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 Jul 22 2017

.DISCUSSION...Skies will become mostly sunny today with some
smoke. Highs will push into the 90s with minimum relative
humidities from 15 to 20 percent. Northwest winds will average 10
to 20 MPH. Frequent gusts to 25 MPH are expected over northwest
South Dakota.

SDZ001-002-013-014-032-230015-
Harding-Perkins-Northern Meade Co Plains-Ziebach-Haakon-
Including the cities of Buffalo, Lemmon, Bison, Faith, Dupree,
and Philip
239 AM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017

...Extreme Fire Danger...

The grassland fire danger index will reach the extreme category
this afternoon. Extreme weather conditions or a very low moisture
content of grasses, and other dry organic material on the ground,
indicate that critical burning conditions exist. A fire will
start easily and has the potential to become large and spread
quickly becoming erratic with extreme behavioral characteristics.
No outdoor burning should take place.

The outlook for Sunday afternoon, The grassland fire danger index
will reach the high category to very high category.

$$

SDZ012-031-043-046-072-073-230015-
Butte-Pennington Co Plains-Jackson-Mellette-
Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills-Southern Meade Co Plains-
Including the cities of Belle Fourche, Wall, Kadoka, White River,
Sturgis, and Union Center
239 AM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017 /339 AM CDT Sat Jul 22 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 high category to very high category.

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SDZ025>027-030-041-042-044-047-049-074-230015-
Northern Foot Hills-Rapid City-Southern Foot Hills-
Custer Co Plains-Fall River-Oglala Lakota-Bennett-Todd-Tripp-
Hermosa Foot Hills-
Including the cities of Spearfish, Rapid City, Edgemont,
Hot Springs, Folsom, Ardmore, Oelrichs, Pine Ridge, Oglala, Kyle,
Martin, Mission, Winner, and Hermosa
239 AM MDT Sat Jul 22 2017 /339 AM CDT Sat Jul 22 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 high category.

$$



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