Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
359 AM MDT SAT JUL 30 2016

.DISCUSSION...A FEW THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE THIS
AFTERNOON...MAINLY ACROSS SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH
DAKOTA. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE 80S TO AROUND 90...WITH
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 25 TO 40 PERCENT. WINDS WILL BE
SOUTHERLY AT 10 TO 20 MPH.

ON SUNDAY...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX IS EXPECTED TO BE IN
THE MODERATE TO VERY HIGH CATEGORY.

SDZ001-012>014-025>027-030>032-041>043-072>074-302300-
HARDING-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-
CUSTER CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-FALL RIVER-
OGLALA LAKOTA-JACKSON-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...BELLE FOURCHE...FAITH...
DUPREE...SPEARFISH...RAPID CITY...EDGEMONT...HOT SPRINGS...
FOLSOM...WALL...PHILIP...ARDMORE...OELRICHS...PINE RIDGE...
OGLALA...KYLE...KADOKA...STURGIS...UNION CENTER...HERMOSA
359 AM MDT SAT JUL 30 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 SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY TO VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


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SDZ002-044-046-047-049-302300-
PERKINS-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEMMON...BISON...MARTIN...WHITE RIVER...
MISSION...WINNER
359 AM MDT SAT JUL 30 2016 /459 AM CDT SAT JUL 30 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 SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.


$$



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