Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
339 AM CDT MON AUG 22 2016

.DISCUSSION...

HOT AND DRY AIR WILL MOVE INTO CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA THIS
AFTERNOON...WITH HIGHS IN THE UPPER 90S TO AROUND 100 DEGREES. MIN
RH VALUES WILL FALL TO AROUND 20 OR 25 PERCENT...WITH THE LOWEST
READINGS EXPECTED INTO FIRE WEATHER ZONE 267 OVER SOUTH CENTRAL
SOUTH DAKOTA. THE FIRE DANGER WILL BE HIGH TO VERY HIGH ACROSS
CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA TODAY. FURTHER EAST...MIN RH VALUES WILL DROP
INTO THE 30S AND 40S. ON TUESDAY...A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE EAST
ACROSS THE AREA...WITH A WIND SWITCH FROM SOUTH TO NORTHWEST. DRY
AIR AND GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL BE HAD OVER CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA
ONCE AGAIN...WITH MIN RH VALUES APPROACHING 20 PERCENT WEST OF THE
MISSOURI RIVER.

SDZ033-045-222245-
STANLEY-JONES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MISSION RIDGE...MURDO
339 AM CDT MON AUG 22 2016 /239 AM MDT MON AUG 22 2016/

...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 TUESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX
WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY TO VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


$$

SDZ003-015-016-034>036-048-051-222245-
CORSON-DEWEY-POTTER-SULLY-HUGHES-HYDE-LYMAN-BUFFALO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WAKPALA...ISABEL...GETTYSBURG...ONIDA...
PIERRE...HIGHMORE...KENNEBEC...FORT THOMPSON
339 AM CDT MON AUG 22 2016 /239 AM MDT MON AUG 22 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 TUESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX
WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY TO VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


$$

SDZ004-009-017-037-222245-
CAMPBELL-WALWORTH-FAULK-HAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HERREID...MOBRIDGE...FAULKTON...MILLER
339 AM CDT MON AUG 22 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 TUESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX
WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.


$$

MNZ039-046-SDZ005>008-010-011-018>023-222245-
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
339 AM CDT MON AUG 22 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 TUESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX
WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.


$$
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