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Severe weather in the Southeast on Wednesday

The National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center expects a slight risk of severe weather in the Southeast on Wednesday. The area of greatest concern is in portions of South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. In these areas, damaging winds, hail and isolated tornadoes are possible. Read More >

Grassland Fire Danger Statement

 

IMPORTANT NOTE regarding the colors on the Grassland Fire Danger Map:
In order to ensure greater consistency with our Enhanced Hazardous Weather Outlook, as well as the State Grassland Fire Danger maps provided for the states of South Dakota and Iowa, the colors on our map have changed. Please take note of the legend beneath the map for the new color scheme.

Note: The Grassland Fire Danger statement will be issued daily from April 1st to November 15th, or as conditions warrant during the Spring and late Autumn.  It will also be issued during the winter months if the index reaches Very High or Extreme.  Please check the date on the map and the text product below to ensure you are looking at a current product.

Check the text product beneath the maps for detailed Fire Danger information.

Day 1
Grassland Fire Danger for Today


Day 2
Grassland Fire Danger for Tomorrow

Key for Fire Danger Maps:
Low - Green
Moderate - Blue
High - Yellow
Very High - Orange
Extreme - Red


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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Sioux Falls SD
445 AM CDT Tue May 23 2017

.DISCUSSION...
Scattered showers will be prevalent across the forecast area
today. The showers will be most numerous east of the James River.
Rainfall amounts will be light, but the showers may create gusty
winds at times. Northwest winds will be brisk today at 15-30 mph.
Drier conditions with a warming trend can be expected Wednesday
into Thursday.

Near normal temperatures along with mainly dry conditions are
expected much of the holiday weekend.

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445 AM CDT Tue May 23 2017

...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 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...The Grassland Fire Danger Index
will reach the low category.


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