Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
512 AM CDT THU AUG 18 2016

.DISCUSSION...

A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE REGION TODAY AND SWITCH
THE WINDS TO THE NORTH. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE
ACROSS THE AREA TODAY. MIN RH VALUES THIS AFTERNOON WILL BE THE
LOWEST ALONG AND SOUTH OF I-90...WHERE READINGS WILL BOTTOM OUT IN
THE UPPER 20S TO AROUND 30 PERCENT. WINDS WILL REMAIN FROM THE NORTH
ON FRIDAY WITH MUCH COOLER TEMPERATURES IN PLACE. HUMIDITY WILL ALSO
BE HIGHER ON FRIDAY WITH READINGS MAINLY IN THE 50S AND 60S THROUGH
THE DAY.

SDZ015-033>035-045-048-051-190015-
DEWEY-STANLEY-SULLY-HUGHES-JONES-LYMAN-BUFFALO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ISABEL...MISSION RIDGE...ONIDA...PIERRE...
MURDO...KENNEBEC...FORT THOMPSON
512 AM CDT THU AUG 18 2016 /412 AM MDT THU AUG 18 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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX
WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.


$$

SDZ003-009-016-036-037-190015-
CORSON-WALWORTH-POTTER-HYDE-HAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WAKPALA...MOBRIDGE...GETTYSBURG...
HIGHMORE...MILLER
512 AM CDT THU AUG 18 2016 /412 AM MDT THU AUG 18 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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX
WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.


$$

MNZ039-046-SDZ004>008-010-011-017>023-190015-
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-CAMPBELL-MCPHERSON-BROWN-MARSHALL-ROBERTS-EDMUNDS-
DAY-FAULK-SPINK-CLARK-CODINGTON-GRANT-HAMLIN-DEUEL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WHEATON...ORTONVILLE...HERREID...EUREKA...
ABERDEEN...BRITTON...SISSETON...IPSWICH...WEBSTER...FAULKTON...
REDFIELD...CLARK...WATERTOWN...MILBANK...HAYTI...CLEAR LAKE
512 AM CDT THU AUG 18 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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX
WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.


$$
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