Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Aberdeen SD
354 AM CDT Mon Oct 23 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Northwest winds will become windy this morning, and continue through
the afternoon hours, before diminishing around sunset. Peak gusts of
40 to 50 mph are expected. A Wind Advisory has been posted for the
entire forecast area. Grassland fire danger index will rise into the
high and very high categories this afternoon as the strong winds
combine with relative humidity values of 25 to 40 percent. The
strongest winds and lowest humidity values are expected along and
west of the Missouri River.

While winds should diminish this evening, they will still remain
breezy, with gusts of 30 to 35 mph continuing through Tuesday
afternoon. The strongest winds tonight through Tuesday are expected
over the Sisseton Hills and east. Minimum relative humidity values
Tuesday will range from around 25 percent across central South
Dakota to 40 percent east.

SDZ003-015-016-033>037-045-048-051-232300-
Corson-Dewey-Potter-Stanley-Sully-Hughes-Hyde-Hand-Jones-Lyman-
Buffalo-
Including the cities of McIntosh, Isabel, Gettysburg, Mission Ridge,
Onida, Pierre, Highmore, Miller, Murdo, Kennebec, and Fort Thompson
354 AM CDT Mon Oct 23 2017 /254 AM MDT Mon Oct 23 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 Tuesday afternoon...The grassland fire danger index
will reach the moderate to high category.


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SDZ004>006-009-010-017>019-022-232300-
Campbell-McPherson-Brown-Walworth-Edmunds-Faulk-Spink-Clark-Hamlin-
Including the cities of Herreid, Eureka, Aberdeen, Mobridge,
Ipswich, Faulkton, Redfield, Clark, and Hayti
354 AM CDT Mon Oct 23 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 Tuesday afternoon...The grassland fire danger index
will reach the moderate category.


$$

MNZ039-046-SDZ007-008-011-020-021-023-232300-
Traverse-Big Stone-Marshall-Roberts-Day-Codington-Grant-Deuel-
Including the cities of Wheaton, Ortonville, Britton, Sisseton,
Webster, Watertown, Milbank, and Clear Lake
354 AM CDT Mon Oct 23 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 Tuesday afternoon...The grassland fire danger index
will reach the moderate category.


$$


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