Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
326 AM MDT FRI OCT 31 2014

.DISCUSSION...LOW CLOUDS AND FOG WILL LINGER ACROSS MUCH OF THE
AREA THIS MORNING...WITH DECREASING CLOUDS BY THE AFTERNOON. HIGH
TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE 40S AND LOWER 50S. WINDS WILL BE
SOUTHEASTERLY...INCREASING TO 15 TO 30 MPH BY THE AFTERNOON. GUSTS
TO AROUND 45 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS THE NORTHWEST AND WEST
CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA PLAINS IN THE AFTERNOON. RELATIVE HUMIDITIES
WILL DROP TO 30 TO 45 PERCENT IN THE AFTERNOON.

SDZ032-043-047-010030-
HAAKON-JACKSON-TODD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PHILIP...KADOKA...MISSION
326 AM MDT FRI OCT 31 2014 /426 AM CDT FRI OCT 31 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 SATURDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY TO VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


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SDZ014-026-030-031-041-042-044-046-049-072>074-010030-
ZIEBACH-RAPID CITY-CUSTER CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-
FALL RIVER-SHANNON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TRIPP-
STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DUPREE...RAPID CITY...FOLSOM...WALL...
ARDMORE...OELRICHS...PINE RIDGE...KYLE...MARTIN...WHITE RIVER...
WINNER...STURGIS...UNION CENTER...HERMOSA
326 AM MDT FRI OCT 31 2014 /426 AM CDT FRI OCT 31 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 SATURDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY TO VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


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SDZ001-002-012-013-025-027-010030-
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...LEMMON...BISON...
BELLE FOURCHE...FAITH...SPEARFISH...EDGEMONT...HOT SPRINGS
326 AM MDT FRI OCT 31 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 SATURDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.


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