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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
515 AM CDT Fri Apr 23 2021

.DISCUSSION...

Rain showers will clear out early this morning with decreasing
cloud cover through the day. Expect near seasonal temperatures
today with humidity levels dropping to 30 to 50 percent this
afternoon. Main concern today is a weak front bringing a wind
shift through the region. Winds will shift from south to west and
eventually northwest, sustained at 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to
25 mph.

A small chance of showers develops late tonight, but any rain or
snow amounts will be light. Cooler and dry on Saturday with north
winds at 10 to 20 mph and high fire danger for portions of
southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa. Another round of rain or
snow chances moves through late Saturday night and Sunday, behind
which we will see high to very high fire danger for Sunday and
Monday and much warmer air and breezy conditions develop.

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Ida-Lincoln-Murray-Nobles-Pipestone-Rock-Dixon-Dakota-Beadle-
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...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 SATURDAY 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.


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Dickinson-Clay-Lyon-Cottonwood-Jackson-

...HIGH 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 SATURDAY 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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