Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
508 AM MDT SUN AUG 21 2016

.DISCUSSION...AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL BRING DRY WEATHER TO THE
REGION FOR THE NEXT FEW DAYS...ALONG WITH A WARMING TREND.
TEMPERATURES TODAY WILL BE IN THE 80S...WARMING TO THE 90S ON
MONDAY. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL BE IN THE 20S TODAY
ACROSS WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA...AND THEN 15 TO 25 PERCENT ON MONDAY.
WINDS WILL REMAIN FAIRLY LIGHT...ALTHOUGH SOUTH CENTRAL SD WILL BE
BREEZY ON MONDAY.

SDZ001-012-220015-
HARDING-BUTTE-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...BELLE FOURCHE
508 AM MDT SUN AUG 21 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 MONDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY TO VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


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SDZ002-013-014-025>027-030>032-041-043-046-047-072>074-220015-
PERKINS-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-
RAPID CITY-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-CUSTER CO PLAINS-
PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-FALL RIVER-JACKSON-MELLETTE-TODD-
STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEMMON...BISON...FAITH...DUPREE...
SPEARFISH...RAPID CITY...EDGEMONT...HOT SPRINGS...FOLSOM...WALL...
PHILIP...ARDMORE...OELRICHS...KADOKA...WHITE RIVER...MISSION...
STURGIS...UNION CENTER...HERMOSA
508 AM MDT SUN AUG 21 2016 /608 AM CDT SUN AUG 21 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 MONDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY TO EXTREME CATEGORY.


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SDZ042-044-049-220015-
OGLALA LAKOTA-BENNETT-TRIPP-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PINE RIDGE...OGLALA...KYLE...MARTIN...
WINNER
508 AM MDT SUN AUG 21 2016 /608 AM CDT SUN AUG 21 2016/

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


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