Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
350 AM CDT SUN APR 19 2015

.DISCUSSION...
THE AREA RECEIVED SOME MUCH NEEDED RAINFALL SATURDAY AND SATURDAY
NIGHT. BUT...WITH WIND SPEEDS EXPECTED TO PICK UP TO AROUND 25 TO
35 MPH TODAY FROM THE NORTHWEST...THE THINKING HERE IS THAT FINE
FUELS WILL BE ABLE TO DRY OUT RATHER QUICKLY ON WINDS THIS STRONG.
RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES ARE EXPECTED TO FALL TO BETWEEN 30 AND 40
PERCENT TODAY. TOMORROW LOOKS LIKE A MORE SIGNIFICANT FIRE WEATHER
DAY WITH RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES EXPECTED TO FALL TO 20 PERCENT
OR LESS ACROSS A LARGE PORTION OF THE FORECAST AREA...WHILE WINDY
NORTHWEST WINDS CONTINUE.

MNZ039-046-SDZ003>011-015>023-033>037-045-048-051-192330-
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-CORSON-CAMPBELL-MCPHERSON-BROWN-MARSHALL-
ROBERTS-WALWORTH-EDMUNDS-DAY-DEWEY-POTTER-FAULK-SPINK-CLARK-
CODINGTON-GRANT-HAMLIN-DEUEL-STANLEY-SULLY-HUGHES-HYDE-HAND-JONES-
LYMAN-BUFFALO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WHEATON...ORTONVILLE...MCLAUGHLIN...
HERREID...EUREKA...ABERDEEN...BRITTON...SISSETON...MOBRIDGE...
IPSWICH...WEBSTER...TIMBER LAKE...GETTYSBURG...FAULKTON...
REDFIELD...CLARK...WATERTOWN...MILBANK...CASTLEWOOD...
CLEAR LAKE...FORT PIERRE...ONIDA...PIERRE...HIGHMORE...MILLER...
MURDO...PRESHO...FORT THOMPSON
350 AM CDT SUN APR 19 2015 /250 AM MDT SUN APR 19 2015/

...VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH
CATEGORY THIS AFTERNOON. VERY POOR WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A
VERY LOW MOISTURE CONTENT OF GRASSES...AND OTHER DRY
ORGANIC MATERIAL ON THE GROUND...INDICATE THAT DANGEROUS
BURNING CONDITIONS EXIST. FIRES WILL SPREAD RAPIDLY AND
SHOW ERRATIC BEHAVIOR. OUTDOOR BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.

THE OUTLOOK FOR MONDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY TO EXTREME CATEGORY.


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