Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RFDUNR

RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
408 AM MDT WED APR 19 2017

.DISCUSSION...PERIODS OF RAIN WILL CONTINUE ACROSS THE AREA
THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY, WITH ISOLATED THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS
SOUTHERN SOUTH DAKOTA THIS MORNING. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN
THE MID 40S TO LOWER 50S. WINDS WILL MOSTLY BE FROM THE EAST TO
NORTHEAST AT 10 TO 20 MPH, BECOMING NORTHERLY LATE IN THE DAY.
RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL STAY ABOVE 50 PERCENT THROUGH THE DAY.

SDZ001-002-012>014-025>027-030>032-041>044-046-047-049-072>074-
200045-
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-
OGLALA LAKOTA-JACKSON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-
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, OGLALA,
KYLE, KADOKA, MARTIN, WHITE RIVER, MISSION, WINNER, STURGIS,
UNION CENTER, AND HERMOSA
408 AM MDT WED APR 19 2017 /508 AM CDT WED APR 19 2017/

...LOW FIRE DANGER...

THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY THIS
AFTERNOON. FAVORABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A HIGH MOISTURE
CONTENT OF GRASSES, AND OTHER DRY ORGANIC MATERIAL ON THE GROUND,
INDICATE THAT THE PROBABILITY OF A FIRE OCCURRENCE IS LOW.
OUTDOOR BURNING UNDER THESE CONDITIONS CAN USUALLY BE PERFORMED
WITH REASONABLE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS.

THE OUTLOOK FOR THURSDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.


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