Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
237 AM MST Thu Nov 16 2017

.DISCUSSION...Partly cloudy skies are expected today with highs
ranging from around 50 near Lemmon to near 70 over southwest South
Dakota. Minimum relative humidities will dip to the 20s with some
30s across northwest South Dakota. Southeast winds will average 10
to 20 MPH, 15 to 25 MPH over far southern South Dakota.

SDZ041>044-047-170115-
Fall River-Oglala Lakota-Jackson-Bennett-Todd-
Including the cities of Ardmore, Oelrichs, Pine Ridge, Oglala,
Kyle, Kadoka, Martin, and Mission
237 AM MST Thu Nov 16 2017 /337 AM CST Thu Nov 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 Friday afternoon, The grassland fire danger index
will reach the low category to moderate category.


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SDZ025>027-030>032-046-049-074-170115-
Northern Foot Hills-Rapid City-Southern Foot Hills-
Custer Co Plains-Pennington Co Plains-Haakon-Mellette-Tripp-
Hermosa Foot Hills-
Including the cities of Spearfish, Rapid City, Edgemont,
Hot Springs, Folsom, Wall, Philip, White River, Winner,
and Hermosa
237 AM MST Thu Nov 16 2017 /337 AM CST Thu Nov 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 Friday afternoon, The grassland fire danger index
will reach the low category to moderate category.


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SDZ001-002-012>014-072-073-170115-
Harding-Perkins-Butte-Northern Meade Co Plains-Ziebach-
Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills-Southern Meade Co Plains-
Including the cities of Buffalo, Lemmon, Bison, Belle Fourche,
Faith, Dupree, Sturgis, and Union Center
237 AM MST Thu Nov 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 Friday afternoon, The grassland fire danger index
will reach the low category to moderate category.


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