Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast


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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Aberdeen SD
257 AM CST Mon Dec 18 2017
.DISCUSSION...
Temperatures will be about 20 degrees above normal this year, with 
breezy west to southwest winds developing. With relative humidity 
values falling below 40 percent west of the Missouri Valley, the 
grassland fire danger index will reach the high category this 
afternoon over much of western South Dakota. A cold front will sink 
across the area from the north this evening, with dry and slightly 
cooler high pressure settling in for Tuesday. Expect a rapid cool 
down behind a system moving through the area late Wednesday and 
Thursday, with fire weather concerns diminishing significantly.
SDZ003>005-009-010-015>017-033>037-045-048-182300-
Corson-Campbell-McPherson-Walworth-Edmunds-Dewey-Potter-Faulk-
Stanley-Sully-Hughes-Hyde-Hand-Jones-Lyman-
Including the cities of McIntosh, Herreid, Eureka, Mobridge, 
Ipswich, Isabel, Gettysburg, Faulkton, Mission Ridge, Onida, Pierre, 
Highmore, Miller, Murdo, and Kennebec
257 AM CST Mon Dec 18 2017 /157 AM MST Mon Dec 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 Tuesday afternoon...The grassland fire danger index
will reach the low to moderate category. 
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MNZ039-046-SDZ006>008-011-018>023-051-182300-
Traverse-Big Stone-Brown-Marshall-Roberts-Day-Spink-Clark-Codington-
Grant-Hamlin-Deuel-Buffalo-
Including the cities of Wheaton, Ortonville, Aberdeen, Britton, 
Sisseton, Webster, Redfield, Clark, Watertown, Milbank, Hayti, 
Clear Lake, and Fort Thompson
257 AM CST Mon Dec 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 Tuesday afternoon...The grassland fire danger index
will reach the low to moderate category. 
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KF