Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
257 AM MST Thu Nov 23 2017

.DISCUSSION...The Grassland Fire Danger Index will be in the
moderate to high categories this afternoon. High temperatures will
be in the upper 60s to the lower 70s with minimum relative
humidity ranging from 27 to 37 percent. Southwesterly winds of 10
to 20 MPH are expected.

On Friday...The Grassland Fire Danger Index will be in the very
high category over much of the area due to gusty northwest winds.

SDZ001-002-012-025-030-031-041>044-047-232230-
Harding-Perkins-Butte-Northern Foot Hills-Custer Co Plains-
Pennington Co Plains-Fall River-Oglala Lakota-Jackson-Bennett-
Todd-
Including the cities of Buffalo, Lemmon, Bison, Belle Fourche,
Spearfish, Folsom, Wall, Ardmore, Oelrichs, Pine Ridge, Oglala,
Kyle, Kadoka, Martin, and Mission
257 AM MST Thu Nov 23 2017 /357 AM CST Thu Nov 23 2017/

...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 high category to very high category.


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SDZ013-014-026-027-032-046-049-072>074-232230-
Northern Meade Co Plains-Ziebach-Rapid City-Southern Foot Hills-
Haakon-Mellette-Tripp-Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills-
Southern Meade Co Plains-Hermosa Foot Hills-
Including the cities of Faith, Dupree, Rapid City, Edgemont,
Hot Springs, Philip, White River, Winner, Sturgis, Union Center,
and Hermosa
257 AM MST Thu Nov 23 2017 /357 AM CST Thu Nov 23 2017/

...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 high category to very high category.


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