416  
FNUS63 KABR 121315  
RFDABR  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD  
815 AM CDT MON APR 12 2021  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
GUSTY NORTHWESTERLY WINDS ARE EXPECTED ONCE AGAIN TODAY, ESPECIALLY  
FOR LOCATIONS WEST OF THE JAMES RIVER VALLEY. SUSTAINED WINDS OF 25  
TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OF 40 TO 45 MPH WILL BE POSSIBLE. THE WINDS  
WILL CAUSE ELEVATED FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS FOR COUNTIES OVER SOUTH  
CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA, WHERE LIGHT PRECIPITATION IS NOT EXPECTED.  
LIGHT PRECIPITATION WILL CONTINUE OVER NORTHEASTERN SOUTH DAKOTA  
TODAY INTO TUESDAY.  
 
SDZ033-035-045-048-130315-  
STANLEY-HUGHES-JONES-LYMAN-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF FORT PIERRE, PIERRE, MURDO, AND KENNEBEC  
815 AM CDT MON APR 12 2021 /715 AM MDT MON APR 12 2021/  
   
..VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER
 
 
THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH  
CATEGORY THIS AFTERNOON. VERY POOR WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A  
VERY LOW MOISTURE CONTENT OF GRASSES AND OTHER DRY  
ORGANIC MATERIAL ON THE GROUND INDICATE THAT DANGEROUS  
BURNING CONDITIONS EXIST. FIRES WILL SPREAD RAPIDLY AND  
SHOW ERRATIC BEHAVIOR. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.  
 
THE OUTLOOK FOR TUESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
SDZ003-015-016-034-036-037-051-130315-  
CORSON-DEWEY-POTTER-SULLY-HYDE-HAND-BUFFALO-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF MCINTOSH, ISABEL, GETTYSBURG, ONIDA,  
HIGHMORE, MILLER, AND FORT THOMPSON  
815 AM CDT MON APR 12 2021 /715 AM MDT MON APR 12 2021/  
   
..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 TUESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE HIGH TO VERY HIGH CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
MNZ039-046-SDZ004>011-017>023-130315-  
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-CAMPBELL-MCPHERSON-BROWN-MARSHALL-ROBERTS-  
WALWORTH-EDMUNDS-DAY-FAULK-SPINK-CLARK-CODINGTON-GRANT-HAMLIN-DEUEL-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF WHEATON, ORTONVILLE, HERREID, EUREKA,  
ABERDEEN, BRITTON, SISSETON, MOBRIDGE, IPSWICH, WEBSTER, FAULKTON,  
REDFIELD, CLARK, WATERTOWN, MILBANK, HAYTI, AND CLEAR LAKE  
815 AM CDT MON APR 12 2021  
   
..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 TUESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE MODERATE TO HIGH CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
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