Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
440 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014

.DISCUSSION...
A FRONT WILL CONTINUE TO SLOWLY MOVE EAST ACROSS THE REST OF
SOUTH DAKOTA THIS MORNING. BEHIND THE FRONT WINDS WILL SWITCH TO
THE NORTHWEST AND ONCE DAYTIME HEATING COMMENCES THEY WILL BEGIN
TO INCREASE SUBSTANTIALLY. MEANWHILE RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL DROP
BELOW 25 PERCENT FOR MOST AREAS FROM THE JAMES VALLEY WEST TO THE
MISSOURI RIVER THIS AFTERNOON. THE WIND AND VERY LOW RELATIVE
HUMIDITY WILL COMBINE WITH DRY FUELS TO PRODUCE EXTREME FIRE
DANGER OVER THAT AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING.

SDZ003>006-009-010-015>018-033>037-045-048-051-242330-
CORSON-CAMPBELL-MCPHERSON-BROWN-WALWORTH-EDMUNDS-DEWEY-POTTER-
FAULK-SPINK-STANLEY-SULLY-HUGHES-HYDE-HAND-JONES-LYMAN-BUFFALO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MCLAUGHLIN...HERREID...EUREKA...
ABERDEEN...MOBRIDGE...IPSWICH...TIMBER LAKE...GETTYSBURG...
FAULKTON...REDFIELD...FORT PIERRE...ONIDA...PIERRE...HIGHMORE...
MILLER...MURDO...PRESHO...FORT THOMPSON
440 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014 /340 AM MDT THU APR 24 2014/

...EXTREME FIRE DANGER...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE EXTREME CATEGORY
THIS AFTERNOON. EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A VERY LOW
MOISTURE CONTENT OF GRASSES...AND OTHER DRY ORGANIC MATERIAL
ON THE GROUND...INDICATE THAT CRITICAL BURNING CONDITIONS EXIST.
A FIRE WILL START EASILY AND HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BECOME LARGE
AND SPREAD QUICKLY BECOMING ERRATIC WITH EXTREME BEHAVIORAL
CHARACTERISTICS. NO OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD TAKE PLACE.

THE OUTLOOK FOR FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.


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SDZ007-011-019-020-022-242330-
MARSHALL-DAY-CLARK-CODINGTON-HAMLIN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BRITTON...WEBSTER...CLARK...WATERTOWN...
CASTLEWOOD
440 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014

...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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.


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MNZ039-046-SDZ008-021-023-242330-
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-ROBERTS-GRANT-DEUEL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WHEATON...ORTONVILLE...SISSETON...
MILBANK...CLEAR LAKE
440 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014

...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
USUALLY LOWER AND THE RELATIVE HUMIDITY IS HIGHER.

THE OUTLOOK FOR FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.


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