Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Aberdeen SD
436 AM CDT Fri Jul 21 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Hot and humid conditions can be expected across the region today,
along with chances for showers and thunderstorms. Although, the best
rain chances are for eastern portions of the forecast area.
Southeast winds this morning will switch to the northwest over
central South Dakota this afternoon as a frontal boundary moves into
the region. Min RH will bottom out in the 20s and 30s over central
South Dakota, with higher values further east.

On Saturday, fire danger will be elevated with critical conditions
possible across central/north central South Dakota. Much drier air
will move into the region on Saturday as breezy northwest winds
develop. Min RH is forecast to reach the upper teens to lower 20s
over central South Dakota, with breezy northwest winds.

SDZ045-212345-
Jones-
Including the city of Murdo
436 AM CDT Fri Jul 21 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 Saturday afternoon...The grassland fire danger index
will reach the high category.


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SDZ003-015-033-048-212345-
Corson-Dewey-Stanley-Lyman-
Including the cities of McIntosh, Isabel, Mission Ridge,
and Kennebec
436 AM CDT Fri Jul 21 2017 /336 AM MDT Fri Jul 21 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 Saturday afternoon...The grassland fire danger index
will reach the high to very high category.


$$

SDZ004-009-016-034>037-051-212345-
Campbell-Walworth-Potter-Sully-Hughes-Hyde-Hand-Buffalo-
Including the cities of Herreid, Mobridge, Gettysburg, Onida,
Pierre, Highmore, Miller, and Fort Thompson
436 AM CDT Fri Jul 21 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 Saturday afternoon...The grassland fire danger index
will reach the high to very high category.


$$

MNZ039-046-SDZ005>008-010-011-017>023-212345-
Traverse-Big Stone-McPherson-Brown-Marshall-Roberts-Edmunds-Day-
Faulk-Spink-Clark-Codington-Grant-Hamlin-Deuel-
Including the cities of Wheaton, Ortonville, Eureka, Aberdeen,
Britton, Sisseton, Ipswich, Webster, Faulkton, Redfield, Clark,
Watertown, Milbank, Hayti, and Clear Lake
436 AM CDT Fri Jul 21 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 Saturday afternoon...The grassland fire danger index
will reach the moderate to high category.


$$
TMT


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