Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
National Weather Service RAPID CITY SD
412 AM MDT Wed Aug 16 2017

.DISCUSSION...Skies will clear from west to east today as
showers and thunderstorms move out of the area. Highs will be in
the mid 70s and lower 80s. Winds will be out of the north around
15 mph across the South Dakota plains.

SDZ001-002-012>014-030>032-042-043-073-170200-
Harding-Perkins-Butte-Northern Meade Co Plains-Ziebach-
Custer Co Plains-Pennington Co Plains-Haakon-Oglala Lakota-
Jackson-Southern Meade Co Plains-
Including the cities of Buffalo, Lemmon, Bison, Belle Fourche,
Faith, Dupree, Folsom, Wall, Philip, Pine Ridge, Oglala, Kyle,
Kadoka, and Union Center
412 AM MDT Wed Aug 16 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 Thursday afternoon, The grassland fire danger
index will reach the high category.


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SDZ025>027-041-044-046-047-049-072-074-170200-
Northern Foot Hills-Rapid City-Southern Foot Hills-Fall River-
Bennett-Mellette-Todd-Tripp-Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills-
Hermosa Foot Hills-
Including the cities of Spearfish, Rapid City, Edgemont,
Hot Springs, Ardmore, Oelrichs, Martin, White River, Mission,
Winner, Sturgis, and Hermosa
412 AM MDT Wed Aug 16 2017 /512 AM CDT Wed Aug 16 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 Thursday afternoon, The grassland fire danger
index will reach the moderate category to high category.


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