Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
National Weather Service RAPID CITY SD
145 AM MDT Sat Aug 19 2017

.DISCUSSION...Today will be hot and dry, with highs in the 90s and
minimum relative humdity values 15 to 20 percent. A cold front
will move into northwestern SD and create some breezy
northwesterly winds, but they are expected to remain below
headline criteria. Lighter winds are expected for much of the
area.

Sunday will be cooler, and minimum relative humidity values will
be 30 to 40 percent.


SDZ001-200015-
Harding-
Including the city of Buffalo
145 AM MDT Sat Aug 19 2017

...Extreme Fire Danger...

The grassland fire danger index will reach the extreme category
this afternoon. Extreme weather conditions or a very low moisture
content of grasses, and other dry organic material on the ground,
indicate that critical burning conditions exist. A fire will
start easily and has the potential to become large and spread
quickly becoming erratic with extreme behavioral characteristics.
No outdoor burning should take place.

The outlook for Sunday afternoon, The grassland fire danger index
will reach the high category.


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SDZ002-012-025-072-200015-
Perkins-Butte-Northern Foot Hills-Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills-
Including the cities of Lemmon, Bison, Belle Fourche, Spearfish,
and Sturgis
145 AM MDT Sat Aug 19 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 Sunday afternoon, The grassland fire danger index
will reach the high category.


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SDZ013-014-026-027-030>032-041>044-046-047-073-074-200015-
Northern Meade Co Plains-Ziebach-Rapid City-Southern Foot Hills-
Custer Co Plains-Pennington Co Plains-Haakon-Fall River-
Oglala Lakota-Jackson-Bennett-Mellette-Todd-
Southern Meade Co Plains-Hermosa Foot Hills-
Including the cities of Faith, Dupree, Rapid City, Edgemont,
Hot Springs, Folsom, Wall, Philip, Ardmore, Oelrichs, Pine Ridge,
Oglala, Kyle, Kadoka, Martin, White River, Mission, Union Center,
and Hermosa
145 AM MDT Sat Aug 19 2017 /245 AM CDT Sat Aug 19 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 Sunday afternoon, The grassland fire danger index
will reach the moderate category to high category.


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SDZ049-200015-
Tripp-
Including the city of Winner
245 AM CDT Sat Aug 19 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 Sunday afternoon, The grassland fire danger index
will reach the moderate category.


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