Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
331 AM MDT FRI APR 11 2014

.DISCUSSION...ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TODAY AS
WARMER AIR MOVES IN FROM THE SOUTHWEST. LOW PRESSURE WILL CROSS
THE AREA LATER TODAY INTO TONIGHT...BUT WITH NO PRECIPITATION
EXPECTED. HOWEVER AHEAD OF THE LOW PRESSURE...BREEZY SOUTHWEST
WINDS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS SOUTHWEST SOUTH DAKOTA. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL DROP TO 19 TO 24 PERCENT.

SDZ041>044-047-120030-
FALL RIVER-SHANNON-JACKSON-BENNETT-TODD-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...ARDMORE...OELRICHS...PINE RIDGE...
KYLE...KADOKA...MARTIN...MISSION
331 AM MDT FRI APR 11 2014 /431 AM CDT FRI APR 11 2014/

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


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SDZ027-030>032-046-049-073-074-120030-
SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-CUSTER CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-
MELLETTE-TRIPP-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...EDGEMONT...HOT SPRINGS...FOLSOM...
WALL...PHILIP...WHITE RIVER...WINNER...UNION CENTER...HERMOSA
331 AM MDT FRI APR 11 2014 /431 AM CDT FRI APR 11 2014/

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


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SDZ001-002-012>014-025-026-072-120030-
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...LEMMON...BISON...
BELLE FOURCHE...FAITH...DUPREE...SPEARFISH...RAPID CITY...STURGIS
331 AM MDT FRI APR 11 2014

...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 SATURDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.


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