High to Very High Rangeland Fire Danger Index Wednesday

Bismarck Weather Story

DISCUSSION...SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 10 TO 20
MPH TODAY AS DRY HIGH PRESSURE MOVES EAST FROM SOUTH DAKOTA TO
MINNESOTA. DEWPOINTS IN THE 30S AND PERHAPS DROPPING INTO THE
UPPER 20S...WITH AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE LOW TO MID
80S...WILL RESULT IN MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES IN THE TEENS
ACROSS WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA.

THE RANGELAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL BE IN THE HIGH TO VERY HIGH
CATEGORY ACROSS MUCH OF WESTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL NORTH DAKOTA.

RFD GROUP 1...DIVIDE...WILLIAMS...
RFD INDEX=VERY HIGH.
RFD VALUE=77.


RFD GROUP 2...BURKE...FT BERTHOLD EAST RIVER...MOUNTRAIL...
RENVILLE...WARD...
RFD INDEX=VERY HIGH.
RFD VALUE=74.


RFD GROUP 3...BOTTINEAU...MCHENRY...PIERCE...ROLETTE...
RFD INDEX=HIGH.
RFD VALUE=56.


RFD GROUP 4...BILLINGS...GOLDEN VALLEY...MCKENZIE...
RFD INDEX=VERY HIGH.
RFD VALUE=87.


RFD GROUP 5...DUNN...FT BERTHOLD WEST RIVER...STARK...
RFD INDEX=VERY HIGH.
RFD VALUE=76.


RFD GROUP 6...MERCER...MORTON...OLIVER...
RFD INDEX=HIGH.
RFD VALUE=59.


RFD GROUP 7...MCLEAN...SHERIDAN...
RFD INDEX=HIGH.
RFD VALUE=53.


RFD GROUP 8...FOSTER...KIDDER...STUTSMAN...WELLS...
RFD INDEX=MEDIUM.
RFD VALUE=38.


RFD GROUP 9...BOWMAN...SLOPE...
RFD INDEX=VERY HIGH.
RFD VALUE=84.


RFD GROUP 10...ADAMS...HETTINGER...
RFD INDEX=HIGH.
RFD VALUE=56.


RFD GROUP 11...GRANT...SIOUX...
RFD INDEX=MEDIUM.
RFD VALUE=50.


RFD GROUP 12...BURLEIGH...EMMONS...
RFD INDEX=MEDIUM.
RFD VALUE=42.


RFD GROUP 13...DICKEY...LAMOURE...LOGAN...MCINTOSH...
RFD INDEX=LOW.
RFD VALUE=12.


RFD GROUP 14...BENSON...CAVALIER...EDDY...NELSON...RAMSEY...
TOWNER...
RFD INDEX=MEDIUM.
RFD VALUE=31.


RFD GROUP 15...GRAND FORKS...PEMBINA...WALSH...
RFD INDEX=LOW.
RFD VALUE=26.


RFD GROUP 16...BARNES...CASS...GRIGGS...STEELE...TRAILL...
RFD INDEX=LOW.
RFD VALUE=18.


RFD GROUP 17...RANSOM...RICHLAND...SARGENT...
RFD INDEX=LOW.
RFD VALUE=10.


OUTLOOK FOR TOMORROW...THE RANGELAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL BE IN
THE HIGH CATEGORY IN THE FAR WEST...AND IN THE LOW TO MEDIUM
CATEGORY ELSEWHERE. INCREASING LOW LEVEL MOISTURE WILL KEEP THE
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES IN THE CENTRAL AND EAST AT 30 TO 45
PERCENT. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES IN THE WEST WILL RANGE FROM
15 TO 25 PERCENT BUT WITH LIGHTER WINDS.

CONTACT LOCAL FIRE OFFICIALS...THE STATE FIRE MARSHALL
OR THE NORTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY SERVICES FOR
INFORMATION ON RESTRICTIONS OR PROHIBITIONS. VISIT THE DES WEBSITE
WWW.ND.GOV/DES/INFO/FIREDANGER.HTML

RFD NUMBERS: 0-30 IS LOW...31-50 IS MEDIUM...51-70 IS HIGH
71-94 IS VERY HIGH AND 95-100 IS EXTREME.



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