Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
314 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

.DISCUSSION...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL RANGE FROM THE
MODERATE TO VERY HIGH CATEGORIES TODAY. ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS CAN
BE EXPECTED TODAY...POSSIBLY MIXED WITH SNOW THIS MORNING. HIGH
TEMPERATURES WILL GENERALLY BE IN THE 60S ON THE PLAINS WITH
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY RANGING FROM 30 TO 40 PERCENT. GUSTY
NORTHWEST WINDS CAN ALSO BE EXPECTED TODAY.

ON SATURDAY...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX IS EXPECTED TO
RANGE FROM THE VERY HIGH TO EXTREME CATEGORIES.

SDZ031-041-073-280000-
PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-FALL RIVER-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WALL...ARDMORE...OELRICHS...
UNION CENTER
314 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...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 SATURDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY TO EXTREME CATEGORY.


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SDZ001-002-012>014-025>027-030-032-042>044-072-074-280000-
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-
CUSTER CO PLAINS-HAAKON-SHANNON-JACKSON-BENNETT-
STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...LEMMON...BISON...
BELLE FOURCHE...FAITH...DUPREE...SPEARFISH...RAPID CITY...
EDGEMONT...HOT SPRINGS...FOLSOM...PHILIP...PINE RIDGE...KYLE...
KADOKA...MARTIN...STURGIS...HERMOSA
314 AM MDT FRI MAR 27 2015

...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 SATURDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY TO EXTREME CATEGORY.


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SDZ046-047-049-280000-
MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WHITE RIVER...MISSION...WINNER
414 AM CDT FRI MAR 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 SATURDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY TO EXTREME CATEGORY.


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