FRONT. THE AREA OF GREATEST CONCERN WOULD BE FROM THE LOWER BRULE
INTO THE JAMES RIVER VALLEY AND LOWER BIG SIOUX RIVER VALLEY. THESE
AREAS WILL SEE THE STRONGEST AFTERNOON WINDS IN THE 20 TO 30 MPH
RANGE...ALONG WITH THE POTENTIAL FOR MINIMUM HUMIDITY LEVELS OF 15 TO
25 PERCENT. WILL NOT ISSUE ANY FIRE WEATHER HEADLINES AT THIS TIME...
BUT THE FORECAST FOR THESE AREAS WILL HAVE TO BE MONITORED CLOSELY
OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

CONSIDER POSTPONING BURNING DUE TO THE VERY HIGH OR EXTREME FIRE
DANGER.

SDZ038-050-052-053-057>060-063>065-068-069-222315-
BEADLE-GREGORY-JERAULD-SANBORN-BRULE-AURORA-DAVISON-HANSON-
CHARLES MIX-DOUGLAS-HUTCHINSON-BON HOMME-YANKTON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HURON...GREGORY...BURKE...
WESSINGTON SPRINGS...ALPENA...WOONSOCKET...CHAMBERLAIN...
KIMBALL...PLANKINTON...WHITE LAKE...STICKNEY...MITCHELL...
ALEXANDRIA...EMERY...WAGNER...PLATTE...LAKE ANDES...MARTY...
ARMOUR...CORSICA...DELMONT...PARKSTON...FREEMAN...MENNO...TRIPP...
TYNDALL...SCOTLAND...SPRINGFIELD...AVON...TABOR...YANKTON
449 AM CDT TUE APR 22 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 VERY HIGH CATEGORY.

$$

IAZ001-012-020-031-MNZ098-NEZ013-014-SDZ039-040-054>056-061-062-
066-067-070-071-222315-
LYON-SIOUX-PLYMOUTH-WOODBURY-ROCK-DIXON-DAKOTA-KINGSBURY-
BROOKINGS-MINER-LAKE-MOODY-MCCOOK-MINNEHAHA-TURNER-LINCOLN-CLAY-
UNION-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ROCK RAPIDS...GEORGE...INWOOD...
LARCHWOOD...ORANGE CITY...SIOUX CENTER...LE MARS...SIOUX CITY...
LUVERNE...WAKEFIELD...PONCA...ALLEN...SOUTH SIOUX CITY...
DE SMET...ARLINGTON...LAKE PRESTON...BROOKINGS...HOWARD...
MADISON...FLANDREAU...SALEM...CANISTOTA...BRIDGEWATER...
MONTROSE...SIOUX FALLS...PARKER...CENTERVILLE...MARION...VIBORG...
HURLEY...CHANCELLOR...CANTON...LENNOX...TEA...HARRISBURG...
VERMILLION...NORTH SIOUX CITY...BERESFORD...ELK POINT...
ALCESTER...JEFFERSON
449 AM CDT TUE APR 22 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 VERY HIGH CATEGORY.

$$

IAZ002-003-013-014-021-022-032-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-
222315-
OSCEOLA-DICKINSON-OBRIEN-CLAY-CHEROKEE-BUENA VISTA-IDA-LINCOLN-
LYON-MURRAY-COTTONWOOD-NOBLES-JACKSON-PIPESTONE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SIBLEY...SPIRIT LAKE...MILFORD...
ARNOLDS PARK...SHELDON...HARTLEY...SANBORN...SPENCER...CHEROKEE...
STORM LAKE...IDA GROVE...HOLSTEIN...BATTLE CREEK...TYLER...
HENDRICKS...LAKE BENTON...IVANHOE...MARSHALL...SLAYTON...FULDA...
WINDOM...MOUNTAIN LAKE...WORTHINGTON...JACKSON...LAKEFIELD...
PIPESTONE
449 AM CDT TUE APR 22 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 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY.

$$










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