Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
National Weather Service RAPID CITY SD
358 AM MDT Thu Aug 17 2017

.DISCUSSION...Skies will be mostly sunny today with much warmer
temperatures expected. Highs will climb into the mid to upper 80s
across the area. Winds will be breezy out of the northwest around
15 to 20 mph during the afternoon across the South Dakota plains.

SDZ001-180200-
Harding-
Including the city of Buffalo
358 AM MDT Thu Aug 17 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 Friday afternoon, The grassland fire danger index
will reach the high category.


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SDZ002-012>014-031-032-043-073-180200-
Perkins-Butte-Northern Meade Co Plains-Ziebach-
Pennington Co Plains-Haakon-Jackson-Southern Meade Co Plains-
Including the cities of Lemmon, Bison, Belle Fourche, Faith,
Dupree, Wall, Philip, Kadoka, and Union Center
358 AM MDT Thu Aug 17 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 Friday afternoon, The grassland fire danger index
will reach the high category.


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SDZ025>027-030-041-042-044-046-047-072-074-180200-
Northern Foot Hills-Rapid City-Southern Foot Hills-
Custer Co Plains-Fall River-Oglala Lakota-Bennett-Mellette-Todd-
Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills-Hermosa Foot Hills-
Including the cities of Spearfish, Rapid City, Edgemont,
Hot Springs, Folsom, Ardmore, Oelrichs, Pine Ridge, Oglala, Kyle,
Martin, White River, Mission, Sturgis, and Hermosa
358 AM MDT Thu Aug 17 2017 /458 AM CDT Thu Aug 17 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 Friday afternoon, The grassland fire danger index
will reach the high category.


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SDZ049-180200-
Tripp-
Including the city of Winner
458 AM CDT Thu Aug 17 2017

...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 Friday afternoon, The grassland fire danger index
will reach the moderate category.


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