620  
FNUS63 KABR 281004  
RFDABR  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD  
404 AM CST WED FEB 28 2024  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
DRY TODAY WITH WINDS SHIFTING WEST/SOUTHWEST BEFORE TURNING  
SOUTHERLY LATER ON THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING. MINIMUM RELATIVE  
HUMIDITY VALUES THIS AFTERNOON WILL RANGE FROM 28-35% AROUND AND  
WEST OF THE MISSOURI RIVER. EAST OF THE MISSOURI RIVER, VALUES WILL  
RANGE FROM 30 TO 45%.  
 
SDZ045-290015-  
JONES-  
INCLUDING THE CITY OF MURDO  
404 AM CST WED FEB 28 2024  
   
..HIGH FIRE DANGER
 
 
UNFAVORABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LOW MOISTURE CONTENT OF GRASSES,  
AND OTHER DRY ORGANIC MATERIAL ON THE GROUND, INDICATE THAT THERE  
IS HIGH POTENTIAL FOR A FIRE TO SPREAD. 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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
MNZ039-046-SDZ003>011-015>017-020>023-033>036-048-051-290015-  
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-CORSON-CAMPBELL-MCPHERSON-BROWN-MARSHALL-ROBERTS-  
WALWORTH-EDMUNDS-DAY-DEWEY-POTTER-FAULK-CODINGTON-GRANT-HAMLIN-DEUEL-  
STANLEY-SULLY-HUGHES-HYDE-LYMAN-BUFFALO-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF WHEATON, ORTONVILLE, MCINTOSH, HERREID,  
EUREKA, ABERDEEN, BRITTON, SISSETON, MOBRIDGE, IPSWICH, WEBSTER,  
ISABEL, GETTYSBURG, FAULKTON, WATERTOWN, MILBANK, HAYTI, CLEAR LAKE,  
FORT PIERRE, ONIDA, PIERRE, HIGHMORE, KENNEBEC, AND FORT THOMPSON  
404 AM CST WED FEB 28 2024 /304 AM MST WED FEB 28 2024/  
   
..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.  
 

 
 
SDZ018-019-037-290015-  
SPINK-CLARK-HAND-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF REDFIELD, CLARK, AND MILLER  
404 AM CST WED FEB 28 2024  
   
..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 MODERATE TO HIGH CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
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