Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
226 AM MDT SUN MAR 26 2017

.DISCUSSION...MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES ARE EXPECTED TODAY WITH HIGHS
IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES IN THE
40S. SOME RAIN WILL OCCUR. NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS WILL AVERAGE
10 TO 15 MPH.

SDZ001-012-027-030-031-041>044-046-047-074-270015-
HARDING-BUTTE-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-CUSTER CO PLAINS-
PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-FALL RIVER-OGLALA LAKOTA-JACKSON-BENNETT-
MELLETTE-TODD-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BUFFALO, BELLE FOURCHE, EDGEMONT,
HOT SPRINGS, FOLSOM, WALL, ARDMORE, OELRICHS, PINE RIDGE, OGLALA,
KYLE, KADOKA, MARTIN, WHITE RIVER, MISSION, AND HERMOSA
226 AM MDT SUN MAR 26 2017 /326 AM CDT SUN MAR 26 2017/

...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 MODERATE CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.


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SDZ002-013-014-025-026-032-049-072-073-270015-
PERKINS-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-
RAPID CITY-HAAKON-TRIPP-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF LEMMON, BISON, FAITH, DUPREE, SPEARFISH,
RAPID CITY, PHILIP, WINNER, STURGIS, AND UNION CENTER
226 AM MDT SUN MAR 26 2017 /326 AM CDT SUN MAR 26 2017/

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


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