Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
242 AM MDT SAT AUG 1 2015

.DISCUSSION...AN UPPER LEVEL RIDGE WILL REMAIN OVER THE WESTERN
UNITED STATES THROUGH THE WEEKEND...BRINGING MOSTLY DRY
WEATHER. A WEAK COLD FRONT WILL CROSS THE AREA TODAY BRIGNING
DRIER NORTHWEST WINDS BEHIND IT. AHEAD OF THE FRONT...ISOLATED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ARE POSSIBLE FROM THE BLACK HILLS AREA
TO SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA. VERY WARM TEMPERATURES AREA
STILL...WITH RATHER LOW AFTERNOON RELATIVE HUMIDITIES. MINIMUM
RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES WILL BE IN THE TEENS ACROSS NORTHEAST
WYOMING AND NORTHWEST SOUTH DAKOTA...AND THE 20S ACROSS THE REST
OF WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA. A MORE ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN IS EXPECTED
TO DEVELOP DURING THE FIRST HALF OF NEXT WEEK...WITH INCREASING
CHANCES FOR SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS.

SDZ001-020015-
HARDING-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO
242 AM MDT SAT AUG 1 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.


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SDZ002-012>014-032-073-020015-
PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-HAAKON-
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEMMON...BISON...BELLE FOURCHE...
FAITH...DUPREE...PHILIP...UNION CENTER
242 AM MDT SAT AUG 1 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 SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.


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SDZ025>027-030-031-041>044-046-047-049-072-074-020015-
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-
CUSTER CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-FALL RIVER-SHANNON-JACKSON-
BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-
HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SPEARFISH...RAPID CITY...EDGEMONT...
HOT SPRINGS...FOLSOM...WALL...ARDMORE...OELRICHS...PINE RIDGE...
KYLE...KADOKA...MARTIN...WHITE RIVER...MISSION...WINNER...
STURGIS...HERMOSA
242 AM MDT SAT AUG 1 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 SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.


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