Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
322 AM CDT WED AUG 31 2016

.DISCUSSION...

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA THIS
MORNING WILL TAPER OFF AS HIGH PRESSURE DROPS SOUTH OUT OF CANADA.
WITH A RIDGE ALOFT...ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES WILL CONTINUE
THROUGH FRIDAY. WINDY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED FOR LOCATIONS ALONG
AND WEST OF THE MISSOURI RIVER ON THURSDAY. SUSTAINED WINDS OF 20
MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE. THE WINDS ALONG WITH A DRY AIRMASS WILL CREATE
FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS THURSDAY AFTERNOON.

SDZ003-015-312230-
CORSON-DEWEY-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WAKPALA...ISABEL
222 AM MDT WED AUG 31 2016

...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 MODERATE TO 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 VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


$$

SDZ004-009-016-033>036-045-048-312230-
CAMPBELL-WALWORTH-POTTER-STANLEY-SULLY-HUGHES-HYDE-JONES-LYMAN-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HERREID...MOBRIDGE...GETTYSBURG...
MISSION RIDGE...ONIDA...PIERRE...HIGHMORE...MURDO...KENNEBEC
322 AM CDT WED AUG 31 2016 /222 AM MDT WED AUG 31 2016/

...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 HIGH CATEGORY.


$$

MNZ039-046-SDZ005>008-010-011-017>023-037-051-312230-
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-MCPHERSON-BROWN-MARSHALL-ROBERTS-EDMUNDS-DAY-
FAULK-SPINK-CLARK-CODINGTON-GRANT-HAMLIN-DEUEL-HAND-BUFFALO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WHEATON...ORTONVILLE...EUREKA...ABERDEEN...
BRITTON...SISSETON...IPSWICH...WEBSTER...FAULKTON...REDFIELD...
CLARK...WATERTOWN...MILBANK...HAYTI...CLEAR LAKE...MILLER...
FORT THOMPSON
322 AM CDT WED AUG 31 2016

...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 CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.


$$
SD



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