Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
320 AM MDT SUN APR 20 2014

...EXTREME GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER ACROSS PORTIONS OF WEST CENTRAL
   SOUTH DAKOTA...

.DISCUSSION...SKIES WILL BE MOSTLY SUNNY THROUGH THE MIDDAY
HOURS...WITH SOME INCREASE IN CLOUDS DURING THE AFTERNOON AS A
WEAK COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH. THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS LATE THIS AFTERNOON ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL
SOUTH DAKOTA. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE 70S...WITH RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES DROPPING TO 20 TO 35 PERCENT IN THE AFTERNOON...LOWEST
VALUES OVER WEST CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA. WINDS WILL BE FROM THE
SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST AT 5 TO 15 MPH IN THE MORNING...THEN SWITCH TO
THE NORTHWEST AND INCREASE TO 15 TO 25 MPH DURING THE AFTERNOON IN
MOST AREAS EXCEPT FAR SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA.

SDZ012-031-072-073-210100-
BUTTE-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BELLE FOURCHE...WALL...STURGIS...
UNION CENTER
320 AM MDT SUN APR 20 2014

...EXTREME FIRE DANGER...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE EXTREME CATEGORY
THIS AFTERNOON. EXTREME WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A VERY LOW
MOISTURE CONTENT OF GRASSES...AND OTHER DRY ORGANIC MATERIAL
ON THE GROUND...INDICATE THAT CRITICAL BURNING CONDITIONS EXIST.
A FIRE WILL START EASILY AND HAS THE POTENTIAL TO BECOME LARGE
AND SPREAD QUICKLY BECOMING ERRATIC WITH EXTREME BEHAVIORAL
CHARACTERISTICS. NO OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD TAKE PLACE.

THE OUTLOOK FOR MONDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY TO VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


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SDZ001-002-013-014-025>027-030-032-041>044-046-047-074-210100-
HARDING-PERKINS-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-
CUSTER CO PLAINS-HAAKON-FALL RIVER-SHANNON-JACKSON-BENNETT-
MELLETTE-TODD-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...LEMMON...BISON...FAITH...
DUPREE...SPEARFISH...RAPID CITY...EDGEMONT...HOT SPRINGS...
FOLSOM...PHILIP...ARDMORE...OELRICHS...PINE RIDGE...KYLE...
KADOKA...MARTIN...WHITE RIVER...MISSION...HERMOSA
320 AM MDT SUN APR 20 2014 /420 AM CDT SUN APR 20 2014/

...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 HIGH CATEGORY TO VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


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SDZ049-210100-
TRIPP-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WINNER
420 AM CDT SUN APR 20 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 MONDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


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