Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Aberdeen SD
334 AM CDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.DISCUSSION...

Slightly cooler air, on breezy winds out of the northwest, will be
the theme today as a cold front exits into Minnesota by mid morning.
Above normal temperatures will remain, as relative humidity values
fall into the teens along and west of the Missouri River this
afternoon. The strongest winds, mainly along the North Dakota and
South Dakota border, will be sliding east by early afternoon, and
should not coincide with the warmest and driest part of the day.
Expect breezy southerly winds to return, especially from south
central South Dakota to western Minnesota Thursday. Slightly
stronger southerly winds are anticipated Friday afternoon over
eastern South Dakota and western Minnesota, as temperatures rise
into the upper 70s to low 80s. However, the driest conditions should
again be west of the Missouri River.

SDZ003-015-033>037-045-051-182245-
Corson-Dewey-Stanley-Sully-Hughes-Hyde-Hand-Jones-Buffalo-
Including the cities of McIntosh, Isabel, Mission Ridge, Onida,
Pierre, Highmore, Miller, Murdo, and Fort Thompson
334 AM CDT Wed Oct 18 2017 /234 AM MDT Wed Oct 18 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 high category.


$$

SDZ004>007-009>011-016>020-022-023-048-182245-
Campbell-McPherson-Brown-Marshall-Walworth-Edmunds-Day-Potter-Faulk-
Spink-Clark-Codington-Hamlin-Deuel-Lyman-
Including the cities of Herreid, Eureka, Aberdeen, Britton,
Mobridge, Ipswich, Webster, Gettysburg, Faulkton, Redfield, Clark,
Watertown, Hayti, Clear Lake, and Kennebec
334 AM CDT Wed Oct 18 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 moderate category.


$$

MNZ039-046-SDZ008-021-182245-
Traverse-Big Stone-Roberts-Grant-
Including the cities of Wheaton, Ortonville, Sisseton, and Milbank
334 AM CDT Wed Oct 18 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 category.


$$

KF


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