Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
301 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015

.DISCUSSION...VERY WARM AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL BE FOUND ACROSS
THE AREA TODAY. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE MID 70S TO LOWER
80S WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 15 TO 25 PERCENT. WINDS WILL
BE SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST AT 15 TO 30 MPH. A STRONG COLD FRONT WILL
MOVE ACROSS WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA LATE THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING.
BEHIND THE COLD FRONT...WINDS WILL SHIFT TO THE NORTHWEST AND INCREASE TO
30 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 60 MPH.

ON SUNDAY...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX IS EXPECTED TO BE IN
THE HIGH TO VERY HIGH CATEGORIES.

SDZ001-002-012>014-025>027-030>032-041>044-046-047-072>074-290000-
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-SHANNON-
JACKSON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-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...KYLE...KADOKA...MARTIN...WHITE RIVER...
MISSION...STURGIS...UNION CENTER...HERMOSA
301 AM MDT SAT MAR 28 2015 /401 AM CDT SAT MAR 28 2015/

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


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SDZ049-290000-
TRIPP-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...WINNER
401 AM CDT SAT MAR 28 2015

...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 SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


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