Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
322 AM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

.DISCUSSION...Skies will be partly cloudy today with highs in the
upper 40s and 50s. Winds will be southeasterly, increasing to 15
to 25 mph across much of the area this afternoon. Relative
humidities will drop to 30 to 45 percent across the area in the
afternoon.

SDZ001-012-026-027-030-031-041-042-072>074-200030-
Harding-Butte-Rapid City-Southern Foot Hills-Custer Co Plains-
Pennington Co Plains-Fall River-Oglala Lakota-
Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills-Southern Meade Co Plains-
Hermosa Foot Hills-
Including the cities of Buffalo, Belle Fourche, Rapid City,
Edgemont, Hot Springs, Folsom, Wall, Ardmore, Oelrichs,
Pine Ridge, Oglala, Kyle, Sturgis, Union Center, and Hermosa
322 AM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...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 Friday afternoon, The grassland fire danger index
will reach the moderate category.


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SDZ002-013-014-025-032-043-044-200030-
Perkins-Northern Meade Co Plains-Ziebach-Northern Foot Hills-
Haakon-Jackson-Bennett-
Including the cities of Lemmon, Bison, Faith, Dupree, Spearfish,
Philip, Kadoka, and Martin
322 AM MDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...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 Friday afternoon, The grassland fire danger index
will reach the moderate category.


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SDZ046-047-049-200030-
Mellette-Todd-Tripp-
Including the cities of White River, Mission, and Winner
422 AM CDT Thu Apr 19 2018

...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 Friday afternoon, The grassland fire danger index
will reach the low category.


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