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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
249 AM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017

.DISCUSSION...Warm, dry, and breezy weather is expected today
across central to southwest South Dakota ahead of a cold front.
Chances for showers will increase through afternoon across far
western areas. High temperatures on the plains will range from 65
northwest to 88 southeast and the minimum relative humidity will
range from near 45 percent over far northwestern South Dakota to
around 18 percent over southwest and south central South Dakota.
Southwesterly winds of 15 to 25 MPH will veer northwest behind the
advancing cold front.

Fall River-Oglala Lakota-Jackson-Bennett-
Including the cities of Ardmore, Oelrichs, Pine Ridge, Oglala,
Kyle, Kadoka, and Martin
249 AM MDT Tue Sep 19 2017

...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 Wednesday afternoon, The grassland fire danger
index will reach the extreme category.


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