Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Aberdeen SD
410 AM CST Sun Dec 10 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Well above normal temperatures will spread across the region today,
especially over western and central South Dakota. A dry air mass
will also be in place, with relative humidity dropping into the 20s
and 30s across central South Dakota. The lowest values will be
across south central South Dakota where readings will be in the
lower 20s. Breezy west to northwest winds will also develop this
afternoon, pushing the fire danger to high or very high across fire
weather zone 267. Further north across north central South Dakota
still exists a snow pack, so fire danger will be suppressed a bit.

For Monday, cooler temperatures will move in behind a cold front,
with much higher humidity as well. Although, winds will be quite
gusty from the northwest, especially over central South Dakota.

SDZ045-110015-
Jones-
Including the city of Murdo
410 AM CST Sun Dec 10 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.


$$

SDZ033-048-110015-
Stanley-Lyman-
Including the cities of Mission Ridge and Kennebec
410 AM CST Sun Dec 10 2017 /310 AM MST Sun Dec 10 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.


$$

SDZ003-015-034-035-110015-
Corson-Dewey-Sully-Hughes-
Including the cities of McIntosh, Isabel, Onida, and Pierre
410 AM CST Sun Dec 10 2017 /310 AM MST Sun Dec 10 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 moderate category.


$$

MNZ039-046-SDZ004>011-016>023-036-037-051-110015-
Traverse-Big Stone-Campbell-McPherson-Brown-Marshall-Roberts-
Walworth-Edmunds-Day-Potter-Faulk-Spink-Clark-Codington-Grant-Hamlin-
Deuel-Hyde-Hand-Buffalo-
Including the cities of Wheaton, Ortonville, Herreid, Eureka,
Aberdeen, Britton, Sisseton, Mobridge, Ipswich, Webster, Gettysburg,
Faulkton, Redfield, Clark, Watertown, Milbank, Hayti, Clear Lake,
Highmore, Miller, and Fort Thompson
410 AM CST Sun Dec 10 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 Monday afternoon...The grassland fire danger index
will reach the low category.


$$
TMT



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