Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
336 AM MDT THU APR 24 2014

...EXTREME GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER ACROSS MOST OF THE WESTERN AND
   SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA PLAINS THIS AFTERNOON...

.DISCUSSION...SKIES WILL BE MOSTLY SUNNY THROUGH MUCH OF THE DAY
WITH HIGHS IN THE 60S. WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 15
TO 30 MPH BY EARLY AFTERNOON ACROSS MOST OF THE AREA...WITH THE
STRONGEST WINDS OVER NORTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA. RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES WILL DROP TO 15 TO 25 PERCENT THIS AFTERNOON...LOWEST
VALUES OVER SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA.

SDZ001-002-012>014-031-032-043-044-046-047-049-073-250045-
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-
PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-JACKSON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...LEMMON...BISON...
BELLE FOURCHE...FAITH...DUPREE...WALL...PHILIP...KADOKA...
MARTIN...WHITE RIVER...MISSION...WINNER...UNION CENTER
336 AM MDT THU APR 24 2014 /436 AM CDT THU APR 24 2014/

...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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY TO VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


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SDZ025>027-030-041-042-072-074-250045-
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-
CUSTER CO PLAINS-FALL RIVER-SHANNON-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-
HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SPEARFISH...RAPID CITY...EDGEMONT...
HOT SPRINGS...FOLSOM...ARDMORE...OELRICHS...PINE RIDGE...KYLE...
STURGIS...HERMOSA
336 AM MDT THU APR 24 2014

...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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY TO VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


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