Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Aberdeen, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
419 AM CDT MON APR 20 2015

.DISCUSSION...
CONDITIONS ARE FAVORABLE TODAY FOR EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH...WITH
RATHER DRY AIR IN PLACE RESULTING IN LOWEST RELATIVE HUMIDITY
VALUES LESS THAN 20 PERCENT TODAY...WHILE STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS
ARE OCCURRING. A RED FLAG WARNING IS IN EFFECT INTO THIS EVENING.
SIMILAR CONDITIONS ARE POSSIBLE ON TUESDAY.

SDZ003>007-009>011-015>020-022-023-033>037-045-048-051-202315-
CORSON-CAMPBELL-MCPHERSON-BROWN-MARSHALL-WALWORTH-EDMUNDS-DAY-
DEWEY-POTTER-FAULK-SPINK-CLARK-CODINGTON-HAMLIN-DEUEL-STANLEY-
SULLY-HUGHES-HYDE-HAND-JONES-LYMAN-BUFFALO-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MCLAUGHLIN...HERREID...EUREKA...
ABERDEEN...BRITTON...MOBRIDGE...IPSWICH...WEBSTER...TIMBER LAKE...
GETTYSBURG...FAULKTON...REDFIELD...CLARK...WATERTOWN...
CASTLEWOOD...CLEAR LAKE...FORT PIERRE...ONIDA...PIERRE...
HIGHMORE...MILLER...MURDO...PRESHO...FORT THOMPSON
419 AM CDT MON APR 20 2015 /319 AM MDT MON APR 20 2015/

...EXTREME FIRE DANGER...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE EXTREME CATEGORY
THIS AFTERNOON. EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A VERY LOW
MOISTURE CONTENT OF GRASSES...AND OTHER DRY ORGANIC MATERIAL
ON THE GROUND...INDICATE THAT CRITICAL BURNING CONDITIONS EXIST.
A FIRE WILL START EASILY AND HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BECOME LARGE
AND SPREAD QUICKLY BECOMING ERRATIC WITH EXTREME BEHAVIORAL
CHARACTERISTICS. NO OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD TAKE PLACE.

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


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MNZ039-046-SDZ008-021-202315-
TRAVERSE-BIG STONE-ROBERTS-GRANT-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WHEATON...ORTONVILLE...SISSETON...
MILBANK
419 AM CDT MON APR 20 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 TUESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


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