Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
211 AM MDT WED AUG 26 2015

.DISCUSSION...WARM AND MOIST AIR WILL BE BROUGHT INTO THE AREA
TODAY AHEAD OF AN UPPER LEVEL DISTURBANCE. HIGHS WILL BE IN THE
UPPER 80S TO UPPER 90S...WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES 30
TO 40 PERCENT. SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED FOR THE
AFTERNOON AND EVENING. SOME STORMS MAY BE MARGINALLY SEVERE WITH
SMALL HAIL AND GUSTY WINDS.

SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE EXPECTED TO CONTINUE INTO
THURSDAY. TEMPERATURES WILL BE COOLER...WITH HIGHS IN THE MID 70S TO
MID 80S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL BE 40 TO 50
PERCENT.

SDZ001-012-013-270015-
HARDING-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...BELLE FOURCHE...FAITH
211 AM MDT WED AUG 26 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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.


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SDZ002-014-025-031-032-041>044-072-073-270015-
PERKINS-ZIEBACH-NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-
FALL RIVER-SHANNON-JACKSON-BENNETT-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEMMON...BISON...DUPREE...SPEARFISH...
WALL...PHILIP...ARDMORE...OELRICHS...PINE RIDGE...KYLE...KADOKA...
MARTIN...STURGIS...UNION CENTER
211 AM MDT WED AUG 26 2015

...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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.


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SDZ026-027-030-046-047-049-074-270015-
RAPID CITY-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-CUSTER CO PLAINS-MELLETTE-TODD-
TRIPP-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...RAPID CITY...EDGEMONT...HOT SPRINGS...
FOLSOM...WHITE RIVER...MISSION...WINNER...HERMOSA
211 AM MDT WED AUG 26 2015 /311 AM CDT WED AUG 26 2015/

...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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