Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
212 AM MST TUE FEB 9 2016

.DISCUSSION...LIGHT RAIN OR SNOW IS POSSIBLE ACROSS CENTRAL SOUTH
DAKOTA TODAY...WITH FREEZING RAIN POSSIBLE TONIGHT. WINDS WILL BE
NORTHWEST 15 TO 25 MPH...STRONGEST ACROSS NORTHWESTERN SOUTH
DAKOTA AND JUST EAST OF THE BLACK HILLS. HIGHS WILL RANGE FROM THE
LOWER 30S ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL SD TO THE UPPER 40S ACROSS FAR
WESTERN SD. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL BE AROUND 60
PERCENT.

MILD TEMPERATURES IN THE 40S TO MID 50S ARE EXPECTED FOR
WEDNESDAY. NORTHWEST WINDS WILL AGAIN BE BREEZY AROUND 15 TO 20
MPH...AND MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL BE AROUND 40 TO 50
PERCENT.

SDZ001-012-072-100115-
HARDING-BUTTE-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...BELLE FOURCHE...STURGIS
212 AM MST TUE FEB 9 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 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY.


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SDZ002-013-025>027-030-031-041-042-044-073-100115-
PERKINS-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-
SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-CUSTER CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-
FALL RIVER-OGLALA LAKOTA-BENNETT-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEMMON...BISON...FAITH...SPEARFISH...
RAPID CITY...EDGEMONT...HOT SPRINGS...FOLSOM...WALL...ARDMORE...
OELRICHS...PINE RIDGE...KYLE...MARTIN...UNION CENTER
212 AM MST TUE FEB 9 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 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.


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SDZ014-032-043-046-047-049-074-100115-
ZIEBACH-HAAKON-JACKSON-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...DUPREE...PHILIP...KADOKA...
WHITE RIVER...MISSION...WINNER...HERMOSA
212 AM MST TUE FEB 9 2016 /312 AM CST TUE FEB 9 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 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.


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