Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
442 AM MDT TUE MAR 24 2015

.DISCUSSION...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL RANGE FROM THE
HIGH TO VERY HIGH CATEGORIES TODAY. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN
THE 50S AND 60S ON THE PLAINS WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY
RANGING FROM 20 PERCENT OVER SOUTHWEST SOUTH DAKOTA...TO 45
PERCENT IN NORTHWEST SOUTH DAKOTA. GUSTY WESTERLY WINDS CAN BE
EXPECTED TODAY...ESPECIALLY IN NORTHWEST SOUTH DAKOTA. RAIN
SHOWERS WILL END THIS MORNING ACROSS NORTHWEST SOUTH DAKOTA...WITH
ONLY A SLIGHT CHANCE FOR A SHOWER THIS AFTERNOON.

ON WEDNESDAY...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX IS EXPECTED TO
RANGE FROM THE MODERATE TO VERY HIGH CATEGORIES.

SDZ012>014-025-030>032-041>044-046-047-072-073-250000-
BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-
CUSTER CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-FALL RIVER-SHANNON-
JACKSON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BELLE FOURCHE...FAITH...DUPREE...
SPEARFISH...FOLSOM...WALL...PHILIP...ARDMORE...OELRICHS...
PINE RIDGE...KYLE...KADOKA...MARTIN...WHITE RIVER...MISSION...
STURGIS...UNION CENTER
442 AM MDT TUE MAR 24 2015 /542 AM CDT TUE MAR 24 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 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.


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SDZ001-002-026-027-049-074-250000-
HARDING-PERKINS-RAPID CITY-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-TRIPP-
HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...LEMMON...BISON...RAPID CITY...
EDGEMONT...HOT SPRINGS...WINNER...HERMOSA
442 AM MDT TUE MAR 24 2015 /542 AM CDT TUE MAR 24 2015/

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


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