Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
222 AM MST SUN FEB 7 2016

.DISCUSSION...NORTHWEST WINDS WILL BE VERY STRONG ACROSS THE AREA
TODAY...WITH SUSTAINED WINDS OF 35 TO 45 MPH AND GUSTS UP TO 70
MPH. WINDS WILL DECREASE TONIGHT BUT STILL REMAIN BREEZY.
TEMPERATURES WILL BE COOLER...IN THE 30S TO LOWER 40S...AND
RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL BE 30 TO 40 PERCENT.

BREEZY WINDS AROUND 20 MPH ARE EXPECTED FOR MONDAY...WITH SIMILAR
HIGH TEMPERATURES IN THE 30S TO LOWER 40S.

SDZ001-002-012>014-025-026-031-032-072-073-080115-
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-
STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...LEMMON...BISON...
BELLE FOURCHE...FAITH...DUPREE...SPEARFISH...RAPID CITY...WALL...
PHILIP...STURGIS...UNION CENTER
222 AM MST SUN FEB 7 2016

...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 LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.


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SDZ027-030-041>044-046-047-049-074-080115-
SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-CUSTER CO PLAINS-FALL RIVER-OGLALA LAKOTA-
JACKSON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...EDGEMONT...HOT SPRINGS...FOLSOM...
ARDMORE...OELRICHS...PINE RIDGE...KYLE...KADOKA...MARTIN...
WHITE RIVER...MISSION...WINNER...HERMOSA
222 AM MST SUN FEB 7 2016 /322 AM CST SUN FEB 7 2016/

...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 LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.


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