Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
214 AM MDT WED SEP 17 2014

.DISCUSSION...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL RANGE FROM THE
LOW TO MODERATE CATEGORIES TODAY. THE WEATHER TODAY WILL BE MOSTLY SUNNY
AND WARM. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM AROUND 77 DEGREES OVER
PARTS OF NORTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA TO AROUND 87 DEGREES OVER THE
SOUTHWEST. THE MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL FALL TO AROUND 20
PERCENT OVER PARTS OF FAR SOUTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA...AND TO 28 TO
38 PERCENT OVER MUCH OF THE REST OF WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA. WINDS
THIS AFTERNOON WILL GENERALLY BE SOUTHEASTERLY AT 10 TO 15 MPH.

ON WEDNESDAY...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX IS EXPECTED TO BE IN
THE LOW TO MODERATE CATEGORIES AGAIN.

SDZ027-041-172230-
SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-FALL RIVER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...EDGEMONT...HOT SPRINGS...ARDMORE...
OELRICHS
214 AM MDT WED SEP 17 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 THAT THERE IS SOME POTENTIAL
FOR A FIRE OCCURRENCE. DO NOT LEAVE OUTDOOR FIRES UNATTENDED
UNDER THESE CONDITIONS.

THE OUTLOOK FOR THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.


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SDZ001-002-012>014-025-026-030>032-042>044-046-047-049-072>074-
172230-
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-CUSTER CO PLAINS-
PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-SHANNON-JACKSON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-
TRIPP-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...LEMMON...BISON...
BELLE FOURCHE...FAITH...DUPREE...SPEARFISH...RAPID CITY...
FOLSOM...WALL...PHILIP...PINE RIDGE...KYLE...KADOKA...MARTIN...
WHITE RIVER...MISSION...WINNER...STURGIS...UNION CENTER...HERMOSA
214 AM MDT WED SEP 17 2014 /314 AM CDT WED SEP 17 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 THAT THE PROBABILITY OF A FIRE OCCURRENCE IS
LOW. OUTDOOR BURNING UNDER THESE CONDITIONS CAN USUALLY BE
PERFORMED WITH REASONABLE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.

THE OUTLOOK FOR THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.


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