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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
344 AM CDT Wed Sep 22 2021

.DISCUSSION...

Temperatures will be warming up today and tomorrow, with highs
today in the lower 70s east of I-29 and mid to upper 70s west of
I-29. Areas west of I-29 could see gusts near 20 mph, and with
minimum relative humidity values at or below 30 percent moderate
fire weather conditions will be present. While areas east of I-29
will have minimum relative humidity values in the 30s, winds won`t
be as gusty thus keeping fire danger low.

Expect a warmer repeat of Wednesday on Thursday, though relative
humidity values will likely be a touch higher with overall similar
fire weather conditions. A mostly dry cold front is expected to
move through by Friday morning, with areas in SW MN possibly
seeing very light rain behind the cold front, while areas
elsewhere will likely remain dry. Winds being the front will be
breezy from the northeast with gusts ranging from 25 to 30 mph.


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...MODERATE FIRE DANGER...

The Grassland Fire Danger Index will reach the moderate
category this afternoon. Marginal weather conditions or
lowering moisture content of grasses, and other dry organic
material on the ground, indicate that there is some potential
for a fire to spread. Any outdoor burning should be closely
monitored.

OUTLOOK FOR THURSDAY 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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...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 fast moving fire is
low. Outdoor burning under these conditions can usually be
with reasonable safety precautions, but should be monitored.

OUTLOOK FOR THURSDAY 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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