Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
500 AM MDT THU JUL 24 2014

.DISCUSSION...SKIES WILL BE PARTLY CLOUDY TODAY. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS OVER NORTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA WILL DISSIPATE THIS
MORNING...THEN THUNDERSTORMS WILL DEVELOP AGAIN THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
HIGHS WILL REACH THE 90S TO 103 WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY
RANGING FROM THE TEENS IN SOUTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA TO 40 IN
NORTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA. SOUTH WINDS WILL BE 10 TO 20 MPH.
TEMPERATURES WILL BE ABOUT 10 DEGREES COOLER FRIDAY...WHICH WILL
DECREASE FIRE DANGER.

SDZ027-041-242100-
SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-FALL RIVER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...EDGEMONT...HOT SPRINGS...ARDMORE...
OELRICHS
500 AM MDT THU JUL 24 2014

...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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.

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SDZ042-043-242100-
SHANNON-JACKSON-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PINE RIDGE...KYLE...KADOKA
500 AM MDT THU JUL 24 2014

...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 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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.

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SDZ030-031-044-046-047-049-074-242100-
CUSTER CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-
HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FOLSOM...WALL...MARTIN...WHITE RIVER...
MISSION...WINNER...HERMOSA
500 AM MDT THU JUL 24 2014 /600 AM CDT THU JUL 24 2014/

...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 SOME POTENTIAL FOR A FIRE
OCCURRENCE. DO NOT LEAVE OUTDOOR FIRES UNATTENDED UNDER THESE
CONDITIONS.

THE OUTLOOK FOR FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.

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SDZ001-002-012>014-025-026-032-072-073-242100-
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-HAAKON-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...LEMMON...BISON...
BELLE FOURCHE...FAITH...DUPREE...SPEARFISH...RAPID CITY...
PHILIP...STURGIS...UNION CENTER
500 AM MDT THU JUL 24 2014

...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 THE PROBABILITY OF A FIRE OCCURRENCE IS LOW.
OUTDOOR BURNING UNDER THESE CONDITIONS CAN USUALLY BE PERFORMED
WITH REASONABLE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.

THE OUTLOOK FOR FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.

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