Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
National Weather Service RAPID CITY SD
338 AM MDT Mon Jul 24 2017

.DISCUSSION...A cluster of showers and thunderstorms will end over
northwest South Dakota this morning. Isolated thunderstorms are
possible this afternoon. Otherwise, skies will become mostly sunny
with highs from the upper 90s to 105. Minimum relative humidities
will dip to the upper teens to lower 20s. Southeast winds from 10
to 15 mph over northwest South Dakota will become northwest this
afternoon. Southwest to southeast winds are expected over
southwest through south central South Dakota with speeds from 10
to 20 mph.

SDZ032-043-044-046-047-049-250015-
Haakon-Jackson-Bennett-Mellette-Todd-Tripp-
Including the cities of Philip, Kadoka, Martin, White River,
Mission, and Winner
338 AM MDT Mon Jul 24 2017 /438 AM CDT Mon Jul 24 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 Tuesday afternoon, The grassland fire danger
index will reach the high category to very high category.

$$

SDZ012-014-025-027-041-042-250015-
Butte-Ziebach-Northern Foot Hills-Southern Foot Hills-Fall River-
Oglala Lakota-
Including the cities of Belle Fourche, Dupree, Spearfish,
Edgemont, Hot Springs, Ardmore, Oelrichs, Pine Ridge, Oglala,
and Kyle
338 AM MDT Mon Jul 24 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 Tuesday afternoon, The grassland fire danger
index will reach the moderate category to high category.

$$

SDZ001-002-013-026-030-031-072>074-250015-
Harding-Perkins-Northern Meade Co Plains-Rapid City-
Custer Co Plains-Pennington Co Plains-Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills-
Southern Meade Co Plains-Hermosa Foot Hills-
Including the cities of Buffalo, Lemmon, Bison, Faith,
Rapid City, Folsom, Wall, Sturgis, Union Center, and Hermosa
338 AM MDT Mon Jul 24 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 Tuesday afternoon, The grassland fire danger
index will reach the high category.

$$


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