Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
310 AM MDT MON SEP 22 2014

.DISCUSSION...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL RANGE FROM THE
LOW TO HIGH CATEGORIES TODAY. AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL BRING A
SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO THE REGION
TODAY...WITH A GOOD CHANCE OF RAIN OVER SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA
THIS EVENING AND OVERNIGHT. HIGHS WILL RANGE FROM 75 TO AROUND
80...WITH THE MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY FALLING TO AROUND 30 TO 40
PERCENT. BREEZY CONDITIONS CAN BE EXPECTED...WITH SUSTAINED
SOUTHERLY WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS.

ON TUESDAY...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL MAINLY BE IN THE
LOW CATEGORY.

SDZ012-230000-
BUTTE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BELLE FOURCHE
310 AM MDT MON SEP 22 2014

...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 TUESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.


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SDZ001-002-013-014-027-031-032-041>043-046-073-230000-
HARDING-PERKINS-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-
SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-FALL RIVER-
SHANNON-JACKSON-MELLETTE-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...LEMMON...BISON...FAITH...
DUPREE...EDGEMONT...HOT SPRINGS...WALL...PHILIP...ARDMORE...
OELRICHS...PINE RIDGE...KYLE...KADOKA...WHITE RIVER...
UNION CENTER
310 AM MDT MON SEP 22 2014 /410 AM CDT MON SEP 22 2014/

...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 TUESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.


$$

SDZ025-026-030-044-047-049-072-074-230000-
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-CUSTER CO PLAINS-BENNETT-TODD-
TRIPP-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SPEARFISH...RAPID CITY...FOLSOM...
MARTIN...MISSION...WINNER...STURGIS...HERMOSA
310 AM MDT MON SEP 22 2014 /410 AM CDT MON SEP 22 2014/

...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 TUESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.


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