Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
332 AM MST Wed Nov 22 2017

.DISCUSSION...Skies will gradually clear today with highs in the
60s. Minimum relative humidity will be 30 to 40 percent. Gusty
westerly winds of 25 to 40 mph are expected across far Northwest
South Dakota, and 20 to 30 mph further south.

SDZ001-002-012>014-025-031-032-043-072-073-230130-
Harding-Perkins-Butte-Northern Meade Co Plains-Ziebach-
Northern Foot Hills-Pennington Co Plains-Haakon-Jackson-
Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills-Southern Meade Co Plains-
Including the cities of Buffalo, Lemmon, Bison, Belle Fourche,
Faith, Dupree, Spearfish, Wall, Philip, Kadoka, Sturgis,
and Union Center
332 AM MST Wed Nov 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 Thanksgiving day afternoon, The grassland fire
danger index will reach the moderate category to high category.


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SDZ026-027-030-041-042-044-046-047-049-074-230130-
Rapid City-Southern Foot Hills-Custer Co Plains-Fall River-
Oglala Lakota-Bennett-Mellette-Todd-Tripp-Hermosa Foot Hills-
Including the cities of Rapid City, Edgemont, Hot Springs,
Folsom, Ardmore, Oelrichs, Pine Ridge, Oglala, Kyle, Martin,
White River, Mission, Winner, and Hermosa
332 AM MST Wed Nov 22 2017 /432 AM CST Wed Nov 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 Thanksgiving day afternoon, The grassland fire
danger index will reach the moderate category to high category.


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