Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
National Weather Service RAPID CITY SD
234 AM MDT Sun Jul 16 2017

.DISCUSSION...Skies will be mostly sunny today with highs in the
around 100. Winds will be from the south to southwest at 10 to 20
mph, with gusts near 30 mph at times. Minimum relative humidity
will drop to around 15 percent in the afternoon.

SDZ001-002-012>014-026-030>032-043-072-073-170045-
Harding-Perkins-Butte-Northern Meade Co Plains-Ziebach-Rapid City-
Custer Co Plains-Pennington Co Plains-Haakon-Jackson-
Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills-Southern Meade Co Plains-
Including the cities of Buffalo, Lemmon, Bison, Belle Fourche,
Faith, Dupree, Rapid City, Folsom, Wall, Philip, Kadoka, Sturgis,
and Union Center
234 AM MDT Sun Jul 16 2017

...Extreme Fire Danger...

The grassland fire danger index will reach the extreme category
this afternoon. Extreme weather conditions or a very low moisture
content of grasses, and other dry organic material on the ground,
indicate that critical burning conditions exist. A fire will
start easily and has the potential to become large and spread
quickly becoming erratic with extreme behavioral characteristics.
No outdoor burning should take place.

The outlook for Monday afternoon, The grassland fire danger index
will reach the moderate category to high category.


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Northern Foot Hills-Southern Foot Hills-Fall River-Oglala Lakota-
Bennett-Mellette-Todd-Tripp-Hermosa Foot Hills-
Including the cities of Spearfish, Edgemont, Hot Springs,
Ardmore, Oelrichs, Pine Ridge, Oglala, Kyle, Martin, White River,
Mission, Winner, and Hermosa
234 AM MDT Sun Jul 16 2017 /334 AM CDT Sun Jul 16 2017/

...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 Monday afternoon, The grassland fire danger index
will reach the moderate category to high category.


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