237  
FNUS63 KABR 200913  
RFDABR  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD  
413 AM CDT SUN SEP 20 2020  
   
DISCUSSION
 
 
A FRONTAL BOUNDARY WILL SLIDE ACROSS THE AREA THIS MORNING AND  
AFTERNOON. AS A RESULT, ISOLATED SHOWERS WITH PERHAPS A THUNDERSTORM  
OR TWO MIXED IN WILL BE POSSIBLE. ADDITIONALLY, BREEZY WINDS WILL  
CONTINUE OUT OF THE SOUTH/SOUTHEAST UNTIL THE BOUNDARY'S PASSAGE, AT  
WHICH TIME A SHIFT TO SOUTHWEST/WESTERLY WINDS WILL TAKE PLACE.  
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL RANGE FROM 40 TO 50 PERCENT  
EAST OF THE JAMES VALLEY TO 25 TO 40 PERCENT WEST OF IT.  
 
SDZ003-004-009-015-033-045-048-202315-  
CORSON-CAMPBELL-WALWORTH-DEWEY-STANLEY-JONES-LYMAN-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF MCINTOSH, HERREID, MOBRIDGE, ISABEL,  
FORT PIERRE, MURDO, AND KENNEBEC  
413 AM CDT SUN SEP 20 2020 /313 AM MDT SUN SEP 20 2020/  
   
..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 MONDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE LOW TO MODERATE CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
SDZ005-010-016-017-034>037-051-202315-  
MCPHERSON-EDMUNDS-POTTER-FAULK-SULLY-HUGHES-HYDE-HAND-BUFFALO-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF EUREKA, IPSWICH, GETTYSBURG, FAULKTON,  
ONIDA, PIERRE, HIGHMORE, MILLER, AND FORT THOMPSON  
413 AM CDT SUN SEP 20 2020  
   
..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 MONDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
MNZ039-046-SDZ006>008-011-018>023-202315-  
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-BROWN-MARSHALL-ROBERTS-DAY-SPINK-CLARK-CODINGTON-  
GRANT-HAMLIN-DEUEL-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF WHEATON, ORTONVILLE, ABERDEEN, BRITTON,  
SISSETON, WEBSTER, REDFIELD, CLARK, WATERTOWN, MILBANK, HAYTI,  
AND CLEAR LAKE  
413 AM CDT SUN SEP 20 2020  
   
..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 MONDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
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