Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Aberdeen SD
357 AM CST Wed Nov 22 2017

.DISCUSSION...

An area of low pressure crossing the region today will bring
southerly winds to eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota.
Locations along and west of the Missouri River will see southerly
winds shifting to the west this afternoon. These winds will be
rather gusty at times.

Thursday looks warmer still, with a push of very mild air. Highs will
top out some 15 to 30 degrees above average for late November.
Expect a light breeze mainly from the Southwest.

Very windy conditions are expected for Friday with a wind shift to
the northwest. While this is expected to bring cooler air into the
region compared to the temperatures observed on Thursday, readings
will still be in the 50s.

SDZ003-015-230000-
Corson-Dewey-
Including the cities of McIntosh and Isabel
257 AM MST Wed Nov 22 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 Thanksgiving Day afternoon...The grassland fire
danger index will reach the moderate category.


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SDZ004-009-016-019-020-022-023-033>035-045-048-230000-
Campbell-Walworth-Potter-Clark-Codington-Hamlin-Deuel-Stanley-Sully-
Hughes-Jones-Lyman-
Including the cities of Herreid, Mobridge, Gettysburg, Clark,
Watertown, Hayti, Clear Lake, Mission Ridge, Onida, Pierre, Murdo,
and Kennebec
357 AM CST Wed Nov 22 2017 /257 AM MST Wed Nov 22 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 Thanksgiving Day afternoon...The grassland fire
danger index will reach the moderate category.


$$

MNZ039-046-SDZ005>008-010-011-017-018-021-036-037-051-230000-
Traverse-Big Stone-McPherson-Brown-Marshall-Roberts-Edmunds-Day-
Faulk-Spink-Grant-Hyde-Hand-Buffalo-
Including the cities of Wheaton, Ortonville, Eureka, Aberdeen,
Britton, Sisseton, Ipswich, Webster, Faulkton, Redfield, Milbank,
Highmore, Miller, and Fort Thompson
357 AM CST Wed Nov 22 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 Thanksgiving Day afternoon...The grassland fire
danger index will reach the low to moderate category.


$$


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