Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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FNUS63 KUNR 180949

Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
349 AM MDT Sun Mar 18 2018

.DISCUSSION...Skies will become cloudy today as a storm
approaches. Areas of fog also will be found this morning over
parts of northwestern and west-central South Dakota. A wintry mix
will develop later today, with 3-6 inches of snow possible from
the central Black Hills through northwestern South Dakota by
midnight. Highs will be 35 to 45, with minimum relative
humidities of only 75 to 85 percent. Winds will transition to the
north at 10 to 15 mph this afternoon, except will be easterly over
south-central South Dakota.

Harding-Perkins-Butte-Northern Meade Co Plains-Ziebach-
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 Buffalo, Lemmon, Bison, Belle Fourche,
Faith, Dupree, Spearfish, Rapid City, Edgemont, Hot Springs,
Folsom, Wall, Philip, Ardmore, Oelrichs, Pine Ridge, Oglala,
Kyle, Kadoka, Martin, White River, Mission, Winner, Sturgis,
Union Center, and Hermosa
349 AM MDT Sun Mar 18 2018 /449 AM CDT Sun Mar 18 2018/


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



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