Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
246 AM MST SAT JAN 24 2015

.DISCUSSION...A FAST MOVING COOL FRONT WILL BRING SOME RAIN AND
SNOW SHOWERS THIS MORNING WITH VERY WINDY CONDITIONS THIS
AFTERNOON. HIGHS WILL BE IN THE UPPER 40S TO MID 50S WITH MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITIES IN THE 40S AND 50S. NORTHWEST WINDS WILL
INCREASE TO 25 TO 45 MPH WITH GUSTS FROM 45 TO 60 MPH AT TIMES.

SDZ074-250045-
HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...HERMOSA
246 AM MST SAT JAN 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 SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.

$$

SDZ013-014-026-030>032-043-046-073-250045-
NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-RAPID CITY-CUSTER CO PLAINS-
PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-JACKSON-MELLETTE-
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...FAITH...DUPREE...RAPID CITY...FOLSOM...
WALL...PHILIP...KADOKA...WHITE RIVER...UNION CENTER
246 AM MST SAT JAN 24 2015 /346 AM CST SAT JAN 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 SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.

$$






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