Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
451 AM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.DISCUSSION...
WHILE MOST OF THE REGION WILL BE UNDER CLOUD COVER AND LIGHT
SNOWFALL...SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA SHOULD BREAK OUT OF CLOUD
COVER AND DRY OUT THIS AFTERNOON. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY
VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO RANGE FROM THE UPPER 30S TO LOW 40S
HOWEVER.

SATURDAY WILL BE MORE OF A FIRE WEATHER CONCERN. A DRY SOUTHERLY
FLOW WILL RETURN...DROPPING MINIMUM RELATIVELY HUMIDITY VALUES
ACROSS WESTERN AND CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA INTO THE 20S AND 30S.
WINDS WILL BE IN THE 15 TO 25 MPH RANGE. VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER IS
EXPECTED FOR MUCH OF THE REGION SATURDAY.

SDZ045-048-051-272330-
JONES-LYMAN-BUFFALO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MURDO...PRESHO...FORT THOMPSON
451 AM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015

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

THE OUTLOOK FOR SATURDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


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SDZ003>011-015>023-033>037-272330-
CORSON-CAMPBELL-MCPHERSON-BROWN-MARSHALL-ROBERTS-WALWORTH-EDMUNDS-
DAY-DEWEY-POTTER-FAULK-SPINK-CLARK-CODINGTON-GRANT-HAMLIN-DEUEL-
STANLEY-SULLY-HUGHES-HYDE-HAND-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MCLAUGHLIN...HERREID...EUREKA...
ABERDEEN...BRITTON...SISSETON...MOBRIDGE...IPSWICH...WEBSTER...
TIMBER LAKE...GETTYSBURG...FAULKTON...REDFIELD...CLARK...
WATERTOWN...MILBANK...CASTLEWOOD...CLEAR LAKE...FORT PIERRE...
ONIDA...PIERRE...HIGHMORE...MILLER
451 AM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015 /351 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015/

...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 CATEGORY TO VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


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MNZ039-046-272330-
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WHEATON...ORTONVILLE
451 AM CDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...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 HIGH CATEGORY.


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