Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
406 AM MDT Thu Apr 26 2018

.DISCUSSION...Breezy and dry conditions are expected today as
a cold front moves south of the area. Minimum relative humidity
will range from 25 to 30 percent across much of the South Dakota
plains this afternoon. The breezy winds will push the rangeland
fire danger into the high category across much of the South Dakota
plains.

SDZ001-002-012>014-031-032-043-046-047-049-073-270100-
Harding-Perkins-Butte-Northern Meade Co Plains-Ziebach-
Pennington Co Plains-Haakon-Jackson-Mellette-Todd-Tripp-
Southern Meade Co Plains-
Including the cities of Buffalo, Lemmon, Bison, Belle Fourche,
Faith, Dupree, Wall, Philip, Kadoka, White River, Mission,
Winner, and Union Center
406 AM MDT Thu Apr 26 2018 /506 AM CDT Thu Apr 26 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 low category to high category.


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SDZ025-026-030-041-042-044-072-074-270100-
Northern Foot Hills-Rapid City-Custer Co Plains-Fall River-
Oglala Lakota-Bennett-Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills-
Hermosa Foot Hills-
Including the cities of Spearfish, Rapid City, Folsom, Ardmore,
Oelrichs, Pine Ridge, Oglala, Kyle, Martin, Sturgis, and Hermosa
406 AM MDT Thu Apr 26 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 low category to moderate category.


$$

SDZ027-270100-
Southern Foot Hills-
Including the cities of Edgemont and Hot Springs
406 AM MDT Thu Apr 26 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 moderate category.


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