South Dakota Fire Weather Zone 255

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LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE EAST ACROSS THE REGION ON WEDNESDAY. GUSTY SOUTH WINDS AHEAD OF THE SYSTEM TONIGHT WILL BECOME WEST TO NORTHWEST AND INCREASE FURTHER DURING THE DAY WEDNESDAY. THIS SYSTEM WILL ALSO BRING FAIRLY WIDESPREAD PRECIPITATION CHANCES TO AREAS NORTH OF I-90 ON WEDNESDAY...MAINLY RAIN BUT SOME LIGHT SNOW ACCUMULATIONS ARE POSSIBLE NEAR THE HIGHWAY 14 CORRIDOR. A LOWER CHANCE OF LIGHT RAIN WILL BE SEEN FARTHER SOUTH. MOST AREAS WILL MORNING TO EARLY AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURES...WITH READINGS STEADY OR FALLING DURING THE MID TO LATE AFTERNOON HOURS. COOLER TEMPERATURES WILL AGAIN MOVE INTO THE REGION BEHIND THE SYSTEM FOR THURSDAY...ACCOMPANIED BY LIGHTER WINDS AND HIGHER HUMIDITIES. A WARMING TREND IS STILL ON TRACK FOR FRIDAY THROUGH THE WEEKEND AND INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK. GENERALLY DRY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THURSDAY THROUGH NEXT TUESDAY...WITH THE EXCEPTION LATE FRIDAY NIGHT THROUGH SATURDAY NIGHT WHEN A CHANCE OF RAIN WILL AFFECT MOST AREAS. GUSTY SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH WINDS WILL LIKELY ACCOMPANY THE WARMING FRIDAY AND SATURDAY...BUT AT THIS TIME LIGHTER AND SOMEWHAT MORE VARIABLE WINDS ARE ANTICIPATED SUNDAY AND MONDAY. LOWER BRULE AND LAKE ANDES VICINITY- 403 PM CDT TUE APR 15 2014 .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS AFTER 0100. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 20 PERCENT. MIN TEMPERATURE.....37-42. MAX HUMIDITY........65-70 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTH WINDS 14 TO 19 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 29 MPH...BECOMING SOUTHWEST 10 TO 15 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. PRECIPITATION.......ISOLATED TRACE TO 0.05 INCH AMOUNTS. .WEDNESDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. CHANCE OF RAIN. CHANCE OF RAIN 50 PERCENT. MAX TEMPERATURE.....40-45. MIN HUMIDITY........52-57 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHWEST WINDS 19 TO 24 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH. HAINES INDEX........3 OR VERY LOW. HOURS OF SUN........1 HOURS. PRECIPITATION.......SCATTERED TRACE TO 0.05 INCH AMOUNTS. MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 2900 FT AGL (AVE 12-6 PM). TRANSPORT WINDS.....NORTH AROUND 26 MPH (AVE 12-6 PM). SMOKE DISPERSAL.....AROUND 67000 OR EXCELLENT (AVE 12-6 PM). MAX GFDI INDEX......LOW TO MODERATE. REF EVAPO TRANSP....0.12 TO 0.20 INCHES (20 INCH PLANT CANOPY). .WEDNESDAY NIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. MIN TEMPERATURE.....21-26. MAX HUMIDITY........85-90 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTH WINDS 17 TO 22 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 32 MPH DECREASING TO 7 TO 12 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. PRECIPITATION.......NONE. .THURSDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....44-49. MIN HUMIDITY........43-48 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......EAST WINDS 6 TO 11 MPH. HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW. HOURS OF SUN........5 HOURS. PRECIPITATION.......NONE. MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 3200 FT AGL (AVE 12-6 PM). TRANSPORT WINDS.....EAST AROUND 7 MPH (AVE 12-6 PM). SMOKE DISPERSAL.....AROUND 21000 OR FAIR (AVE 12-6 PM). MAX GFDI INDEX......MODERATE. REF EVAPO TRANSP....0.10 TO 0.12 INCHES (20 INCH PLANT CANOPY). .FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7... .THURSDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 30 TO 35. SOUTHEAST WINDS 8 TO 13 MPH. .FRIDAY...NOT AS COOL. PARTLY SUNNY. HIGHS 60 TO 65. SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. .FRIDAY NIGHT...NOT AS COOL. MOSTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN. LOWS 40 TO 45. SOUTHEAST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 29 MPH. CHANCE OF RAIN 20 PERCENT. .SATURDAY...PARTLY SUNNY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. HIGHS 60 TO 65. SOUTHWEST WINDS 13 TO 18 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 28 MPH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 20 PERCENT. .SATURDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 40 TO 45. NORTHWEST WINDS 8 TO 13 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 21 MPH. .SUNDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS 65 TO 70. NORTHEAST WINDS 6 TO 11 MPH. .SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 40 TO 45. SOUTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 10 MPH. .MONDAY...MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS 70 TO 75. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. .MONDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 45 TO 50. SOUTH WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. .TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS 70 TO 75. SOUTHEAST WINDS 13 TO 18 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 28 MPH.
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