Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
304 AM MST SUN FEB 14 2016

.DISCUSSION...GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CONTINUE TODAY
ESPECIALLY ACROSS THE FAR WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA PLAINS. A
DISTURBANCE CROSSING THE REGION WILL BRING CHANCES FOR RAIN
SHOWERS TODAY AND THIS EVENING. HIGHS WILL BE IN THE 40S TO LOWER
50S. ANOTHER ROUND OF RAIN SHOWERS ARE EXPECTED TOMORROW AND WITH
CONTINUE WEST/NORTHWEST GUSTY WINDS. HIGHS MONDAY WILL REACH THE
MID 40S TO MID 50S.

SDZ001-012-013-025>027-030-041-072>074-150200-
HARDING-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-
RAPID CITY-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-CUSTER CO PLAINS-FALL RIVER-
STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...BELLE FOURCHE...FAITH...
SPEARFISH...RAPID CITY...EDGEMONT...HOT SPRINGS...FOLSOM...
ARDMORE...OELRICHS...STURGIS...UNION CENTER...HERMOSA
304 AM MST SUN FEB 14 2016

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


$$

SDZ002-014-031-032-042>044-046-047-049-150200-
PERKINS-ZIEBACH-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-OGLALA LAKOTA-JACKSON-
BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEMMON...BISON...DUPREE...WALL...
PHILIP...PINE RIDGE...KYLE...KADOKA...MARTIN...WHITE RIVER...
MISSION...WINNER
304 AM MST SUN FEB 14 2016 /404 AM CST SUN FEB 14 2016/

...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 WASHINGTONS BIRTHDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND
FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.


$$


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