Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
322 AM MDT THU SEP 3 2015

.DISCUSSION...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL BE IN THE HIGH
TO MODERATE CATEGORY TODAY. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM
AROUND 90 TO AROUND 100. THE MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL FALL
TO 10 TO 20 PERCENT OVER MUCH OF THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON.
SOUTHERLY WINDS OF 10 TO 15 MPH ARE EXPECTED TODAY. THERE IS ALSO
A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR THUNDERSTORMS THIS AFTERNOON...MAINLY OVER
SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA.

SDZ002-013-014-031-032-040000-
PERKINS-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-
HAAKON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEMMON...BISON...FAITH...DUPREE...
WALL...PHILIP
322 AM MDT THU SEP 3 2015

...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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.


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SDZ001-012-026-027-030-041>044-046-047-049-072>074-040000-
HARDING-BUTTE-RAPID CITY-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-CUSTER CO PLAINS-
FALL RIVER-SHANNON-JACKSON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-
STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...BELLE FOURCHE...RAPID CITY...
EDGEMONT...HOT SPRINGS...FOLSOM...ARDMORE...OELRICHS...
PINE RIDGE...KYLE...KADOKA...MARTIN...WHITE RIVER...MISSION...
WINNER...STURGIS...UNION CENTER...HERMOSA
322 AM MDT THU SEP 3 2015 /422 AM CDT THU SEP 3 2015/

...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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.


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SDZ025-040000-
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...SPEARFISH
322 AM MDT THU SEP 3 2015

...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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.


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