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Weather Alerts - (Hanson, SD)

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THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE EXTREME CATEGORY TODAY ALONG AND WEST OF THE JAMES RIVER VALLEY. THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY WILL BE REACHED EAST OF THE JAMES RIVER VALLEY. ALONG AND WEST OF THE JAMES


MINIMUM HUMIDITY VALUES WILL ONCE AGAIN FALL TOWARD 20 TO 25 PERCENT, COUPLED WITH STOUT WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH WHICH WILL BECOME NORTHWESTERLY THIS AFTERNOON. EAST OF THE JAMES, SLIGHTLY HIGHER HUMIDITY VALUES WILL COMBINE WITH SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 35 MPH. THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL STILL BE IN THE VERY HIGH TO EXTREME CATEGORIES ON THURSDAY WITH NORTHWEST WINDS AVERAGING 20 TO 35 MPH. DEBRIS BURNING IS THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF WILDFIRES, SO PLEASE BE CAREFUL WITH ANY USE OF FIRE. IN FACT, CONSIDER POSTPONING BURNING DUE TO THE VERY HIGH OR EXTREME FIRE DANGER. , 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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE EXTREME CATEGORY.


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