Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
200 AM MDT TUE SEP 27 2016

.DISCUSSION...SUNNY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED TODAY. HIGHS WILL BE
IN THE THE UPPER 70S TO MID 80S WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY 20
TO 30 PERCENT. NORTHWEST WINDS OF 10 TO 20 MPH ARE EXPECTED.

SDZ001-012-027-041-280015-
HARDING-BUTTE-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-FALL RIVER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...BELLE FOURCHE...EDGEMONT...
HOT SPRINGS...ARDMORE...OELRICHS
200 AM MDT TUE SEP 27 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 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.


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SDZ002-013-014-025-026-031-032-043-044-046-047-072-073-280015-
PERKINS-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-
RAPID CITY-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-JACKSON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-
TODD-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEMMON...BISON...FAITH...DUPREE...
SPEARFISH...RAPID CITY...WALL...PHILIP...KADOKA...MARTIN...
WHITE RIVER...MISSION...STURGIS...UNION CENTER
200 AM MDT TUE SEP 27 2016 /300 AM CDT TUE SEP 27 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 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.


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SDZ030-042-049-074-280015-
CUSTER CO PLAINS-OGLALA LAKOTA-TRIPP-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FOLSOM...PINE RIDGE...OGLALA...KYLE...
WINNER...HERMOSA
200 AM MDT TUE SEP 27 2016 /300 AM CDT TUE SEP 27 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 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.


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