472  
FNUS63 KABR 190944  
RFDABR  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD  
444 AM CDT SAT AUG 19 2017  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
WARMER AND DRIER AIR WILL MOVE INTO THE REGION TODAY ALONG WITH  
INCREASING SOUTHERLY WINDS. THIS WILL BE FELT ESPECIALLY ACROSS  
WESTERN AND CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA, WHERE RELATIVE HUMIDITY IS  
FORECAST TO FALL BELOW 25 PERCENT. A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE INTO NORTH  
CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA LATE THIS AFTERNOON, SWITCHING WINDS TO A  
NORTHWEST DIRECTION, AND THEY WILL BECOME BREEZY.  
 
WINDS ON SUNDAY WILL GENERALLY BE FROM THE NORTHEAST BEHIND THE  
PASSING COLD FRONT. AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL RANGE FROM THE  
30S ACROSS CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA TO THE 40S AND 50S FURTHER EAST.  
 
SDZ003-015-033-035-045-048-192345-  
CORSON-DEWEY-STANLEY-HUGHES-JONES-LYMAN-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF MCINTOSH, ISABEL, MISSION RIDGE, PIERRE,  
MURDO, AND KENNEBEC  
444 AM CDT SAT AUG 19 2017 /344 AM MDT SAT AUG 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 SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
SDZ004-009-016-034-036-037-051-192345-  
CAMPBELL-WALWORTH-POTTER-SULLY-HYDE-HAND-BUFFALO-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF HERREID, MOBRIDGE, GETTYSBURG, ONIDA,  
HIGHMORE, MILLER, AND FORT THOMPSON  
444 AM CDT SAT AUG 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 SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
MNZ039-046-SDZ005>008-010-011-017>023-192345-  
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-MCPHERSON-BROWN-MARSHALL-ROBERTS-EDMUNDS-DAY-  
FAULK-SPINK-CLARK-CODINGTON-GRANT-HAMLIN-DEUEL-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF WHEATON, ORTONVILLE, EUREKA, ABERDEEN,  
BRITTON, SISSETON, IPSWICH, WEBSTER, FAULKTON, REDFIELD, CLARK,  
WATERTOWN, MILBANK, HAYTI, AND CLEAR LAKE  
444 AM CDT SAT AUG 19 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 SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.  
 

 
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