Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
239 AM MDT SAT MAR 25 2017

.DISCUSSION...PARTLY SUNNY SKIES ARE EXPECTED TODAY WITH HIGHS IN
THE 60S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL DROP TO THE UPPER TEENS
TO UPPER 20S ON SOUTHERLY WINDS AVERAGING 10 TO 20 MPH WITH HIGHER
GUSTS AT TIMES.

SDZ031-032-042>044-046-047-260015-
PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-OGLALA LAKOTA-JACKSON-BENNETT-
MELLETTE-TODD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF WALL, PHILIP, PINE RIDGE, OGLALA, KYLE,
KADOKA, MARTIN, WHITE RIVER, AND MISSION
239 AM MDT SAT MAR 25 2017 /339 AM CDT SAT MAR 25 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 SUNDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX
WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.


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SDZ001-002-012>014-025>027-030-041-049-072>074-260015-
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-
CUSTER CO PLAINS-FALL RIVER-TRIPP-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BUFFALO, LEMMON, BISON, BELLE FOURCHE,
FAITH, DUPREE, SPEARFISH, RAPID CITY, EDGEMONT, HOT SPRINGS,
FOLSOM, ARDMORE, OELRICHS, WINNER, STURGIS, UNION CENTER,
AND HERMOSA
239 AM MDT SAT MAR 25 2017 /339 AM CDT SAT MAR 25 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 SUNDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX
WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.


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