Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
158 AM MST Fri Nov 24 2017

.DISCUSSION...The Grassland Fire Danger Index will be in the Very
High category over most of the area today due to gusty northwest
winds.

On Saturday, the Grassland Fire Danger Index is expected to range
from the Low to High Categories.

SDZ001-002-012>014-026-030>032-043-044-046-047-049-072-073-242230-
Harding-Perkins-Butte-Northern Meade Co Plains-Ziebach-Rapid City-
Custer Co Plains-Pennington Co Plains-Haakon-Jackson-Bennett-
Mellette-Todd-Tripp-Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills-
Southern Meade Co Plains-
Including the cities of Buffalo, Lemmon, Bison, Belle Fourche,
Faith, Dupree, Rapid City, Folsom, Wall, Philip, Kadoka, Martin,
White River, Mission, Winner, Sturgis, and Union Center
158 AM MST Fri Nov 24 2017 /258 AM CST Fri Nov 24 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 Saturday afternoon, The grassland fire danger
index will reach the low category to high category.


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SDZ025-027-041-042-074-242230-
Northern Foot Hills-Southern Foot Hills-Fall River-Oglala Lakota-
Hermosa Foot Hills-
Including the cities of Spearfish, Edgemont, Hot Springs,
Ardmore, Oelrichs, Pine Ridge, Oglala, Kyle, and Hermosa
158 AM MST Fri Nov 24 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 Saturday afternoon, The grassland fire danger
index will reach the low category to moderate category.


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