679  
FNUS63 KABR 170913  
RFDABR  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD  
413 AM CDT SUN OCT 17 2021  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
DRY HIGH PRESSURE REMAINS IN PLACE, WITH WARMING TEMPERATURES.  
EXPECT HIGHS MAINLY IN THE LOW 70S TODAY. RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES  
WILL FALL TO AROUND 20 TO 40 PERCENT, WITH THE LOWEST READINGS SOUTH  
OF PIERRE.  
 
BREEZY WINDS OUT OF THE SOUTH WILL RETURN MONDAY, COMBINED WITH  
RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES GENERALLY IN THE 25 TO 35 PERCENT RANGE.  
THE STRONGEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED EAST OF THE MISSOURI RIVER, WITH  
THE LOWEST RELATIVE HUMIDITY OVER SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA AND  
WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA. DRY WEATHER WILL CONTINUE THROUGH TUESDAY  
MORNING.  
 
SDZ003-006-015-018-019-022-033-034-045-051-172315-  
CORSON-BROWN-DEWEY-SPINK-CLARK-HAMLIN-STANLEY-SULLY-JONES-BUFFALO-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF MCINTOSH, ABERDEEN, ISABEL, REDFIELD, CLARK,  
HAYTI, FORT PIERRE, ONIDA, MURDO, AND FORT THOMPSON  
413 AM CDT SUN OCT 17 2021 /313 AM MDT SUN OCT 17 2021/  
   
..MODERATE FIRE DANGER
 
 
MARGINAL WEATHER CONDITIONS OR LOWERING MOISTURE CONTENT OF GRASSES,  
AND OTHER DRY ORGANIC MATERIAL ON THE GROUND, INDICATE THAT THERE IS  
SOME POTENTIAL FOR A FIRE TO SPREAD. ANY OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD BE  
CLOSELY MONITORED.  
 
THE OUTLOOK FOR MONDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE MODERATE TO HIGH CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
MNZ039-046-SDZ004-005-007>011-016-017-020-021-023-035>037-048-172315-  
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-CAMPBELL-MCPHERSON-MARSHALL-ROBERTS-WALWORTH-  
EDMUNDS-DAY-POTTER-FAULK-CODINGTON-GRANT-DEUEL-HUGHES-HYDE-HAND-  
LYMAN-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF WHEATON, ORTONVILLE, HERREID, EUREKA,  
BRITTON, SISSETON, MOBRIDGE, IPSWICH, WEBSTER, GETTYSBURG, FAULKTON,  
WATERTOWN, MILBANK, CLEAR LAKE, PIERRE, HIGHMORE, MILLER,  
AND KENNEBEC  
413 AM CDT SUN OCT 17 2021  
   
..LOW FIRE DANGER
 
 
FAVORABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A HIGH MOISTURE CONTENT OF GRASSES,  
AND OTHER DRY ORGANIC MATERIAL ON THE GROUND, INDICATE THAT THE  
PROBABILITY OF A FAST MOVING FIRE IS LOW. OUTDOOR BURNING UNDER  
THESE CONDITIONS CAN USUALLY BE PERFORMED WITH REASONABLE SAFETY  
PRECAUTIONS, BUT SHOULD BE MONITORED.  
 
THE OUTLOOK FOR MONDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE MODERATE TO HIGH CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
KF  
 
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