Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
252 AM MST Mon Dec 11 2017

.DISCUSSION...Very strong winds are expected today behind a cold
front. The strongest winds will be this morning, and winds will
gradually diminish in the afternoon. Minimum relative humidity
will be higher than yesterday, ranging from about 25 to 50
percent. Another warm day is expected Tuesday, with highs in the
50s.

SDZ026-031-120115-
Rapid City-Pennington Co Plains-
Including the cities of Rapid City and Wall
252 AM MST Mon Dec 11 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 moderate category.


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SDZ001-002-012>014-030-032-042-043-046-049-072>074-120115-
Harding-Perkins-Butte-Northern Meade Co Plains-Ziebach-
Custer Co Plains-Haakon-Oglala Lakota-Jackson-Mellette-Tripp-
Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills-Southern Meade Co Plains-
Hermosa Foot Hills-
Including the cities of Buffalo, Lemmon, Bison, Belle Fourche,
Faith, Dupree, Folsom, Philip, Pine Ridge, Oglala, Kyle, Kadoka,
White River, Winner, Sturgis, Union Center, and Hermosa
252 AM MST Mon Dec 11 2017 /352 AM CST Mon Dec 11 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.


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SDZ025-027-041-044-047-120115-
Northern Foot Hills-Southern Foot Hills-Fall River-Bennett-Todd-
Including the cities of Spearfish, Edgemont, Hot Springs,
Ardmore, Oelrichs, Martin, and Mission
252 AM MST Mon Dec 11 2017 /352 AM CST Mon Dec 11 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 moderate category to high category.


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