224  
FNUS63 KABR 140934  
RFDABR  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD  
334 AM CST THU DEC 14 2017  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
LIGHT FREEZING DRIZZLE WILL REMAIN POSSIBLE EARLY THIS MORNING OVER  
EASTERN SOUTH DAKOTA. LIGHT SNOW PUSHING IN FROM THE WEST WILL  
ACCUMULATE TO AROUND AN INCH OR LESS, WITH THE BEST CHANCE OF SNOW  
OVER SOUTH CENTRAL PORTIONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA. SNOW MAY BRIEFLY CHANGE  
OVER TO RAIN ALONG AND WEST OF THE MISSOURI RIVER THIS AFTERNOON, AS  
TEMPERATURES RISE INTO THE UPPER 30S ON BREEZY NORTHWEST WINDS.  
RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES SHOULD REMAIN ABOVE 50 PERCENT ACROSS THE  
ENTIRE AREA TODAY. DRIER AIR WILL MOVE IN FOR FRIDAY, WITH RELATIVE  
HUMIDITY VALUES FALLING BETWEEN 30 AND 40 PERCENT WEST OF THE  
MISSOURI RIVER, WHERE TEMPERATURES RISE INTO THE UPPER 40S TO LOW  
50S.  
 
SDZ033-045-142345-  
STANLEY-JONES-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF MISSION RIDGE AND MURDO  
334 AM CST THU DEC 14 2017 /234 AM MST THU DEC 14 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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
SDZ003-006-010-015-018-034-035-048-142345-  
CORSON-BROWN-EDMUNDS-DEWEY-SPINK-SULLY-HUGHES-LYMAN-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF MCINTOSH, ABERDEEN, IPSWICH, ISABEL,  
REDFIELD, ONIDA, PIERRE, AND KENNEBEC  
334 AM CST THU DEC 14 2017 /234 AM MST THU DEC 14 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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE LOW TO MODERATE CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
MNZ039-046-SDZ004-005-007>009-011-016-017-019>023-036-037-051-142345-  
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-CAMPBELL-MCPHERSON-MARSHALL-ROBERTS-WALWORTH-DAY-  
POTTER-FAULK-CLARK-CODINGTON-GRANT-HAMLIN-DEUEL-HYDE-HAND-BUFFALO-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF WHEATON, ORTONVILLE, HERREID, EUREKA,  
BRITTON, SISSETON, MOBRIDGE, WEBSTER, GETTYSBURG, FAULKTON, CLARK,  
WATERTOWN, MILBANK, HAYTI, CLEAR LAKE, HIGHMORE, MILLER,  
AND FORT THOMPSON  
334 AM CST THU DEC 14 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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
KF  
 
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