Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Aberdeen SD
402 AM CDT Fri Oct 20 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Very warm and breezy conditions are expected this afternoon, with
highs in the upper 70s to mid 80s. Expect south winds over 20 mph
east of the Missouri River. Stronger gusts of 30 to near 40 mph will
be possible. The lowest relative humidity, in the upper teens to
around 30 percent will again be west of the Missouri River. Expect
overnight relative humidity recovery west of the Missouri River to be
50 to 70 percent. The dry weather will briefly come to an end
Saturday, as temperatures drop back into the 60s. However, breezy
conditions will remain. Sunday should be dry and mild, with breezy
southwest winds in the afternoon.

SDZ003-202315-
Corson-
Including the city of McIntosh
302 AM MDT Fri Oct 20 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 very high category.


$$

MNZ039-SDZ004>006-009>011-015>019-033>037-045-048-051-202315-
Traverse-Campbell-McPherson-Brown-Walworth-Edmunds-Day-Dewey-Potter-
Faulk-Spink-Clark-Stanley-Sully-Hughes-Hyde-Hand-Jones-Lyman-Buffalo-
Including the cities of Wheaton, Herreid, Eureka, Aberdeen,
Mobridge, Ipswich, Webster, Isabel, Gettysburg, Faulkton, Redfield,
Clark, Mission Ridge, Onida, Pierre, Highmore, Miller, Murdo,
Kennebec, and Fort Thompson
402 AM CDT Fri Oct 20 2017 /302 AM MDT Fri Oct 20 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 low to high category.


$$

MNZ046-SDZ007-008-020>023-202315-
Big Stone-Marshall-Roberts-Codington-Grant-Hamlin-Deuel-
Including the cities of Ortonville, Britton, Sisseton, Watertown,
Milbank, Hayti, and Clear Lake
402 AM CDT Fri Oct 20 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 low to moderate category.


$$

KF



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