Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
403 AM CDT TUE AUG 23 2016

.DISCUSSION...

A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE EAST ACROSS THE REGION TODAY AND SWITCH SOUTH
WINDS TO A NORTHWEST DIRECTION. DRY AIR WILL ALSO MOVE IN BEHIND
THIS FRONT WITH MIN RH VALUES DROPPING TO AROUND 20 PERCENT OR BELOW
ALONG AND WEST OF THE MISSOURI RIVER. WIND GUSTS WILL ALSO EXCEED 25
MPH DURING THE AFTERNOON HOURS WHICH WILL LEAD TO VERY HIGH FIRE
DANGER. FURTHER EAST WINDS WILL REMAIN GUSTY FROM THE SOUTH OR
SOUTHWEST THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY BUT RH VALUES WILL REMAIN IN THE
40S TO AROUND 50 PERCENT.

ON WEDNESDAY...WINDS WILL REMAIN BREEZY FROM THE NORTHWEST WITH RH
VALUES DROPPING INTO THE 30S FOR MOST AREAS DURING THE MID TO LATE
AFTERNOON HOURS.

SDZ003-015-033-045-232315-
CORSON-DEWEY-STANLEY-JONES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WAKPALA...ISABEL...MISSION RIDGE...MURDO
403 AM CDT TUE AUG 23 2016 /303 AM MDT TUE AUG 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 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.


$$

SDZ004-009-016-034>036-048-232315-
CAMPBELL-WALWORTH-POTTER-SULLY-HUGHES-HYDE-LYMAN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HERREID...MOBRIDGE...GETTYSBURG...ONIDA...
PIERRE...HIGHMORE...KENNEBEC
403 AM CDT TUE AUG 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 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.


$$

SDZ005-010-017-037-051-232315-
MCPHERSON-EDMUNDS-FAULK-HAND-BUFFALO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...EUREKA...IPSWICH...FAULKTON...MILLER...
FORT THOMPSON
403 AM CDT TUE AUG 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 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.


$$

MNZ039-046-SDZ006>008-011-018>023-232315-
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-BROWN-MARSHALL-ROBERTS-DAY-SPINK-CLARK-CODINGTON-
GRANT-HAMLIN-DEUEL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WHEATON...ORTONVILLE...ABERDEEN...
BRITTON...SISSETON...WEBSTER...REDFIELD...CLARK...WATERTOWN...
MILBANK...HAYTI...CLEAR LAKE
403 AM CDT TUE AUG 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 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.


$$
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