Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
218 AM MDT WED MAR 29 2017

.DISCUSSION...CLOUDS AND SOME FOG WILL END THIS MORNING WITH
PARTLY CLOUDY SKIES THIS AFTERNOON. LEFTOVER LIGHT RAIN OVER
SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA WILL END. HIGHS WILL BE IN THE MID 50S
TO LOWER 60S WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES FROM 35 TO 45
PERCENT. VARIABLE WINDS FROM 5 TO 15 MPH ARE EXPECTED.

SDZ001-300015-
HARDING-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF BUFFALO
218 AM MDT WED MAR 29 2017

...HIGH FIRE DANGER...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY THIS
AFTERNOON. UNFAVORABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A LOW MOISTURE
CONTENT OF GRASSES, AND OTHER DRY ORGANIC MATERIAL ON THE GROUND,
INDICATE THAT THERE IS A MODERATE TO HIGH POTENTIAL FOR A FIRE
OCCURRENCE. OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD BE RESTRICTED TO EARLY MORNING
OR EVENING HOURS WHEN WIND SPEEDS ARE USUALLY LOWER AND THE
RELATIVE HUMIDITY IS HIGHER.

THE OUTLOOK FOR THURSDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY.


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SDZ002-012>014-025-027-030>032-041>044-046-047-049-072>074-300015-
PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-CUSTER CO PLAINS-
PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-FALL RIVER-OGLALA LAKOTA-JACKSON-
BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF LEMMON, BISON, BELLE FOURCHE, FAITH,
DUPREE, SPEARFISH, EDGEMONT, HOT SPRINGS, FOLSOM, WALL, PHILIP,
ARDMORE, OELRICHS, PINE RIDGE, OGLALA, KYLE, KADOKA, MARTIN,
WHITE RIVER, MISSION, WINNER, STURGIS, UNION CENTER, AND HERMOSA
218 AM MDT WED MAR 29 2017 /318 AM CDT WED MAR 29 2017/

...MODERATE FIRE DANGER...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY
THIS AFTERNOON. MARGINAL WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A LOWERING
MOISTURE CONTENT OF GRASSES, AND OTHER DRY ORGANIC MATERIAL ON
THE GROUND, INDICATE THAT THERE IS SOME POTENTIAL FOR A FIRE
OCCURRENCE. DO NOT LEAVE OUTDOOR FIRES UNATTENDED UNDER THESE
CONDITIONS.

THE OUTLOOK FOR THURSDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.


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SDZ026-300015-
RAPID CITY-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF RAPID CITY
218 AM MDT WED MAR 29 2017

...LOW FIRE DANGER...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY THIS
AFTERNOON. FAVORABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A HIGH MOISTURE
CONTENT OF GRASSES, AND OTHER DRY ORGANIC MATERIAL ON THE GROUND,
INDICATE THAT THE PROBABILITY OF A FIRE OCCURRENCE IS LOW.
OUTDOOR BURNING UNDER THESE CONDITIONS CAN USUALLY BE PERFORMED
WITH REASONABLE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.

THE OUTLOOK FOR THURSDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY.


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