Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
232 AM MDT Mon Oct 23 2017

.DISCUSSION...Dry weather will return to the area today and
continue through Wednesday. Mild temperatures are expected today
and Tuesday. Winds today will be strong from the northwest. The
strongest winds will be across the northwest South Dakota plains
reaching 30 to 45 mph with gusts to 60 mph. Breezy winds are
expected Tuesday, but not nearly as strong as today.

SDZ001-002-012>014-026-030>032-042-043-073-240030-
Harding-Perkins-Butte-Northern Meade Co Plains-Ziebach-Rapid City-
Custer Co Plains-Pennington Co Plains-Haakon-Oglala Lakota-
Jackson-Southern Meade Co Plains-
Including the cities of Buffalo, Lemmon, Bison, Belle Fourche,
Faith, Dupree, Rapid City, Folsom, Wall, Philip, Pine Ridge,
Oglala, Kyle, Kadoka, and Union Center
232 AM MDT Mon Oct 23 2017

...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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SDZ025-027-041-044-046-047-049-072-074-240030-
Northern Foot Hills-Southern Foot Hills-Fall River-Bennett-
Mellette-Todd-Tripp-Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills-
Hermosa Foot Hills-
Including the cities of Spearfish, Edgemont, Hot Springs,
Ardmore, Oelrichs, Martin, White River, Mission, Winner, Sturgis,
and Hermosa
232 AM MDT Mon Oct 23 2017 /332 AM CDT Mon Oct 23 2017/

...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 moderate category to high category.


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