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 TUE JUL 26 2016

.DISCUSSION...A LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL BRING CHANCES FOR
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS TO THE AREA TODAY...WITH THE BEST
CHANCES FROM THE BLACK HILLS SOUTHEAST. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE
IN THE 90S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL BE 25 TO 35 PERCENT.
WINDS WILL BE EASTERLY TO SOUTHERLY AT 15 TO 25 MPH...WITH THE
STRONGEST WINDS ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA AND NORTHWEST
SOUTH DAKOTA.

ON WEDNESDAY...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX IS EXPECTED TO BE
IN THE LOW TO HIGH CATEGORY.

SDZ001-002-012>014-025-027-030>032-041>043-046-072-073-270000-
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-CUSTER CO PLAINS-
PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-FALL RIVER-OGLALA LAKOTA-JACKSON-
MELLETTE-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...LEMMON...BISON...
BELLE FOURCHE...FAITH...DUPREE...SPEARFISH...EDGEMONT...
HOT SPRINGS...FOLSOM...WALL...PHILIP...ARDMORE...OELRICHS...
PINE RIDGE...OGLALA...KYLE...KADOKA...WHITE RIVER...STURGIS...
UNION CENTER
231 AM MDT TUE JUL 26 2016 /331 AM CDT TUE JUL 26 2016/

...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 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.


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SDZ026-044-047-049-074-270000-
RAPID CITY-BENNETT-TODD-TRIPP-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...RAPID CITY...MARTIN...MISSION...
WINNER...HERMOSA
231 AM MDT TUE JUL 26 2016 /331 AM CDT TUE JUL 26 2016/

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


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