Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Aberdeen SD
423 AM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017

.DISCUSSION...

With a surface ridge axis centered over the area today, winds will
be in different directions, with eastern areas seeing breezy
northwest winds while central South Dakota sees increasing southerly
winds. Min RH will range from the 20s and 30s across central South
Dakota to the 50s across northeast South Dakota and west central
Minnesota. Scattered showers and storms will move into central South
Dakota late this afternoon into the early evening. A few storms may
contain gusty winds.

On Friday, winds will gradually turn from the southwest to northwest
and become breezy. Min RH will range from the 20s and 30s again
across central South Dakota to the 50s over northeast South Dakota
and west central Minnesota.

SDZ003-015-033-045-172330-
Corson-Dewey-Stanley-Jones-
Including the cities of McIntosh, Isabel, Mission Ridge, and Murdo
423 AM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017 /323 AM MDT Thu Aug 17 2017/

...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 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 high category.


$$

SDZ004-009-016-034>036-048-051-172330-
Campbell-Walworth-Potter-Sully-Hughes-Hyde-Lyman-Buffalo-
Including the cities of Herreid, Mobridge, Gettysburg, Onida,
Pierre, Highmore, Kennebec, and Fort Thompson
423 AM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017

...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 moderate category.


$$

MNZ039-046-SDZ005>008-010-011-017>023-037-172330-
Traverse-Big Stone-McPherson-Brown-Marshall-Roberts-Edmunds-Day-
Faulk-Spink-Clark-Codington-Grant-Hamlin-Deuel-Hand-
Including the cities of Wheaton, Ortonville, Eureka, Aberdeen,
Britton, Sisseton, Ipswich, Webster, Faulkton, Redfield, Clark,
Watertown, Milbank, Hayti, Clear Lake, and Miller
423 AM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017

...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 to moderate category.


$$
TMT



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