Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Aberdeen SD
334 AM CST Thu Dec 14 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Light freezing drizzle will remain possible early this morning over
eastern South Dakota. Light snow pushing in from the west will
accumulate to around an inch or less, with the best chance of snow
over south central portions of South Dakota. Snow may briefly change
over to rain along and west of the Missouri River this afternoon, as
temperatures rise into the upper 30s on breezy northwest winds.
Relative humidity values should remain above 50 percent across the
entire area today. Drier air will move in for Friday, with relative
humidity values falling between 30 and 40 percent west of the
Missouri River, where temperatures rise into the upper 40s to low
50s.

SDZ033-045-142345-
Stanley-Jones-
Including the cities of Mission Ridge and Murdo
334 AM CST Thu Dec 14 2017 /234 AM MST Thu Dec 14 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 Friday afternoon...The grassland fire danger index
will reach the moderate category.


$$

SDZ003-006-010-015-018-034-035-048-142345-
Corson-Brown-Edmunds-Dewey-Spink-Sully-Hughes-Lyman-
Including the cities of McIntosh, Aberdeen, Ipswich, Isabel,
Redfield, Onida, Pierre, and Kennebec
334 AM CST Thu Dec 14 2017 /234 AM MST Thu Dec 14 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 Friday afternoon...The grassland fire danger index
will reach the low to moderate category.


$$

MNZ039-046-SDZ004-005-007>009-011-016-017-019>023-036-037-051-142345-
Traverse-Big Stone-Campbell-McPherson-Marshall-Roberts-Walworth-Day-
Potter-Faulk-Clark-Codington-Grant-Hamlin-Deuel-Hyde-Hand-Buffalo-
Including the cities of Wheaton, Ortonville, Herreid, Eureka,
Britton, Sisseton, Mobridge, Webster, Gettysburg, Faulkton, Clark,
Watertown, Milbank, Hayti, Clear Lake, Highmore, Miller,
and Fort Thompson
334 AM CST Thu Dec 14 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 Friday afternoon...The grassland fire danger index
will reach the low category.


$$

KF


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