Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
National Weather Service RAPID CITY SD
217 AM MDT Mon Oct 16 2017

.DISCUSSION...Low relative humidity values are expected today and
Tuesday. Northwest winds will be breezy across northwestern South
Dakota today, resulting in high to very high fire danger.

SDZ001-002-012-170030-
Harding-Perkins-Butte-
Including the cities of Buffalo, Lemmon, Bison, and Belle Fourche
217 AM MDT Mon Oct 16 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 high category to very high category.


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SDZ013-014-025-027-041-072-073-170030-
Northern Meade Co Plains-Ziebach-Northern Foot Hills-
Southern Foot Hills-Fall River-Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills-
Southern Meade Co Plains-
Including the cities of Faith, Dupree, Spearfish, Edgemont,
Hot Springs, Ardmore, Oelrichs, Sturgis, and Union Center
217 AM MDT Mon Oct 16 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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SDZ026-030>032-042>044-046-047-049-074-170030-
Rapid City-Custer Co Plains-Pennington Co Plains-Haakon-
Oglala Lakota-Jackson-Bennett-Mellette-Todd-Tripp-
Hermosa Foot Hills-
Including the cities of Rapid City, Folsom, Wall, Philip,
Pine Ridge, Oglala, Kyle, Kadoka, Martin, White River, Mission,
Winner, and Hermosa
217 AM MDT Mon Oct 16 2017 /317 AM CDT Mon Oct 16 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 Tuesday afternoon, The grassland fire danger
index will reach the moderate category to high category.


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