Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
513 AM MDT WED AUG 24 2016

.DISCUSSION...MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL BE 30 TO 40
PERCENT TODAY...AND BREEZY NORTHWESTERLY WINDS ARE EXPECTED AGAIN
ACROSS NORTHWESTERN SD. THE REST OF THE WEEK WILL BE COOLER, WITH
INCREASING CHANCES FOR PRECIPITATION.

SDZ001-012-013-250015-
HARDING-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...BELLE FOURCHE...FAITH
513 AM MDT WED AUG 24 2016

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


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SDZ002-014-025-027-041-072-073-250015-
PERKINS-ZIEBACH-NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-
FALL RIVER-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEMMON...BISON...DUPREE...SPEARFISH...
EDGEMONT...HOT SPRINGS...ARDMORE...OELRICHS...STURGIS...
UNION CENTER
513 AM MDT WED AUG 24 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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.


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SDZ026-030>032-042-043-046-074-250015-
RAPID CITY-CUSTER CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-
OGLALA LAKOTA-JACKSON-MELLETTE-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...RAPID CITY...FOLSOM...WALL...PHILIP...
PINE RIDGE...OGLALA...KYLE...KADOKA...WHITE RIVER...HERMOSA
513 AM MDT WED AUG 24 2016 /613 AM CDT WED AUG 24 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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.


$$

SDZ044-047-049-250015-
BENNETT-TODD-TRIPP-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARTIN...MISSION...WINNER
513 AM MDT WED AUG 24 2016 /613 AM CDT WED AUG 24 2016/

...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 LOW CATEGORY.


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