Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
430 PM MST Sun Dec 10 2017

.DISCUSSION...Very warm and dry weather is expected today. Minimum
relative humidity values will dip to 13 percent across portions of
southwestern into west central South Dakota, and breezy west-
northwest winds will frequently gust to 25 to 30 mph. Relative
humidity will increase for Monday, but very strong winds are
expected.

SDZ026-027-031-041-072-073-110000-
Rapid City-Southern Foot Hills-Pennington Co Plains-Fall River-
Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills-Southern Meade Co Plains-
Including the cities of Rapid City, Edgemont, Hot Springs, Wall,
Ardmore, Oelrichs, Sturgis, and Union Center
430 PM MST Sun Dec 10 2017

...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 extreme category.


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SDZ044-049-110000-
Bennett-Tripp-
Including the cities of Martin and Winner
430 PM MST Sun Dec 10 2017 /530 PM CST Sun Dec 10 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 Monday afternoon, The grassland fire danger index
will reach the high category.


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SDZ001-002-012>014-025-030-032-042-043-046-047-074-110000-
Harding-Perkins-Butte-Northern Meade Co Plains-Ziebach-
Northern Foot Hills-Custer Co Plains-Haakon-Oglala Lakota-Jackson-
Mellette-Todd-Hermosa Foot Hills-
Including the cities of Buffalo, Lemmon, Bison, Belle Fourche,
Faith, Dupree, Spearfish, Folsom, Philip, Pine Ridge, Oglala,
Kyle, Kadoka, White River, Mission, and Hermosa
430 PM MST Sun Dec 10 2017 /530 PM CST Sun Dec 10 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 Monday afternoon, The grassland fire danger index
will reach the high category to very high category.


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