Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
237 AM MDT FRI MAY 6 2016

.DISCUSSION...INCREASING CLOUDS ARE EXPECTED TODAY WITH A CHANCE
OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ALONG A COLD FRONT IN THE AFTERNOON.
HIGHS WILL REACH THE MID 70S TO UPPER 80S WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES IN THE MID 20S TO MID 30S. WINDS WILL SWITCH TO THE
NORTH AND NORTHEAST BEHIND THE COLD FRONT AVERAGING 15 TO 20 MPH
WITH HIGHER GUSTS AT TIMES. AHEAD OF THE COLD FRONT...EXPECT
SOUTHEAST WINDS AVERAGING 10 TO 15 MPH.

SDZ001-070015-
HARDING-
INCLUDING THE CITY OF...BUFFALO
237 AM MDT FRI MAY 6 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 SATURDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.

$$

SDZ002-012>014-026-027-030-073-074-070015-
PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-RAPID CITY-
SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-CUSTER CO PLAINS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEMMON...BISON...BELLE FOURCHE...
FAITH...DUPREE...RAPID CITY...EDGEMONT...HOT SPRINGS...FOLSOM...
UNION CENTER...HERMOSA
237 AM MDT FRI MAY 6 2016

...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 LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.

$$

SDZ025-031-032-041>044-046-047-049-072-070015-
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-FALL RIVER-
OGLALA LAKOTA-JACKSON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-
STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SPEARFISH...WALL...PHILIP...ARDMORE...
OELRICHS...PINE RIDGE...OGLALA...KYLE...KADOKA...MARTIN...
WHITE RIVER...MISSION...WINNER...STURGIS
237 AM MDT FRI MAY 6 2016 /337 AM CDT FRI MAY 6 2016/

...LOW FIRE DANGER...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY
THIS AFTERNOON. FAVORABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A HIGH MOISTURE
CONTENT OF GRASSES...AND OTHER DRY ORGANIC MATERIAL ON THE
GROUND...INDICATE THAT THE PROBABILITY OF A FIRE OCCURRENCE IS
LOW. OUTDOOR BURNING UNDER THESE CONDITIONS CAN USUALLY BE
PERFORMED WITH REASONABLE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.

THE OUTLOOK FOR SATURDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.

$$


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