Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Aberdeen SD
356 AM CDT Wed Sep 20 2017

.DISCUSSION...

A cooler, and very dry airmass will work into the area
today. This will be while an area high pressure skirts across
Nebraska and eastern South Dakota. Afternoon relative humidity will
fall into the 20 to 30 percent range, with south central South
Dakota relative humidity values in the teens. This dry air will be
accompanied by west winds of 10 to 20 mph. The strongest winds will
be behind the exiting area of high pressure, with some gusts in the
20 mph range across central South Dakota early this afternoon.

SDZ003-015-033-045-202300-
Corson-Dewey-Stanley-Jones-
Including the cities of McIntosh, Isabel, Mission Ridge, and Murdo
356 AM CDT Wed Sep 20 2017 /256 AM MDT Wed Sep 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 Thursday afternoon...The grassland fire danger index
will reach the moderate to high category.


$$

SDZ004-009-016-034-035-048-202300-
Campbell-Walworth-Potter-Sully-Hughes-Lyman-
Including the cities of Herreid, Mobridge, Gettysburg, Onida,
Pierre, and Kennebec
356 AM CDT Wed Sep 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 Thursday afternoon...The grassland fire danger index
will reach the low to high category.


$$

SDZ005-010-017-036-051-202300-
McPherson-Edmunds-Faulk-Hyde-Buffalo-
Including the cities of Eureka, Ipswich, Faulkton, Highmore,
and Fort Thompson
356 AM CDT Wed Sep 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 Thursday afternoon...The grassland fire danger index
will reach the low to moderate category.


$$

MNZ039-046-SDZ006>008-011-018>023-037-202300-
Traverse-Big Stone-Brown-Marshall-Roberts-Day-Spink-Clark-Codington-
Grant-Hamlin-Deuel-Hand-
Including the cities of Wheaton, Ortonville, Aberdeen, Britton,
Sisseton, Webster, Redfield, Clark, Watertown, Milbank, Hayti,
Clear Lake, and Miller
356 AM CDT Wed Sep 20 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 Thursday afternoon...The grassland fire danger index
will reach the low to moderate category.


$$

KF


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