Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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

.DISCUSSION...

Strong winds out of the northwest will develop 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>037-045-048-232230-
Corson-Dewey-Potter-Stanley-Sully-Hughes-Hyde-Hand-Jones-Lyman-
Including the cities of McIntosh, Isabel, Gettysburg, Mission Ridge,
Onida, Pierre, Highmore, Miller, Murdo, and Kennebec
317 AM CDT Mon Oct 23 2017 /217 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.


$$

SDZ004>006-009-010-017>019-022-051-232230-
Campbell-McPherson-Brown-Walworth-Edmunds-Faulk-Spink-Clark-Hamlin-
Buffalo-
Including the cities of Herreid, Eureka, Aberdeen, Mobridge,
Ipswich, Faulkton, Redfield, Clark, Hayti, and Fort Thompson
317 AM CDT 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 low to high category.


$$

MNZ039-046-SDZ007-008-011-020-021-023-232230-
Traverse-Big Stone-Marshall-Roberts-Day-Codington-Grant-Deuel-
Including the cities of Wheaton, Ortonville, Britton, Sisseton,
Webster, Watertown, Milbank, and Clear Lake
317 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 low to moderate category.


$$

KF



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