Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
National Weather Service RAPID CITY SD
202 AM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017

.DISCUSSION...Today will be warm and dry, with highs near 90 and
minimum relative humidity values around 10 to 35 percent. Chances
for showers and thunderstorms return Thursday and Friday.

SDZ001-012-014-025>027-030>032-041>044-046-047-072>074-240015-
Harding-Butte-Ziebach-Northern Foot Hills-Rapid City-
Southern Foot Hills-Custer Co Plains-Pennington Co Plains-Haakon-
Fall River-Oglala Lakota-Jackson-Bennett-Mellette-Todd-
Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills-Southern Meade Co Plains-
Hermosa Foot Hills-
Including the cities of Buffalo, Belle Fourche, Dupree,
Spearfish, Rapid City, Edgemont, Hot Springs, Folsom, Wall,
Philip, Ardmore, Oelrichs, Pine Ridge, Oglala, Kyle, Kadoka,
Martin, White River, Mission, Sturgis, Union Center, and Hermosa
202 AM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017 /302 AM CDT Wed Aug 23 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 moderate category to very high category.


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SDZ002-013-049-240015-
Perkins-Northern Meade Co Plains-Tripp-
Including the cities of Lemmon, Bison, Faith, and Winner
202 AM MDT Wed Aug 23 2017 /302 AM CDT Wed Aug 23 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 low category to high category.


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