Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
317 AM MDT SAT APR 19 2014

.DISCUSSION...SKIES WILL BE MOSTLY SUNNY TODAY WITH HIGH
TEMPERATURES IN THE 60S AND LOWER 70S...WARMEST TO THE SOUTH AND
EAST OF THE BLACK HILLS. WINDS WILL BE NORTHWESTERLY AT 10
TO 20 MPH...STRONGEST OVER NORTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA. RELATIVE
HUMIDITIES WILL DROP TO 20 TO 30 PERCENT IN THE AFTERNOON.

SDZ001-002-012>014-200100-
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...LEMMON...BISON...
BELLE FOURCHE...FAITH...DUPREE
317 AM MDT SAT APR 19 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 SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


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SDZ025>027-030>032-041>044-046-047-049-072>074-200100-
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-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...SPEARFISH...RAPID CITY...EDGEMONT...
HOT SPRINGS...FOLSOM...WALL...PHILIP...ARDMORE...OELRICHS...
PINE RIDGE...KYLE...KADOKA...MARTIN...WHITE RIVER...MISSION...
WINNER...STURGIS...UNION CENTER...HERMOSA
317 AM MDT SAT APR 19 2014 /417 AM CDT SAT APR 19 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 SUNDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY TO VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


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