Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
National Weather Service RAPID CITY SD
141 AM MDT Sun Oct 15 2017

.DISCUSSION...Relative humidity around 25 to 30 percent combined
with breezy northwest winds today will result in high to very high
fire danger across much of western South Dakota. Slightly drier
conditions and weaker winds are expected for Monday.

SDZ001-002-012-013-073-160015-
Harding-Perkins-Butte-Northern Meade Co Plains-
Southern Meade Co Plains-
Including the cities of Buffalo, Lemmon, Bison, Belle Fourche,
Faith, and Union Center
141 AM MDT Sun Oct 15 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 high category to very high category.


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SDZ014-025>027-030>032-041-043-072-074-160015-
Ziebach-Northern Foot Hills-Rapid City-Southern Foot Hills-
Custer Co Plains-Pennington Co Plains-Haakon-Fall River-Jackson-
Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills-Hermosa Foot Hills-
Including the cities of Dupree, Spearfish, Rapid City, Edgemont,
Hot Springs, Folsom, Wall, Philip, Ardmore, Oelrichs, Kadoka,
Sturgis, and Hermosa
141 AM MDT Sun Oct 15 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 to high category.


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SDZ042-044-046-047-049-160015-
Oglala Lakota-Bennett-Mellette-Todd-Tripp-
Including the cities of Pine Ridge, Oglala, Kyle, Martin,
White River, Mission, and Winner
141 AM MDT Sun Oct 15 2017 /241 AM CDT Sun Oct 15 2017/

...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 Monday afternoon, The grassland fire danger index
will reach the low category to moderate category.


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