105  
FNUS63 KABR 170950  
RFDABR  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD  
450 AM CDT WED AUG 17 2022  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
MUCH OF THE DAY TODAY WILL BE SEASONABLE AND DRY, AS AN AREA OF HIGH  
PRESSURE DEPARTS THE REGION. AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE AND COLD  
FRONT WILL DROP SOUTHEAST AND INTO THE AREA LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND  
EVENING, BRINGING A CHANCE FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS OVER NORTH  
CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA. AS THE FRONT AND DISTURBANCE CONTINUES  
SOUTHEAST TONIGHT AND THURSDAY, IT WILL BRING SCATTERED SHOWERS AND  
THUNDERSTORMS TO MUCH OF THE AREA. NORTHWESTERLY WIND GUSTS OF UP TO  
30 MPH ARE EXPECTED OVER NORTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA ON THURSDAY  
BEHIND THE FRONT. ADDITIONAL SHOWERS AND A FEW THUNDERSTORMS ARE  
EXPECTED ON FRIDAY, AS A STRONGER UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE MOVES  
THROUGH THE REGION. TEMPERATURES WILL BE NEAR OR SLIGHTLY ABOVE  
NORMAL TODAY, THEN COOLING TO BELOW NORMAL VALUES ON FRIDAY.  
 
SDZ003-015-033-045-048-051-180000-  
CORSON-DEWEY-STANLEY-JONES-LYMAN-BUFFALO-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF MCINTOSH, ISABEL, FORT PIERRE, MURDO,  
KENNEBEC, AND FORT THOMPSON  
450 AM CDT WED AUG 17 2022 /350 AM MDT WED AUG 17 2022/  
   
..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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE MODERATE TO HIGH CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
MNZ039-046-SDZ004>011-016>023-034>037-180000-  
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-CAMPBELL-MCPHERSON-BROWN-MARSHALL-ROBERTS-  
WALWORTH-EDMUNDS-DAY-POTTER-FAULK-SPINK-CLARK-CODINGTON-GRANT-HAMLIN-  
DEUEL-SULLY-HUGHES-HYDE-HAND-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF WHEATON, ORTONVILLE, HERREID, EUREKA,  
ABERDEEN, BRITTON, SISSETON, MOBRIDGE, IPSWICH, WEBSTER, GETTYSBURG,  
FAULKTON, REDFIELD, CLARK, WATERTOWN, MILBANK, HAYTI, CLEAR LAKE,  
ONIDA, PIERRE, HIGHMORE, AND MILLER  
450 AM CDT WED AUG 17 2022  
   
..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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE LOW TO MODERATE CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
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