Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Aberdeen SD
251 AM CDT Sun Jul 16 2017

.DISCUSSION...

High pressure will drift away from the area today, which will cause
winds to shift around to the south/southeast and increase in
intensity.  Strongest winds will be across western and central South
Dakota with gusts on the order 20 to 30mph. Afternoon humidity will
also fall into the teens and 20 percent range west of the James
valley, resulting in very high fire danger.

A front will move into the Dakotas for Monday. Winds ahead of this
feature will be gusty out of the south to southwest, before shifting
to the northwest as it passes slowly across the forecast area. Hot
temperatures with low afternoon humidity can be expected ahead of
the front before storms develop.

SDZ003>005-009-010-015>017-033>037-045-048-051-162200-
Corson-Campbell-McPherson-Walworth-Edmunds-Dewey-Potter-Faulk-
Stanley-Sully-Hughes-Hyde-Hand-Jones-Lyman-Buffalo-
Including the cities of McIntosh, Herreid, Eureka, Mobridge,
Ipswich, Isabel, Gettysburg, Faulkton, Mission Ridge, Onida, Pierre,
Highmore, Miller, Murdo, Kennebec, and Fort Thompson
251 AM CDT Sun Jul 16 2017 /151 AM MDT Sun Jul 16 2017/

...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 Monday afternoon...The grassland fire danger index
will reach the high category.


$$

SDZ006-007-011-018-019-162200-
Brown-Marshall-Day-Spink-Clark-
Including the cities of Aberdeen, Britton, Webster, Redfield,
and Clark
251 AM CDT Sun Jul 16 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 Monday afternoon...The grassland fire danger index
will reach the high category.


$$

MNZ039-046-SDZ008-020>023-162200-
Traverse-Big Stone-Roberts-Codington-Grant-Hamlin-Deuel-
Including the cities of Wheaton, Ortonville, Sisseton, Watertown,
Milbank, Hayti, and Clear Lake
251 AM CDT Sun Jul 16 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 Monday afternoon...The grassland fire danger index
will reach the low to moderate category.


$$

Connelly



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