Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
420 AM CST TUE FEB 21 2017

.DISCUSSION...

RECORD WARMTH, SUNNY SKIES AND DRYING FUELS WILL RESULT IN VERY HIGH
FIRE DANGER FOR SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS
WILL BE OUT OF THE WEST, WITH GUSTS OF 30 TO 40MPH. TO THE NORTH AND
EAST, WINDS WILL BE SUBSTANTIALLY WEAKER HOWEVER.

SDZ033-045-048-220030-
STANLEY-JONES-LYMAN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF MISSION RIDGE, MURDO, AND KENNEBEC
420 AM CST TUE FEB 21 2017 /320 AM MST TUE FEB 21 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 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY .


$$

SDZ003-015-034>037-051-220030-
CORSON-DEWEY-SULLY-HUGHES-HYDE-HAND-BUFFALO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF MCINTOSH, ISABEL, ONIDA, PIERRE, HIGHMORE,
MILLER, AND FORT THOMPSON
420 AM CST TUE FEB 21 2017 /320 AM MST TUE FEB 21 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 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY .


$$

MNZ039-046-SDZ004>011-016>023-220030-
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-CAMPBELL-MCPHERSON-BROWN-MARSHALL-ROBERTS-
WALWORTH-EDMUNDS-DAY-POTTER-FAULK-SPINK-CLARK-CODINGTON-GRANT-HAMLIN-
DEUEL-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF WHEATON, ORTONVILLE, HERREID, EUREKA,
ABERDEEN, BRITTON, SISSETON, MOBRIDGE, IPSWICH, WEBSTER, GETTYSBURG,
FAULKTON, REDFIELD, CLARK, WATERTOWN, MILBANK, HAYTI, AND CLEAR LAKE
420 AM CST TUE FEB 21 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 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY .


$$

CONNELLY



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