Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
528 AM CDT SAT JUL 23 2016

.DISCUSSION...

A FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL MOVE EAST ACROSS THE AREA TODAY WITH MUCH
DRIER AIR MOVING INTO CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA DURING THE AFTERNOON
HOURS. RH VALUES WILL DROP TO BETWEEN 20 AND 25 PERCENT JUST WEST OF
THE MISSOURI RIVER. NORTHWEST WINDS BEHIND THE FRONT WILL BE RATHER
BREEZY AND GUSTY AT TIMES THROUGH THE AFTERNOON. THIS WILL BRING AN
INCREASED FIRE DANGER. FURTHER EAST...MUCH MORE HUMID AIR WILL STICK
AROUND UNTIL LATER THIS EVENING WHEN THE FRONT EVENTUALLY MOVES INTO
MINNESOTA. ON SUNDAY...DRIER AIR WILL BE HAD ACROSS ALL THE REGION
WITH MIN RH VALUES IN THE 20S OVER CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA TO THE 40S
OVER NORTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA AND WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA. WINDS WILL
REMAIN FROM THE NORTHWEST ON SUNDAY.

SDZ003-015-033-045-048-240030-
CORSON-DEWEY-STANLEY-JONES-LYMAN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WAKPALA...ISABEL...MISSION RIDGE...MURDO...
KENNEBEC
528 AM CDT SAT JUL 23 2016 /428 AM MDT SAT JUL 23 2016/

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


$$

SDZ004-009-016-034>036-051-240030-
CAMPBELL-WALWORTH-POTTER-SULLY-HUGHES-HYDE-BUFFALO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HERREID...MOBRIDGE...GETTYSBURG...ONIDA...
PIERRE...HIGHMORE...FORT THOMPSON
528 AM CDT SAT JUL 23 2016

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

THE OUTLOOK FOR SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX
WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.


$$

SDZ005-010-017-018-037-240030-
MCPHERSON-EDMUNDS-FAULK-SPINK-HAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...EUREKA...IPSWICH...FAULKTON...REDFIELD...
MILLER
528 AM CDT SAT JUL 23 2016

...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 SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX
WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.


$$

MNZ039-046-SDZ006>008-011-019>023-240030-
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-BROWN-MARSHALL-ROBERTS-DAY-CLARK-CODINGTON-GRANT-
HAMLIN-DEUEL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WHEATON...ORTONVILLE...ABERDEEN...
BRITTON...SISSETON...WEBSTER...CLARK...WATERTOWN...MILBANK...HAYTI...
CLEAR LAKE
528 AM CDT SAT JUL 23 2016

...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 SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX
WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.


$$
TMT



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