Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
353 AM MDT WED MAY 25 2016

.DISCUSSION...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED
THIS AFTERNOON AS A COLD FRONT MOVES THROUGH WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA.
HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 60S IN NORTHWEST SOUTH
DAKOTA TO AROUND 80 IN SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL RANGE FROM 50 PERCENT IN NORTHWEST SOUTH
DAKOTA TO AROUND 30 PERCENT IN SOUTHWEST SOUTH DAKOTA. NORTHWEST
WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 15 TO 30 MPH THIS AFTERNOON.

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL BE IN THE LOW CATEGORY FOR
THURSDAY.

SDZ001-002-012>014-025>027-030>032-041>044-046-047-049-072>074-
252300-
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-
CUSTER CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-FALL RIVER-
OGLALA LAKOTA-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...
EDGEMONT...HOT SPRINGS...FOLSOM...WALL...PHILIP...ARDMORE...
OELRICHS...PINE RIDGE...OGLALA...KYLE...KADOKA...MARTIN...
WHITE RIVER...MISSION...WINNER...STURGIS...UNION CENTER...HERMOSA
353 AM MDT WED MAY 25 2016 /453 AM CDT WED MAY 25 2016/

...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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