Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
328 AM MST Fri Dec 15 2017

.DISCUSSION...A quiet and warm day is expected today with highs
reaching the 50s to near 60. Chances for snow along with colder
temperatures return Saturday as a system slowly crosses the
region. Snow accumulations of up to 1 inch is possible across the
plains closer to the Black Hills.

SDZ001-160115-
Harding-
Including the city of Buffalo
328 AM MST Fri Dec 15 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 Saturday afternoon, The grassland fire danger
index will reach the moderate category.


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SDZ002-012>014-025>027-031-032-041>044-046-047-072>074-160115-
Perkins-Butte-Northern Meade Co Plains-Ziebach-
Northern Foot Hills-Rapid City-Southern Foot Hills-
Pennington Co Plains-Haakon-Fall River-Oglala Lakota-Jackson-
Bennett-Mellette-Todd-Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills-
Southern Meade Co Plains-Hermosa Foot Hills-
Including the cities of Lemmon, Bison, Belle Fourche, Faith,
Dupree, Spearfish, Rapid City, Edgemont, Hot Springs, Wall,
Philip, Ardmore, Oelrichs, Pine Ridge, Oglala, Kyle, Kadoka,
Martin, White River, Mission, Sturgis, Union Center, and Hermosa
328 AM MST Fri Dec 15 2017 /428 AM CST Fri Dec 15 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 Saturday afternoon, The grassland fire danger
index will reach the low category to moderate category.


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SDZ030-049-160115-
Custer Co Plains-Tripp-
Including the cities of Folsom and Winner
328 AM MST Fri Dec 15 2017 /428 AM CST Fri Dec 15 2017/

...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.


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