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Severe Thunderstorm Potential Today from Northeast Kansas into Western Lower Michigan

Severe thunderstorms today may produce very large hail, damaging winds and perhaps isolated tornadoes along a cold front from northeast Kansas into western lower Michigan. The focus for unsettled weather will then shift into the West for the second half of this week. Expect below average temperatures over much of the West with risks for strong to severe thunderstorms over portions of Montana. 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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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Sioux Falls SD
449 AM CDT Tue Jun 25 2019

.DISCUSSION...
Showers and thunderstorms south of I-90 will shift east early
this morning giving way to partly cloudy skies. High temperatures
will be seasonal today in the low to mid 80s. As winds turn
southerly tonight, there is the potential for additional
thunderstorms overnight. Conditions will be a bit warmer, and a
bit more muggy on Wednesday as southerly winds draw more moisture
into the region. There is the potential for additional
thunderstorms Wednesday night into Thursday morning, especially
across southwest Minnesota.

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...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.

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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