Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
213 AM MST Thu Dec 14 2017

.DISCUSSION...Although minimum relative humidity will be 50 to 60
percent today, gusty winds will keep most areas in the high to
very high category. Much lighter winds on Friday will lower the
fire danger to moderate and high, although minimum relative
humidity will be 20 to 30 percent.

SDZ013-026-031-073-150115-
Northern Meade Co Plains-Rapid City-Pennington Co Plains-
Southern Meade Co Plains-
Including the cities of Faith, Rapid City, Wall, and Union Center
213 AM MST Thu Dec 14 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 Friday afternoon, The grassland fire danger index
will reach the moderate category to high category.


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SDZ001-002-012-014-027-030-032-041>044-046-047-049-072-074-150115-
Harding-Perkins-Butte-Ziebach-Southern Foot Hills-
Custer Co Plains-Haakon-Fall River-Oglala Lakota-Jackson-Bennett-
Mellette-Todd-Tripp-Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills-
Hermosa Foot Hills-
Including the cities of Buffalo, Lemmon, Bison, Belle Fourche,
Dupree, Edgemont, Hot Springs, Folsom, Philip, Ardmore, Oelrichs,
Pine Ridge, Oglala, Kyle, Kadoka, Martin, White River, Mission,
Winner, Sturgis, and Hermosa
213 AM MST Thu Dec 14 2017 /313 AM CST Thu Dec 14 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 Friday afternoon, The grassland fire danger index
will reach the moderate category to high category.


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SDZ025-150115-
Northern Foot Hills-
Including the city of Spearfish
213 AM MST Thu Dec 14 2017

...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 high category.


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