Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement...UPDATED
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
747 AM MST Mon Nov 20 2017

.DISCUSSION...Partly cloudy skies are expected today with highs
in the mid 50s to mid 60s. Minimum relative humidity will be 15
to 25 percent. West to Northwest winds will increase to 15 to 30
mph this afternoon, with higher gusts especially over Northwest
South Dakota.

SDZ001-002-012>014-025>027-031-032-041>044-046-047-072-073-210115-
Harding-Perkins-Butte-Northern Meade Co Plains-Ziebach-
Northern Foot Hills-Rapid City-Southern Foot Hills-
Pennington Co Plains-Haakon-Fall River-Oglala Lakota-Jackson-
Bennett-Mellette-Todd-Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills-
Southern Meade Co Plains-
Including the cities of Buffalo, Lemmon, Bison, Belle Fourche,
Faith, Dupree, Spearfish, Rapid City, Edgemont, Hot Springs,
Wall, Philip, Ardmore, Oelrichs, Pine Ridge, Oglala, Kyle,
Kadoka, Martin, White River, Mission, Sturgis, and Union Center
747 AM MST Mon Nov 20 2017 /847 AM CST Mon Nov 20 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 low category to moderate category.


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SDZ030-049-074-210115-
Custer Co Plains-Tripp-Hermosa Foot Hills-
Including the cities of Folsom, Winner, and Hermosa
747 AM MST Mon Nov 20 2017 /847 AM CST Mon Nov 20 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 low category to moderate category.


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