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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
413 AM CDT Thu Mar 30 2017

Cloudy skies will prevail throughout the day today with even some
patchy drizzle possible through the morning hours today. With
abundant cloud cover, temperatures will mainly remain at or below
normal. Warmer conditions are expected on Friday into Saturday,
however, a large storm system is expected to move into the Central
Plains leading to another chance of light precipitation mainly
south of I-90.

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Buena Vista-Woodbury-Ida-Lincoln MN-Lyon MN-Murray-Cottonwood-
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Turner-Lincoln SD-Bon Homme-Yankton-Clay SD-Union-
413 AM CDT Thu Mar 30 2017


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.

OUTLOOK FOR FRIDAY AFTERNOON...The Grassland Fire Danger Index
will reach the moderate category.