Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
349 AM MDT WED JUL 20 2016

.DISCUSSION...VERY HOT CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED THIS AFTERNOON
WITH HIGHS OF 100 TO 110. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL RANGE
FROM 10 TO 20 PERCENT. AVERAGE WIND SPEEDS WILL BE 10 TO 20 MPH.
AN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM IS POSSIBLE OVER FAR NORTHWEST SOUTH
DAKOTA...AND THE BLACK HILLS.

SDZ001-012-025>027-030-041-072>074-210030-
HARDING-BUTTE-NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-
CUSTER CO PLAINS-FALL RIVER-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...BELLE FOURCHE...SPEARFISH...
RAPID CITY...EDGEMONT...HOT SPRINGS...FOLSOM...ARDMORE...
OELRICHS...STURGIS...UNION CENTER...HERMOSA
349 AM MDT WED JUL 20 2016

...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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


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SDZ013-031-032-042>044-047-210030-
NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-
OGLALA LAKOTA-JACKSON-BENNETT-TODD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FAITH...WALL...PHILIP...PINE RIDGE...
OGLALA...KYLE...KADOKA...MARTIN...MISSION
349 AM MDT WED JUL 20 2016 /449 AM CDT WED JUL 20 2016/

...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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY TO VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


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SDZ002-014-046-049-210030-
PERKINS-ZIEBACH-MELLETTE-TRIPP-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEMMON...BISON...DUPREE...WHITE RIVER...
WINNER
349 AM MDT WED JUL 20 2016 /449 AM CDT WED JUL 20 2016/

...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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY.


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