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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
522 AM CST Fri Dec 4 2020

.DISCUSSION...

Another dry, warmer than normal day today with highs in the 40s to
mid 50s and northwest winds at 5 to 10 mph. Afternoon minimum
humidity levels will dip to 20-40 percent along and west of the
James River and in south central South Dakota. Higher humidity
levels are expected for areas further east. More of the same but
slightly cooler and more humid on Saturday and Sunday. Expect dry
weather through at least the middle of next week.

SDZ050-052-057>059-063>065-068-069-050230-
Gregory-Jerauld-Brule-Aurora-Davison-Charles Mix-Douglas-
Hutchinson-Bon Homme-Yankton-

...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 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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IAZ001>003-012>014-020>022-031-032-MNZ071-072-080-081-089-090-097-
098-NEZ013-014-SDZ038>040-053>056-060>062-066-067-070-071-050230-
Lyon-Osceola-Dickinson-Sioux-O`Brien-Clay-Plymouth-Cherokee-
Buena Vista-Woodbury-Ida-Lincoln-Murray-Cottonwood-Nobles-Jackson-
Pipestone-Rock-Dixon-Dakota-Beadle-Kingsbury-Brookings-Sanborn-
Miner-Lake-Moody-Hanson-McCook-Minnehaha-Turner-Union-

...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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