Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
241 AM MDT SUN MAR 19 2017

.DISCUSSION...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL RANGE FROM
THE HIGH TO EXTREME CATEGORIES TODAY. IT WILL BE PARTLY CLOUDY
TODAY WITH BREEZY WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH, STRONGEST OVER SOUTHWEST
SOUTH DAKOTA. HIGHS WILL RANGE FROM AROUND 65 NORTH TO NEAR 80
SOUTH. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL RANGE FROM 15 TO 25 PERCENT,
LOWEST OVER SOUTHWEST SOUTH DAKOTA.

SDZ027-030-041-200100-
SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-CUSTER CO PLAINS-FALL RIVER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF EDGEMONT, HOT SPRINGS, FOLSOM, ARDMORE,
AND OELRICHS
241 AM MDT SUN MAR 19 2017

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


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SDZ001-012>014-026-031-032-042>044-046-047-049-072>074-200100-
HARDING-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-RAPID CITY-
PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-OGLALA LAKOTA-JACKSON-BENNETT-
MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BUFFALO, BELLE FOURCHE, FAITH, DUPREE,
RAPID CITY, WALL, PHILIP, PINE RIDGE, OGLALA, KYLE, KADOKA,
MARTIN, WHITE RIVER, MISSION, WINNER, STURGIS, UNION CENTER,
AND HERMOSA
241 AM MDT SUN MAR 19 2017 /341 AM CDT SUN MAR 19 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 MONDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX
WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.


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SDZ002-025-200100-
PERKINS-NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF LEMMON, BISON, AND SPEARFISH
241 AM MDT SUN MAR 19 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 MONDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX
WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.


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