South Dakota Fire Weather Zone 255

...VERY HIGH TO EXTREME FIRE DANGER RETURNING ON SUNDAY...
COOL WEATHER WILL CONTINUE INTO FRIDAY. A BAND OF LIGHT RAIN OR SNOW WILL MOVE FROM WEST TO EAST ACROSS THIS FORECAST AREA DURING THE DAY ON FRIDAY AND FRIDAY EVENING. HOWEVER MOST LIQUID AMOUNTS WILL LIKELY REMAIN BELOW A TENTH OF AN INCH. SO NOT A LOT OF DECENT WETTING PRECIPITATION. WARMER AND WINDIER CONDITIONS WILL THEN SETUP FOR THIS WEEKEND. A BRISK SOUTHERLY FLOW OF 20 TO 30 MPH WILL PREVAIL ON SATURDAY. BUT THE DAY OF BIG CONCERN IS SUNDAY...WHERE NORTHWEST WINDS WILL AVERAGE 25 TO 40 MPH...WITH SOME GUSTS EVEN UP TO 45 MPH IN SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA AND INTO THE IOWA GREAT LAKES REGION. MINIMUM HUMIDITY VALUES ARE PROJECTED TO FALL TO AROUND 20 PERCENT IN SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA...TO AROUND 35 PERCENT IN SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA AND THE IOWA GREAT LAKES REGION. ONE THING TO WATCH IS A QUICK MOVING SHORT WAVE MOVING ACROSS SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA SUNDAY MORNING. THIS WAVE COULD PRODUCE A BIT OF LIGHT RAIN...BUT IT MAY NOT BE ENOUGH RAIN TO ELIMINATE EXTREME FIRE DANGER ON SUNDAY AFTERNOON. THIS WILL BE FURTHER EVALUATED ON FRIDAY FOR ANY POTENTIAL FOR FIRE HEADLINES IN SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA AND THE IOWA GREAT LAKES REGION. LOWER BRULE AND LAKE ANDES VICINITY- 403 PM CDT THU MAR 26 2015 .TONIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. MIN TEMPERATURE.....22-27. MAX HUMIDITY........80-85 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......NORTHEAST WINDS 5 TO 9 MPH SHIFTING TO THE EAST 5 TO 7 MPH AFTER MIDNIGHT. PRECIPITATION.......NONE. .FRIDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF SNOW. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN AFTER 1200. CHANCE OF PRECIPITATION 20 PERCENT. MAX TEMPERATURE.....48-53. MIN HUMIDITY........45-50 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 8 TO 13 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 20 MPH. HAINES INDEX........2 OR VERY LOW. HOURS OF SUN........1 HOURS. PRECIPITATION.......ISOLATED TRACE TO 0.05 INCH AMOUNTS. MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 3400 FT AGL (AVE 12-6 PM). TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 15 MPH (AVE 12-6 PM). SMOKE DISPERSAL.....AROUND 46000 OR GOOD (AVE 12-6 PM). MAX GFDI INDEX......MODERATE. REF EVAPO TRANSP....0.10 TO 0.17 INCHES (20 INCH PLANT CANOPY). .FRIDAY NIGHT... SKY/WEATHER.........MOSTLY CLOUDY. MIN TEMPERATURE.....27-32. MAX HUMIDITY........90-95 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 7 TO 12 MPH. PRECIPITATION.......NONE. .SATURDAY... SKY/WEATHER.........PARTLY CLOUDY UNTIL 1200...THEN MOSTLY SUNNY. MAX TEMPERATURE.....61-66. MIN HUMIDITY........35-40 PERCENT. 20-FOOT WINDS.......SOUTHEAST WINDS 14 TO 19 MPH. GUSTS UP TO 30 MPH IN THE AFTERNOON. HAINES INDEX........4 OR LOW. HOURS OF SUN........9 HOURS. PRECIPITATION.......NONE. MIXING HEIGHT.......AROUND 3300 FT AGL (AVE 12-6 PM). TRANSPORT WINDS.....SOUTH AROUND 21 MPH (AVE 12-6 PM). SMOKE DISPERSAL.....AROUND 60000 OR EXCELLENT (AVE 12-6 PM). MAX GFDI INDEX......HIGH TO VERY HIGH. REF EVAPO TRANSP....0.20 TO 0.28 INCHES (20 INCH PLANT CANOPY). .FORECAST DAYS 3 THROUGH 7... .SATURDAY NIGHT...NOT AS COOL. BREEZY. PARTLY CLOUDY. SLIGHT CHANCE OF RAIN SHOWERS. LOWS 40 TO 45. SOUTHWEST WINDS 20 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 35 MPH. CHANCE OF SHOWERS 20 PERCENT. .SUNDAY...BREEZY. MOSTLY SUNNY. HIGHS 60 TO 65. NORTHWEST WINDS 23 TO 28 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 40 MPH. .SUNDAY NIGHT...MOSTLY CLEAR. LOWS 35 TO 40. WEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 32 MPH. .MONDAY...WARMER. PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS 70 TO 75. WEST WINDS 10 TO 15 MPH. .MONDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 40 TO 45. NORTHWEST WINDS 8 TO 13 MPH. .TUESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS 70 TO 75. SOUTHWEST WINDS 7 TO 12 MPH. .TUESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 45 TO 50. SOUTHWEST WINDS 11 TO 16 MPH. .WEDNESDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS 65 TO 70. NORTHWEST WINDS 15 TO 20 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 30 MPH. .WEDNESDAY NIGHT...PARTLY CLOUDY. LOWS 35 TO 40. NORTHWEST WINDS 13 TO 18 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 26 MPH. .THURSDAY...PARTLY CLOUDY. HIGHS 55 TO 60. NORTHWEST WINDS 8 TO 13 MPH WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 21 MPH.
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