Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

Home | Current Version | Previous Version | Text Only | Print | Product List | Glossary On
Versions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16
975
FNUS63 KUNR 130943
RFDUNR

Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
243 AM MST Wed Dec 13 2017

.DISCUSSION...Very strong northwest winds today will create high
to very high fire danger across western South Dakota. Minimum
relative humidity will range from around 30 percent to around 50
percent. Chances for snow increase tonight into Thursday...and
minimum relative humidity will increase to 50 to 60 percent.
However, another day of strong winds will keep most areas in the
high to very high categories again.

SDZ001-002-012>014-026-030>032-041>044-046-047-049-072>074-140115-
Harding-Perkins-Butte-Northern Meade Co Plains-Ziebach-Rapid City-
Custer Co Plains-Pennington Co Plains-Haakon-Fall River-
Oglala Lakota-Jackson-Bennett-Mellette-Todd-Tripp-
Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills-Southern Meade Co Plains-
Hermosa Foot Hills-
Including the cities of Buffalo, Lemmon, Bison, Belle Fourche,
Faith, Dupree, Rapid City, Folsom, Wall, Philip, Ardmore,
Oelrichs, Pine Ridge, Oglala, Kyle, Kadoka, Martin, White River,
Mission, Winner, Sturgis, Union Center, and Hermosa
243 AM MST Wed Dec 13 2017 /343 AM CST Wed Dec 13 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 Thursday afternoon, The grassland fire danger
index will reach the moderate category to very high category.


$$

SDZ025-027-140115-
Northern Foot Hills-Southern Foot Hills-
Including the cities of Spearfish, Edgemont, and Hot Springs
243 AM MST Wed Dec 13 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 Thursday afternoon, The grassland fire danger
index will reach the moderate category to high category.


$$



USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal to all federal, state and local government web resources and services.