Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
440 AM CDT SAT AUG 20 2016

.DISCUSSION...

BREEZY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL OCCUR ACROSS THE AREA TODAY WITH
SCATTERED SHOWERS DEVELOPING THIS AFTERNOON...ESPECIALLY OVER
EASTERN SOUTH DAKOTA AND WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA. MIN RH VALUES THIS
AFTERNOON WILL RANGE FROM THE UPPER 30S AND LOWER 40S OVER CENTRAL
SOUTH DAKOTA TO THE 50S AND 60S FOR AREAS FURTHER EAST. DRIER AIR
AND WARMER TEMPERATURES WILL MOVE IN FOR SUNDAY AND MONDAY. MIN RH
VALUES WILL BECOME RATHER LOW SUNDAY AND MONDAY AFTERNOONS ACROSS
CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA...WITH READINGS DROPPING TO AROUND 20 OR 25
PERCENT. WINDS WILL BECOME SOUTHERLY SUNDAY AND MONDAY AS WELL.

SDZ015-016-033>036-045-048-051-202345-
DEWEY-POTTER-STANLEY-SULLY-HUGHES-HYDE-JONES-LYMAN-BUFFALO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ISABEL...GETTYSBURG...MISSION RIDGE...
ONIDA...PIERRE...HIGHMORE...MURDO...KENNEBEC...FORT THOMPSON
440 AM CDT SAT AUG 20 2016 /340 AM MDT SAT AUG 20 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 SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX
WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.


$$

MNZ039-046-SDZ003>011-017>023-037-202345-
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-CORSON-CAMPBELL-MCPHERSON-BROWN-MARSHALL-ROBERTS-
WALWORTH-EDMUNDS-DAY-FAULK-SPINK-CLARK-CODINGTON-GRANT-HAMLIN-DEUEL-
HAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WHEATON...ORTONVILLE...WAKPALA...HERREID...
EUREKA...ABERDEEN...BRITTON...SISSETON...MOBRIDGE...IPSWICH...
WEBSTER...FAULKTON...REDFIELD...CLARK...WATERTOWN...MILBANK...
HAYTI...CLEAR LAKE...MILLER
440 AM CDT SAT AUG 20 2016 /340 AM MDT SAT AUG 20 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 SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX
WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.


$$
TMT



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