Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
430 AM CDT FRI APR 18 2014

.DISCUSSION...
A STRENGTHENING SURFACE LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM TO THE WEST WILL BRING
STRONG SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS TO THE JAMES RIVER VALLEY AND THE
SISSETON HILLS TODAY. SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS
AROUND 45 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES
OF 40 TO 50 PERCENT CAN BE EXPECTED WITH THE STRONG WINDS. LOWER
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES OF 20 TO 30 PERCENT ARE POSSIBLE
ALONG THE MISSOURI RIVER VALLEY DUE WARM TEMPERATURES IN THE 70S
TO THE LOWER 80S.

MNZ039-046-SDZ004>011-016>023-033>037-045-048-051-182315-
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-CAMPBELL-MCPHERSON-BROWN-MARSHALL-ROBERTS-
WALWORTH-EDMUNDS-DAY-POTTER-FAULK-SPINK-CLARK-CODINGTON-GRANT-
HAMLIN-DEUEL-STANLEY-SULLY-HUGHES-HYDE-HAND-JONES-LYMAN-BUFFALO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WHEATON...ORTONVILLE...HERREID...
EUREKA...ABERDEEN...BRITTON...SISSETON...MOBRIDGE...IPSWICH...
WEBSTER...GETTYSBURG...FAULKTON...REDFIELD...CLARK...WATERTOWN...
MILBANK...CASTLEWOOD...CLEAR LAKE...FORT PIERRE...ONIDA...
PIERRE...HIGHMORE...MILLER...MURDO...PRESHO...FORT THOMPSON
430 AM CDT FRI APR 18 2014 /330 AM MDT FRI APR 18 2014/

...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 SATURDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.


$$

SDZ003-015-182315-
CORSON-DEWEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MCLAUGHLIN...TIMBER LAKE
330 AM MDT FRI APR 18 2014

...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
USUALLY LOWER AND THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY IS HIGHER.

THE OUTLOOK FOR SATURDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY.


$$
SD




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