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 Sun Jul 23 2017

.DISCUSSION...Mostly sunny skies are expected today with highs in
the lower to mid 90s. Minimum relative humidities will dip to
20-25% as winds become southeast at 10-15 MPH.

SDZ012-240015-
Butte-
Including the city of Belle Fourche
239 AM MDT Sun Jul 23 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 Monday afternoon, The grassland fire danger index
will reach the very high category.

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SDZ001-002-013-014-025>027-030>032-041>044-046-047-049-072>074-
240015-
Harding-Perkins-Northern Meade Co Plains-Ziebach-
Northern Foot Hills-Rapid City-Southern Foot Hills-
Custer Co Plains-Pennington Co Plains-Haakon-Fall River-
Oglala Lakota-Jackson-Bennett-Mellette-Todd-Tripp-
Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills-Southern Meade Co Plains-
Hermosa Foot Hills-
Including the cities of Buffalo, Lemmon, Bison, Faith, Dupree,
Spearfish, Rapid City, Edgemont, Hot Springs, Folsom, Wall,
Philip, Ardmore, Oelrichs, Pine Ridge, Oglala, Kyle, Kadoka,
Martin, White River, Mission, Winner, Sturgis, Union Center,
and Hermosa
239 AM MDT Sun Jul 23 2017 /339 AM CDT Sun Jul 23 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 Monday afternoon, The grassland fire danger index
will reach the high category to extreme category.

$$


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