Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
433 AM MDT Mon May 17 2021

.DISCUSSION...Highs today will be in the 70s with minimum
relative humidity ranging from 30 percent in northwestern South
Dakota to 50 percent in south central South Dakota. Winds will be
southeast at 5 to 15 mph.

SDZ001-180100-
Harding-
Including the city of Buffalo
433 AM MDT Mon May 17 2021

...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 Tuesday afternoon, The grassland fire danger
index will remain in the high category.

$$

SDZ002-013-014-180100-
Perkins-Northern Meade Co Plains-Ziebach-
Including the cities of Lemmon, Bison, Faith, and Dupree
433 AM MDT Mon May 17 2021

...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 Tuesday afternoon, The grassland fire danger
index will remain in the moderate category.

$$

SDZ012-025>027-030>032-041>044-046-047-049-072>074-180100-
Butte-Northern Foot Hills-Rapid City-Southern Foot Hills-
Custer Co Plains-Pennington Co Plains-Haakon-Fall River-
Oglala Lakota-Jackson-Bennett-Mellette-Todd-Tripp-
Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills-Southern Meade Co Plains-
Hermosa Foot Hills-
Including the cities of Belle Fourche, Spearfish, Whitewood,
Rapid City, Edgemont, Hot Springs, Folsom, Box Elder, Caputa,
Wall, Philip, Ardmore, Oelrichs, Pine Ridge, Oglala, Kyle,
Kadoka, Martin, White River, Mission, Winner, Sturgis, Piedmont,
Summerset, Ellsworth AFB, Union Center, Hermosa, Buffalo Gap,
and Fairburn
433 AM MDT Mon May 17 2021 /533 AM CDT Mon May 17 2021/

...LOW FIRE DANGER...

The grassland fire danger index will reach the low category this
afternoon. Favorable weather conditions or a high moisture
content of grasses, and other dry organic material on the ground,
indicate that the probability of a fire occurrence is low.
Outdoor burning under these conditions can usually be performed
with reasonable safety precautions.

The outlook for Tuesday afternoon, The grassland fire danger
index will remain the low category.

$$


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