Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Aberdeen SD
445 AM CDT Fri Aug 18 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Winds will gradually switch to the northwest and increase today as
an area of low pressure moves through. Scattered showers and storms
are expected across far northeast South Dakota into west central
Minnesota, with the rest of the area remaining dry. The lowest
humidity this afternoon will be found over central South Dakota
where readings will drop into the 20s and 30s.

On Saturday, much warmer temperatures will move into the region as
winds turn southerly. A dry air mass will also move into the area
with humidity dropping to around 20 percent west of the Missouri
River.

SDZ015-033-035-045-048-182345-
Dewey-Stanley-Hughes-Jones-Lyman-
Including the cities of Isabel, Mission Ridge, Pierre, Murdo,
and Kennebec
445 AM CDT Fri Aug 18 2017 /345 AM MDT Fri Aug 18 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 moderate category.


$$

SDZ003-009-016-034-036-037-051-182345-
Corson-Walworth-Potter-Sully-Hyde-Hand-Buffalo-
Including the cities of McIntosh, Mobridge, Gettysburg, Onida,
Highmore, Miller, and Fort Thompson
445 AM CDT Fri Aug 18 2017 /345 AM MDT Fri Aug 18 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.


$$

MNZ039-046-SDZ004>008-010-011-017>023-182345-
Traverse-Big Stone-Campbell-McPherson-Brown-Marshall-Roberts-Edmunds-
Day-Faulk-Spink-Clark-Codington-Grant-Hamlin-Deuel-
Including the cities of Wheaton, Ortonville, Herreid, Eureka,
Aberdeen, Britton, Sisseton, Ipswich, Webster, Faulkton, Redfield,
Clark, Watertown, Milbank, Hayti, and Clear Lake
445 AM CDT Fri Aug 18 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 low category.


$$
TMT



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