Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
350 AM CDT FRI SEP 23 2016

.DISCUSSION...

MUCH OF OUR WEATHER OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS WILL STEM FROM
LOW PRESSURE LIFTING NORTH FROM COLORADO AND WESTERN
NEBRASKA...TO WESTERN NORTH DAKOTA ON SATURDAY. EXPECT SHOWERS AND
A FEW THUNDERSTORMS THROUGH EARLY THIS AFTERNOON...AS A WARM FRONT
LIFTS ACROSS THE REGION. ADDITIONAL STORMS WILL BE POSSIBLE
SATURDAY AFTERNOON...ESPECIALLY ACROSS EASTERN SOUTH DAKOTA AND
WESTERN MINNESOTA.

BREEZY NORTHWESTERLY WINDS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY BEHIND THE LOW
PRESSURE SYSTEM. ALTHOUGH HIGHS WILL ONLY BE IN THE
60S...RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES SHOULD STILL BE ABLE TO FALL INTO
THE 25 TO 30 PERCENT RANGE SOUTHWEST OF PIERRE.

SDZ034-035-045-048-232300-
SULLY-HUGHES-JONES-LYMAN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ONIDA...PIERRE...MURDO...KENNEBEC
350 AM CDT FRI SEP 23 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 SATURDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX
WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.


$$

SDZ003-004-009-015>017-033-036-037-051-232300-
CORSON-CAMPBELL-WALWORTH-DEWEY-POTTER-FAULK-STANLEY-HYDE-HAND-
BUFFALO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WAKPALA...HERREID...MOBRIDGE...ISABEL...
GETTYSBURG...FAULKTON...MISSION RIDGE...HIGHMORE...MILLER...
FORT THOMPSON
350 AM CDT FRI SEP 23 2016 /250 AM MDT FRI SEP 23 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 SATURDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX
WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.


$$

MNZ039-046-SDZ005>008-010-011-018>023-232300-
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-MCPHERSON-BROWN-MARSHALL-ROBERTS-EDMUNDS-DAY-
SPINK-CLARK-CODINGTON-GRANT-HAMLIN-DEUEL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WHEATON...ORTONVILLE...EUREKA...ABERDEEN...
BRITTON...SISSETON...IPSWICH...WEBSTER...REDFIELD...CLARK...
WATERTOWN...MILBANK...HAYTI...CLEAR LAKE
350 AM CDT FRI SEP 23 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 SATURDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX
WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.


$$



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