Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
356 AM MDT WED APR 23 2014

.DISCUSSION...A COLD FRONT WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA THIS
MORNING...SWITCHING WINDS TO THE NORTHWEST AND INCREASING THEM TO
15 TO 30 MPH IN MOST AREAS. THE STRONGEST WINDS WILL BE ACROSS THE
NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA PLAINS...WHERE GUSTS TO
AROUND 45 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED. SKIES WILL BE VARIABLY CLOUDY WITH
ISOLATED RAIN SHOWERS. A THUNDERSTORM IS POSSIBLE ACROSS SOUTH
CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA DURING THE MIDDAY AND EARLY AFTERNOON HOURS,
HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL RANGE FROM THE LOWER 60S ACROSS FAR
NORTHWEST SOUTH DAKOTA...TO THE MID 70S OVER SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH
DAKOTA. RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL LOWER TO 25 TO 35 PERCENT IN THE
AFTERNOON.

THE OUTLOOK FOR THURSDAY IS FOR EXTREME GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA.


SDZ001-002-012>014-026-027-030>032-041>044-046-047-049-072>074-
240030-
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-RAPID CITY-
SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-CUSTER CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-
FALL RIVER-SHANNON-JACKSON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-
STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...LEMMON...BISON...
BELLE FOURCHE...FAITH...DUPREE...RAPID CITY...EDGEMONT...
HOT SPRINGS...FOLSOM...WALL...PHILIP...ARDMORE...OELRICHS...
PINE RIDGE...KYLE...KADOKA...MARTIN...WHITE RIVER...MISSION...
WINNER...STURGIS...UNION CENTER...HERMOSA
356 AM MDT WED APR 23 2014 /456 AM CDT WED APR 23 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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY TO EXTREME CATEGORY.


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SDZ025-240030-
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SPEARFISH
356 AM MDT WED APR 23 2014

...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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE EXTREME CATEGORY.


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