Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
217 AM MDT THU AUG 27 2015

.DISCUSSION...SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE
TODAY. TEMPERATURES WILL BE COOLER...WITH HIGHS IN THE MID 70S TO
MID 80S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL BE 40 TO 50
PERCENT.

WARMER WEATHER WITH HIGHS IN THE 80S TO LOWER 90S ARE EXPECTED FOR
FRIDAY. WINDS WILL BE LIGHT...AND RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL
RANGE FROM ABOUT 25 PERCENT ACROSS FAR WESTERN SD TO 45 PERCENT IN
SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA.

SDZ013-014-030>032-041-042-073-280030-
NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-CUSTER CO PLAINS-
PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-FALL RIVER-SHANNON-
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FAITH...DUPREE...FOLSOM...WALL...
PHILIP...ARDMORE...OELRICHS...PINE RIDGE...KYLE...UNION CENTER
217 AM MDT THU AUG 27 2015

...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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.


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SDZ001-002-012-025>027-043-044-046-047-049-072-074-280030-
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-
SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-JACKSON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-
STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...LEMMON...BISON...
BELLE FOURCHE...SPEARFISH...RAPID CITY...EDGEMONT...HOT SPRINGS...
KADOKA...MARTIN...WHITE RIVER...MISSION...WINNER...STURGIS...
HERMOSA
217 AM MDT THU AUG 27 2015 /317 AM CDT THU AUG 27 2015/

...LOW FIRE DANGER...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY
THIS AFTERNOON. FAVORABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A HIGH MOISTURE
CONTENT OF GRASSES...AND OTHER DRY ORGANIC MATERIAL ON THE
GROUND...INDICATE THAT THE PROBABILITY OF A FIRE OCCURRENCE IS
LOW. OUTDOOR BURNING UNDER THESE CONDITIONS CAN USUALLY BE
PERFORMED WITH REASONABLE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.

THE OUTLOOK FOR FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.


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