Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
301 AM MDT Sun Oct 22 2017

.DISCUSSION...Warmer air will return briefly today. The next cold
front will cross Sunday night, bringing a few showers, gusty
winds, and cooler air for early next week. The strongest winds
will be Monday afternoon across the northwest and west central
South Dakota plains.

SDZ001-002-012-013-027-031-041-042-230030-
Harding-Perkins-Butte-Northern Meade Co Plains-
Southern Foot Hills-Pennington Co Plains-Fall River-Oglala Lakota-
Including the cities of Buffalo, Lemmon, Bison, Belle Fourche,
Faith, Edgemont, Hot Springs, Wall, Ardmore, Oelrichs,
Pine Ridge, Oglala, and Kyle
301 AM MDT Sun Oct 22 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 very high category to extreme category.


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SDZ014-025-026-030-032-043-044-046-047-072>074-230030-
Ziebach-Northern Foot Hills-Rapid City-Custer Co Plains-Haakon-
Jackson-Bennett-Mellette-Todd-Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills-
Southern Meade Co Plains-Hermosa Foot Hills-
Including the cities of Dupree, Spearfish, Rapid City, Folsom,
Philip, Kadoka, Martin, White River, Mission, Sturgis,
Union Center, and Hermosa
301 AM MDT Sun Oct 22 2017 /401 AM CDT Sun Oct 22 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.


$$

SDZ049-230030-
Tripp-
Including the city of Winner
401 AM CDT Sun Oct 22 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 very high category.


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