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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 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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FNUS63 KFSD 241028
RFDFSD

Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Sioux Falls SD
528 AM CDT Wed Apr 24 2019

.DISCUSSION...
Afternoon humidity will drop to 25 to 35 percent today, with a
wind shift pushing across southeast South Dakota during the
afternoon, and the remainder of the area during the evening.
There could be isolated late day showers and thunderstorms along
the front, and these could contain gusty and erratic winds.

Even drier air tomorrow will be accompanied by a deeper mixing and
an increased afternoon northwest wind, which will yield a very high
fire danger around the Iowa Great Lakes, with high elsewhere.

Debris burning is the number one cause of wildfires...so please
be careful with any use of fire.

IAZ002-003-013-014-022-250130-
Osceola-Dickinson-O`Brien-Clay-Buena Vista-

...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
are usually lower and the relative humidity is higher.

OUTLOOK FOR THURSDAY AFTERNOON...The Grassland Fire Danger Index
will reach the very high 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.


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NEZ013-014-SDZ038>040-050-052>071-250130-
Lyon-Sioux-Plymouth-Cherokee-Woodbury-Ida-Lincoln-Murray-
Cottonwood-Nobles-Jackson-Pipestone-Rock-Dixon-Dakota-Beadle-
Kingsbury-Brookings-Gregory-Jerauld-Sanborn-Miner-Lake-Moody-
Brule-Aurora-Davison-Hanson-McCook-Minnehaha-Charles Mix-Douglas-
Hutchinson-Turner-Bon Homme-Yankton-Clay-Union-

...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
are usually lower and the relative humidity is higher.

OUTLOOK FOR THURSDAY AFTERNOON...The Grassland Fire Danger Index
will reach the high 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.


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