Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RFDUNR

RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
403 AM MST MON FEB 20 2017

.DISCUSSION...ISOLATED EARLY MORNING SHOWERS WILL GIVE WAY TO
MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES BY THIS AFTERNOON. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE
IN THE LOW TO MID 60S. WINDS WILL BE WEST TO NORTHWEST AT 15 TO
25 MPH WITH SOME HIGHER GUSTS. RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL DROP TO 20
TO 30 PERCENT IN THE AFTERNOON. ON TUESDAY...THE GRASSLAND FIRE
DANGER IS EXPECTED TO BE VERY HIGH TO EXTREME ACROSS SOME OF
THESE SAME AREAS OF SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA.

SDZ026-030-031-072>074-210130-
RAPID CITY-CUSTER CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-
STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF RAPID CITY, FOLSOM, WALL, STURGIS,
UNION CENTER, AND HERMOSA
403 AM MST MON FEB 20 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 VERY HIGH TO EXTREME CATEGORY.


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SDZ025-027-032-041-043-046-047-049-210130-
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-HAAKON-FALL RIVER-JACKSON-
MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SPEARFISH, EDGEMONT, HOT SPRINGS, PHILIP,
ARDMORE, OELRICHS, KADOKA, WHITE RIVER, MISSION, AND WINNER
403 AM MST MON FEB 20 2017 /503 AM CST MON FEB 20 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 TUESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY TO VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


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