051  
FNUS63 KABR 240954  
RFDABR  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD  
354 AM CST SUN DEC 24 2017  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
OVER THE NEXT 7 TO 10 DAYS, THE POTENTIAL WILL EXIST FOR A FEW  
ROUNDS OF SOME LIGHT SNOW TO ADD TO THE PRE-EXISTING SNOW ON THE  
GROUND OVER THE FORECAST AREA THAT RANGES FROM A TRACE TO A FEW  
INCHES OF SNOW. THINGS LOOK TO STAY PLENTY COLD, TOO, OVER THE NEXT  
WEEK.  
 
SDZ003-004-009-010-015>017-034-250000-  
CORSON-CAMPBELL-WALWORTH-EDMUNDS-DEWEY-POTTER-FAULK-SULLY-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF MCINTOSH, HERREID, MOBRIDGE, IPSWICH,  
ISABEL, GETTYSBURG, FAULKTON, AND ONIDA  
354 AM CST SUN DEC 24 2017 /254 AM MST SUN DEC 24 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 CHRISTMAS DAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER  
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW TO MODERATE CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
MNZ046-SDZ005>008-011-018>023-033-035>037-250000-  
BIG STONE-MCPHERSON-BROWN-MARSHALL-ROBERTS-DAY-SPINK-CLARK-CODINGTON-  
GRANT-HAMLIN-DEUEL-STANLEY-HUGHES-HYDE-HAND-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ORTONVILLE, EUREKA, ABERDEEN, BRITTON,  
SISSETON, WEBSTER, REDFIELD, CLARK, WATERTOWN, MILBANK, HAYTI,  
CLEAR LAKE, MISSION RIDGE, PIERRE, HIGHMORE, AND MILLER  
354 AM CST SUN DEC 24 2017 /254 AM MST SUN DEC 24 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 CHRISTMAS DAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER  
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW TO MODERATE CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
MNZ039-SDZ045-048-051-250000-  
TRAVERSE-JONES-LYMAN-BUFFALO-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF WHEATON, MURDO, KENNEBEC, AND FORT THOMPSON  
354 AM CST SUN DEC 24 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 CHRISTMAS DAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER  
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW TO MODERATE CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
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