Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
358 AM MDT SUN AUG 30 2015

.DISCUSSION...WARMER AND DRIER WEATHER WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE
AREA TODAY. TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA PLAINS
WILL RISE INTO THE 90S TO LOWER 100S...WITH RELATIVE HUMIDITY
DROPPING TO 15 TO 25 PERCENT. SOUTH/SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE
TO 10 TO 20 MPH. A COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE REGION TONIGHT AND
BRING A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS TO THE AREA. MORE SEASONABLE
TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED MONDAY.

SDZ014-310015-
ZIEBACH-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...DUPREE
358 AM MDT SUN AUG 30 2015

...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 MONDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.


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SDZ002-013-026-030>032-041>044-046-047-073-310015-
PERKINS-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-RAPID CITY-CUSTER CO PLAINS-
PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-FALL RIVER-SHANNON-JACKSON-BENNETT-
MELLETTE-TODD-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEMMON...BISON...FAITH...RAPID CITY...
FOLSOM...WALL...PHILIP...ARDMORE...OELRICHS...PINE RIDGE...KYLE...
KADOKA...MARTIN...WHITE RIVER...MISSION...UNION CENTER
358 AM MDT SUN AUG 30 2015 /458 AM CDT SUN AUG 30 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 MONDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.


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SDZ001-012-025-027-049-072-074-310015-
HARDING-BUTTE-NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-TRIPP-
STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...BELLE FOURCHE...SPEARFISH...
EDGEMONT...HOT SPRINGS...WINNER...STURGIS...HERMOSA
358 AM MDT SUN AUG 30 2015 /458 AM CDT SUN AUG 30 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 MONDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.


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