Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Aberdeen SD
348 AM CDT Mon Oct 16 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Southwest winds will develop across the area this morning. During
the afternoon, they will turn more westerly across central South
Dakota. Relative humidity will drop into the 20s and 30s across the
forecast area today, with the lowest readings west of the Missouri
River. Similar humidity can be expected on Tuesday, although north
central South Dakota may sneak down into the upper teens. Winds on
Tuesday will be from the southwest. Above normal temperatures and a
dry air mass will remain in place through the week, with winds
increasing towards the end of the week.

SDZ003-015-162300-
Corson-Dewey-
Including the cities of McIntosh and Isabel
248 AM MDT Mon Oct 16 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 Tuesday afternoon...The grassland fire danger index
will reach the moderate to high category.


$$

SDZ004-009-016-033>035-045-048-162300-
Campbell-Walworth-Potter-Stanley-Sully-Hughes-Jones-Lyman-
Including the cities of Herreid, Mobridge, Gettysburg,
Mission Ridge, Onida, Pierre, Murdo, and Kennebec
348 AM CDT Mon Oct 16 2017 /248 AM MDT Mon Oct 16 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 Tuesday afternoon...The grassland fire danger index
will reach the moderate category.


$$

MNZ039-046-SDZ005>008-010-011-017>023-036-037-051-162300-
Traverse-Big Stone-McPherson-Brown-Marshall-Roberts-Edmunds-Day-
Faulk-Spink-Clark-Codington-Grant-Hamlin-Deuel-Hyde-Hand-Buffalo-
Including the cities of Wheaton, Ortonville, Eureka, Aberdeen,
Britton, Sisseton, Ipswich, Webster, Faulkton, Redfield, Clark,
Watertown, Milbank, Hayti, Clear Lake, Highmore, Miller,
and Fort Thompson
348 AM CDT Mon Oct 16 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 Tuesday afternoon...The grassland fire danger index
will reach the low to moderate category.


$$
TMT


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