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Grassland Fire Danger Statement


Statewide Grassland Fire Danger maps are also available for the states of South Dakota and Iowa.
Please take note of the legend beneath the maps for the 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 High,  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.

Grassland Fire Danger for Today

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
317 AM CDT Thu Jun 17 2021

A front will continue to move through the region today bringing
somewhat cooler temperatures behind it. Ahead of it across
northwest Iowa, very warm temperatures are expected today with
highs well into the 90s. This same area also stands the chance of
a few late afternoon and evening thunderstorms, a few of which may
be severe. Temperatures in the 80s to near 90 are expected
through the weekend with the next chance at precipitation Saturday
night and Sunday.

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

The grassland fire danger product reflects fire danger for native
grasses. It is not intended for cured agricultural crops, nor
will it reflect conditions in road ditches which have been mowed.