Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
National Weather Service RAPID CITY SD
231 AM MDT Sun Sep 17 2017

.DISCUSSION...The weather today will be partly cloudy and breezy.
There is a slight chance of thunderstorms over parts of far
southwestern South Dakota late this afternoon. High temperatures
will range from the lower 60s to lower 70s and the minimum
relative humidity will range from 35 to 45 percent. Southerly
winds will increase to 10 to 20 MPH this afternoon.

SDZ001-012-013-027-031-032-041>043-072-073-172230-
Harding-Butte-Northern Meade Co Plains-Southern Foot Hills-
Pennington Co Plains-Haakon-Fall River-Oglala Lakota-Jackson-
Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills-Southern Meade Co Plains-
Including the cities of Buffalo, Belle Fourche, Faith, Edgemont,
Hot Springs, Wall, Philip, Ardmore, Oelrichs, Pine Ridge, Oglala,
Kyle, Kadoka, Sturgis, and Union Center
231 AM MDT Sun Sep 17 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 high category to extreme category.


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SDZ002-014-025-026-030-044-046-047-074-172230-
Perkins-Ziebach-Northern Foot Hills-Rapid City-Custer Co Plains-
Bennett-Mellette-Todd-Hermosa Foot Hills-
Including the cities of Lemmon, Bison, Dupree, Spearfish,
Rapid City, Folsom, Martin, White River, Mission, and Hermosa
231 AM MDT Sun Sep 17 2017 /331 AM CDT Sun Sep 17 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 moderate category to very high category.


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SDZ049-172230-
Tripp-
Including the city of Winner
331 AM CDT Sun Sep 17 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 Monday afternoon, The grassland fire danger index
will reach the low category.


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