Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
223 AM CDT SUN SEP 25 2016

.DISCUSSION...

WINDY AND COOL WILL DESCRIBE MUCH OF THE DAY TODAY...AS LOW PRESSURE
EXITS ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL CANADA...AND HIGH PRESSURE SLOWLY BUILDS
IN FROM THE WEST. THICK CLOUDS WILL SLOWLY EXIT WEST TO EAST TODAY.
STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS OF 20 TO 30 MPH WILL REMAIN...WITH SOME GUSTS
REACHING 45 MPH WEST OF THE JAMES RIVER VALLEY. THIS WILL ALSO BE
THE AREA WHERE RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES FALL TO 20 TO 35 PERCENT.
EXPECT WINDS TO QUICKLY DIMINISH TONIGHT...TO 20 MPH OR LESS.

THE NORTHWESTERLY WINDS LINGER INTO MONDAY...PEAKING AROUND 15 TO 25
MPH MONDAY AFTERNOON...WITH GUSTS NEARING 30 MPH OVER EASTERN SOUTH
DAKOTA AND WESTERN MINNESOTA. DRY AIR WILL BE FULLY ENTRENCHED
ACROSS THE REGION...WITH RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES BOTTOMING OUT
BETWEEN 20 AND 30 PERCENT. DRY HIGH PRESSURE WILL REMAIN ACROSS
PLAINS STATES THROUGH AT LEAST MID WEEK...AS TEMPERATURES SLOWLY
WARMING BACK INTO THE 70S AND LOW 80S BY WEDNESDAY.

SDZ003-015-033-045-252130-
CORSON-DEWEY-STANLEY-JONES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WAKPALA...ISABEL...MISSION RIDGE...MURDO
223 AM CDT SUN SEP 25 2016 /123 AM MDT SUN SEP 25 2016/

...VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH
CATEGORY THIS AFTERNOON. VERY POOR WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A
VERY LOW MOISTURE CONTENT OF GRASSES...AND OTHER DRY
ORGANIC MATERIAL ON THE GROUND...INDICATE THAT DANGEROUS
BURNING CONDITIONS EXIST. FIRES WILL SPREAD RAPIDLY AND
SHOW ERRATIC BEHAVIOR. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

THE OUTLOOK FOR MONDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX
WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.


$$

SDZ004-009-016-017-034>037-048-051-252130-
CAMPBELL-WALWORTH-POTTER-FAULK-SULLY-HUGHES-HYDE-HAND-LYMAN-BUFFALO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HERREID...MOBRIDGE...GETTYSBURG...
FAULKTON...ONIDA...PIERRE...HIGHMORE...MILLER...KENNEBEC...
FORT THOMPSON
223 AM CDT SUN SEP 25 2016

...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.

THE OUTLOOK FOR MONDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX
WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.


$$

SDZ005-010-018-252130-
MCPHERSON-EDMUNDS-SPINK-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...EUREKA...IPSWICH...REDFIELD
223 AM CDT SUN SEP 25 2016

...MODERATE FIRE DANGER...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE
CATEGORY THIS AFTERNOON. MARGINAL WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A
LOWERING 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.

THE OUTLOOK FOR MONDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX
WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.


$$

MNZ039-046-SDZ006>008-011-019>023-252130-
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-BROWN-MARSHALL-ROBERTS-DAY-CLARK-CODINGTON-GRANT-
HAMLIN-DEUEL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WHEATON...ORTONVILLE...ABERDEEN...
BRITTON...SISSETON...WEBSTER...CLARK...WATERTOWN...MILBANK...HAYTI...
CLEAR LAKE
223 AM CDT SUN SEP 25 2016

...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 FIRE OCCURRENCE IS
LOW. OUTDOOR BURNING UNDER THESE CONDITIONS CAN USUALLY BE
PERFORMED WITH REASONABLE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.

THE OUTLOOK FOR MONDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX
WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.


$$

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