Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
502 AM MDT MON AUG 22 2016

.DISCUSSION...HOT AND VERY DRY WEATHER IS EXPECTED TODAY. A
DEEPLY MIXED LOWER ATMOSPHERE WILL BRING MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY
VALUES DOWN TO 8 TO 25 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY
EVENING...AND GUSTY WEST TO SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL DEVELOP. THE STRONGEST
WINDS WILL BE FOUND ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL SD.

AN UPPER LEVEL TROUGH WILL DRIVE A COLD FRONT INTO THE AREA
TUESDAY...BRINGING GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS AND MINIMUM RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES IN THE 20S.

SDZ027-030>032-041-043-074-230015-
SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-CUSTER CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-
FALL RIVER-JACKSON-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...EDGEMONT...HOT SPRINGS...FOLSOM...
WALL...PHILIP...ARDMORE...OELRICHS...KADOKA...HERMOSA
502 AM MDT MON AUG 22 2016

...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 TUESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY TO EXTREME CATEGORY.


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SDZ012>014-025-026-042-044-046-047-072-073-230015-
BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-
RAPID CITY-OGLALA LAKOTA-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-
STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BELLE FOURCHE...FAITH...DUPREE...
SPEARFISH...RAPID CITY...PINE RIDGE...OGLALA...KYLE...MARTIN...
WHITE RIVER...MISSION...STURGIS...UNION CENTER
502 AM MDT MON AUG 22 2016 /602 AM CDT MON AUG 22 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 TO EXTREME CATEGORY.


$$

SDZ001-002-049-230015-
HARDING-PERKINS-TRIPP-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...LEMMON...BISON...WINNER
502 AM MDT MON AUG 22 2016 /602 AM CDT MON AUG 22 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 EXTREME CATEGORY.


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