Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
445 AM MDT THU JUL 21 2016

.DISCUSSION...TEMPERATURES WILL BE SLIGHTLY COOLER OVER FAR
WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA...WHERE HIGHS WILL BE IN THE 90S. VERY HOT
AND DRY CONDITIONS WILL PERSIST OVER CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA AS HIGHS
WILL REACH 100 TO 105. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL RANGE
FROM 20 TO 30 PERCENT. WIND WILL BE 10 TO 15 MPH. ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE OVER FAR SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA
THIS AFTERNOON...BUT ARE NOT EXPECTED TO PRODUCE MUCH RAIN.

SDZ001-012-027-041-072-212100-
HARDING-BUTTE-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-FALL RIVER-
STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...BELLE FOURCHE...EDGEMONT...
HOT SPRINGS...ARDMORE...OELRICHS...STURGIS
445 AM MDT THU JUL 21 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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY TO EXTREME CATEGORY.

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SDZ002-013-014-025-026-030>032-042-043-046-073-074-212100-
PERKINS-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-
RAPID CITY-CUSTER CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-
OGLALA LAKOTA-JACKSON-MELLETTE-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEMMON...BISON...FAITH...DUPREE...
SPEARFISH...RAPID CITY...FOLSOM...WALL...PHILIP...PINE RIDGE...
OGLALA...KYLE...KADOKA...WHITE RIVER...UNION CENTER...HERMOSA
445 AM MDT THU JUL 21 2016 /545 AM CDT THU JUL 21 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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY TO EXTREME CATEGORY.

$$

SDZ044-047-049-212100-
BENNETT-TODD-TRIPP-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...MARTIN...MISSION...WINNER
445 AM MDT THU JUL 21 2016 /545 AM CDT THU JUL 21 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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY TO VERY HIGH CATEGORY.

$$



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