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Rain and Ongoing Flood Concerns in Texas; Freezing Temperatures in the Midwest to the Northeast

Showers and storms will persist in Texas into the weekend with the heaviest rain focused over central Texas including the Hill Country where the threat for some flash flooding remains. Freezing temperatures are expected into the morning across the Great Lakes, Ohio Valley, and portions of the Mid-Mississippi Valley and the Northeast. 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 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 180950
RFDFSD

Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Sioux Falls SD
450 AM CDT Thu Oct 18 2018

SDZ038-039-050-052>054-057-058-182315-
Beadle-Kingsbury-Gregory-Jerauld-Sanborn-Miner-Brule-Aurora-
450 AM CDT Thu Oct 18 2018

...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 FRIDAY 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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MNZ071-072-SDZ040-055-059-060-063-064-182315-
Lincoln MN-Lyon MN-Brookings-Lake-Davison-Hanson-Charles Mix-
Douglas-
450 AM CDT Thu Oct 18 2018

...MODERATE FIRE DANGER...

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 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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IAZ001-002-012-020-MNZ080-081-089-090-097-098-NEZ013-014-SDZ056-
061-062-065>071-182315-
Lyon IA-Osceola-Sioux-Plymouth-Murray-Cottonwood-Nobles-Jackson-
Pipestone-Rock-Dixon-Dakota-Moody-McCook-Minnehaha-Hutchinson-
Turner-Lincoln SD-Bon Homme-Yankton-Clay SD-Union-
450 AM CDT Thu Oct 18 2018

...MODERATE FIRE DANGER...

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.

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.

$$

IAZ003-013-014-021-022-031-032-182315-
Dickinson-O`Brien-Clay IA-Cherokee-Buena Vista-Woodbury-Ida-
450 AM CDT Thu Oct 18 2018

...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 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.

$$