Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Aberdeen SD
335 AM CDT Thu Oct 19 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Warm southerly winds will allow temperatures to rise into the 70s to
around 80 degrees today. The lowest relative humidity values of 18
to 25 percent will be west of the Missouri River. Warmer and
breezier conditions are expected Friday, with highs in the upper 70s
to mid 80s. Expect steady south winds over 20 mph east of the
Missouri River. Stronger gusts of 30 to near 40 mph will be
possible. The lowest relative humidity, of 20 to 30 percent will
again be west of the Missouri River. The dry weather will briefly
come to an end Saturday, as temperatures drop back into the 60s.

SDZ036-037-051-192245-
Hyde-Hand-Buffalo-
Including the cities of Highmore, Miller, and Fort Thompson
335 AM CDT Thu Oct 19 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 high category.


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MNZ039-046-SDZ003>011-015>023-033>035-045-048-192245-
Traverse-Big Stone-Corson-Campbell-McPherson-Brown-Marshall-Roberts-
Walworth-Edmunds-Day-Dewey-Potter-Faulk-Spink-Clark-Codington-Grant-
Hamlin-Deuel-Stanley-Sully-Hughes-Jones-Lyman-
Including the cities of Wheaton, Ortonville, McIntosh, Herreid,
Eureka, Aberdeen, Britton, Sisseton, Mobridge, Ipswich, Webster,
Isabel, Gettysburg, Faulkton, Redfield, Clark, Watertown, Milbank,
Hayti, Clear Lake, Mission Ridge, Onida, Pierre, Murdo, and Kennebec
335 AM CDT Thu Oct 19 2017 /235 AM MDT Thu Oct 19 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 moderate to high category.


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