Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
National Weather Service RAPID CITY SD
255 AM MDT Wed Oct 18 2017

.DISCUSSION...Today will be slightly cooler than yesterday, and
minimum relative humidity values will be slightly higher. Gusty
northwest winds are expected this morning across the western South
Dakota plains, but they should diminish this afternoon. Similar
relative humidity values are expected for Thursday.

SDZ001-002-013-190015-
Harding-Perkins-Northern Meade Co Plains-
Including the cities of Buffalo, Lemmon, Bison, and Faith
255 AM MDT Wed Oct 18 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 Thursday afternoon, The grassland fire danger
index will reach the high category.


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SDZ012-014-025-026-031-032-043-072-073-190015-
Butte-Ziebach-Northern Foot Hills-Rapid City-Pennington Co Plains-
Haakon-Jackson-Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills-
Southern Meade Co Plains-
Including the cities of Belle Fourche, Dupree, Spearfish,
Rapid City, Wall, Philip, Kadoka, Sturgis, and Union Center
255 AM MDT Wed Oct 18 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 Thursday afternoon, The grassland fire danger
index will reach the high category.


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SDZ027-030-041-042-044-046-047-049-074-190015-
Southern Foot Hills-Custer Co Plains-Fall River-Oglala Lakota-
Bennett-Mellette-Todd-Tripp-Hermosa Foot Hills-
Including the cities of Edgemont, Hot Springs, Folsom, Ardmore,
Oelrichs, Pine Ridge, Oglala, Kyle, Martin, White River, Mission,
Winner, and Hermosa
255 AM MDT Wed Oct 18 2017 /355 AM CDT Wed Oct 18 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 Thursday afternoon, The grassland fire danger
index will reach the moderate category to high category.


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