Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
259 AM MDT WED OCT 22 2014

.DISCUSSION...FOLLOWING A COLD FRONT...TEMPS TODAY WILL BE COOLER
AND NORTHWEST WINDS WILL BE BREEZY. SHOWERS WILL MOVE ACROSS
CENTRAL SD THIS MORNING...CLEARING OUT BY THE AFTERNOON. THE
RANGE LAND FIRE DANGER WILL BE IN THE MODERATE TO HIGH CATEGORY
TODAY. FOR THURSDAY...SKIES WILL BE MOSTLY SUNNY WITH SLIGHTLY
WARMER TEMPERATURES. THE FIRE DANGER WILL RANGE FROM MODERATE
ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL SD TO VERY HIGH ACROSS SOUTHWEST SD...WHERE
BREEZY WINDS ARE EXPECTED THURSDAY.


SDZ001-012-013-032-043-230015-
HARDING-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-HAAKON-JACKSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...BELLE FOURCHE...FAITH...
PHILIP...KADOKA
259 AM MDT WED OCT 22 2014

...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 MODERATE CATEGORY TO VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


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SDZ002-014-025>027-030-031-041-042-044-046-047-049-072>074-230015-
PERKINS-ZIEBACH-NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-
SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-CUSTER CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-
FALL RIVER-SHANNON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-
STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEMMON...BISON...DUPREE...SPEARFISH...
RAPID CITY...EDGEMONT...HOT SPRINGS...FOLSOM...WALL...ARDMORE...
OELRICHS...PINE RIDGE...KYLE...MARTIN...WHITE RIVER...MISSION...
WINNER...STURGIS...UNION CENTER...HERMOSA
259 AM MDT WED OCT 22 2014 /359 AM CDT WED OCT 22 2014/

...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 VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


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