Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
246 AM MDT MON SEP 19 2016

.DISCUSSION...HIGH PRESSURE WILL BUILD ACROSS THE AREA TODAY. HIGH
TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM THE MID 70S TO LOWER 80S, WITH
MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 20 TO 30 PERCENT. WINDS WILL BE
NORTHWEST 10 TO 20 MPH ACROSS NORTHWEST SOUTH DAKOTA AND VARIABLE
AROUND 10 MPH ELSEWHERE.

SDZ001-002-014-200030-
HARDING-PERKINS-ZIEBACH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...LEMMON...BISON...DUPREE
246 AM MDT MON SEP 19 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 TUESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY.


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SDZ012-013-025>027-030>032-041-072>074-200030-
BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-
SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-CUSTER CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-
FALL RIVER-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BELLE FOURCHE...FAITH...SPEARFISH...
RAPID CITY...EDGEMONT...HOT SPRINGS...FOLSOM...WALL...PHILIP...
ARDMORE...OELRICHS...STURGIS...UNION CENTER...HERMOSA
246 AM MDT MON SEP 19 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 TUESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY TO VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


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SDZ042>044-046-047-049-200030-
OGLALA LAKOTA-JACKSON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...PINE RIDGE...OGLALA...KYLE...KADOKA...
MARTIN...WHITE RIVER...MISSION...WINNER
246 AM MDT MON SEP 19 2016 /346 AM CDT MON SEP 19 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 TUESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.


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