Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RFDUNR

RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
345 AM MDT SAT AUG 27 2016

.DISCUSSION...A DRIER DAY IS EXPECTED THROUGH THE NEXT SEVERAL
DAYS. HIGHS TODAY WILL REACH THE 80S. RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL VARY
FROM 30 TO 45 OVER THE WESTERN TO CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA PLAINS.
MUCH WARMER AND DRIER CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED SUNDAY AND MUCH OF
NEXT WEEK. FOR SUNDAY...RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL DROP WELL INTO THE
TEENS ACROSS MOST AREAS...HOWEVER WINDS ARE EXPECTED TO REMAIN
LIGHT ENOUGH TO LIMIT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONCERNS.

SDZ001-012-013-025-027-041-072-073-280015-
HARDING-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-
SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-FALL RIVER-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...BELLE FOURCHE...FAITH...
SPEARFISH...EDGEMONT...HOT SPRINGS...ARDMORE...OELRICHS...
STURGIS...UNION CENTER
345 AM MDT SAT AUG 27 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 SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY TO EXTREME CATEGORY.


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SDZ002-014-026-030>032-042-043-074-280015-
PERKINS-ZIEBACH-RAPID CITY-CUSTER CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-
HAAKON-OGLALA LAKOTA-JACKSON-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEMMON...BISON...DUPREE...RAPID CITY...
FOLSOM...WALL...PHILIP...PINE RIDGE...OGLALA...KYLE...KADOKA...
HERMOSA
345 AM MDT SAT AUG 27 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 SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY.


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SDZ044-046-047-049-280015-
BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARTIN...WHITE RIVER...MISSION...WINNER
345 AM MDT SAT AUG 27 2016 /445 AM CDT SAT AUG 27 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 SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.


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