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Weather Alerts - (Faulk, SD)

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A FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY MOVE EAST ACROSS THE REST OF SOUTH DAKOTA THIS MORNING. BEHIND THE FRONT WINDS WILL SWITCH TO THE NORTHWEST AND ONCE DAYTIME HEATING COMMENCES THEY WILL BEGIN TO INCREASE SUBSTANTIALLY. MEANWHILE RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL DROP BELOW 25 PERCENT FOR MOST AREAS FROM THE JAMES VALLEY WEST TO THE MISSOURI RIVER THIS AFTERNOON. THE WIND AND VERY LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE WITH DRY FUELS TO PRODUCE EXTREME FIRE DANGER OVER THAT AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.


EXTREME FIRE DANGER, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE EXTREME CATEGORY THIS AFTERNOON. EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A VERY LOW MOISTURE CONTENT OF GRASSES, AND OTHER DRY ORGANIC MATERIAL ON THE GROUND, INDICATE THAT CRITICAL BURNING CONDITIONS EXIST. A FIRE WILL START EASILY AND HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BECOME LARGE AND SPREAD QUICKLY BECOMING ERRATIC WITH EXTREME BEHAVIORAL CHARACTERISTICS. NO OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD TAKE PLACE. THE OUTLOOK FOR FRIDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.


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