Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
339 AM MDT SUN SEP 21 2014

.DISCUSSION...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL RANGE FROM THE
LOW TO HIGH CATEGORIES TODAY. SUNNY SKIES ARE EXPECTED AS HIGH
PRESSURE COVERS THE REGION. HIGHS WILL BE IN THE 70S...WITH THE
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY FALLING TO AROUND 20 TO 30 PERCENT.
WINDS WILL BE LIGHT AND VARIABLE.

ON MONDAY...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX IS EXPECTED TO BE IN
THE LOW TO HIGH CATEGORIES. GUSTY SOUTHERLY WINDS ARE EXPECTED BY
AFTERNOON...WITH SUSTAINED WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH HIGHER
GUSTS. THERE IS A CHANCE FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...MAINLY
MONDAY EVENING AND MOSTLY SOUTH OF INTERSTATE 90.

SDZ012-027-041-220000-
BUTTE-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-FALL RIVER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BELLE FOURCHE...EDGEMONT...
HOT SPRINGS...ARDMORE...OELRICHS
339 AM MDT SUN SEP 21 2014

...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 MONDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.


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SDZ001-002-013-014-025-026-030>032-042-043-046-072>074-220000-
HARDING-PERKINS-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-CUSTER CO PLAINS-
PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-SHANNON-JACKSON-MELLETTE-
STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...LEMMON...BISON...FAITH...
DUPREE...SPEARFISH...RAPID CITY...FOLSOM...WALL...PHILIP...
PINE RIDGE...KYLE...KADOKA...WHITE RIVER...STURGIS...
UNION CENTER...HERMOSA
339 AM MDT SUN SEP 21 2014 /439 AM CDT SUN SEP 21 2014/

...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 MONDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.


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SDZ044-047-049-220000-
BENNETT-TODD-TRIPP-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARTIN...MISSION...WINNER
339 AM MDT SUN SEP 21 2014 /439 AM CDT SUN SEP 21 2014/

...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 MONDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.


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