Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
242 AM MDT Thu Sep 21 2017

.DISCUSSION...Dry and breezy weather is expected today. High
temperatures will range from around 70 northwest SD to around 90
in south central SD. The minimum relative humidity will range
from around 30 percent in northwest SD to around 20 percent in
southwest SD. Southwesterly winds of 10 to 20 MPH, with gusts to
30 mph will shift northwest behind an advancing cold front.

SDZ027-041>043-220000-
Southern Foot Hills-Fall River-Oglala Lakota-Jackson-
Including the cities of Edgemont, Hot Springs, Ardmore, Oelrichs,
Pine Ridge, Oglala, Kyle, and Kadoka
242 AM MDT Thu Sep 21 2017

...Extreme Fire Danger...

The grassland fire danger index will reach the extreme category
this afternoon. Extreme weather conditions or a very low moisture
content of grasses, and other dry organic material on the ground,
indicate that critical burning conditions exist. A fire will
start easily and has the potential to become large and spread
quickly becoming erratic with extreme behavioral characteristics.
No outdoor burning should take place.

The outlook for Friday afternoon, The grassland fire danger index
will reach the high category.


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SDZ013-026-030>032-044-046-047-073-074-220000-
Northern Meade Co Plains-Rapid City-Custer Co Plains-
Pennington Co Plains-Haakon-Bennett-Mellette-Todd-
Southern Meade Co Plains-Hermosa Foot Hills-
Including the cities of Faith, Rapid City, Folsom, Wall, Philip,
Martin, White River, Mission, Union Center, and Hermosa
242 AM MDT Thu Sep 21 2017 /342 AM CDT Thu Sep 21 2017/

...Very high Fire Danger...

The grassland fire danger index will reach the very high category
this afternoon. Very poor weather conditions or a very low
moisture content of grasses, and other dry organic material on
the ground, indicate that dangerous burning conditions exist.
Fires will spread rapidly and show erratic behavior. Outdoor
burning is not recommended.

The outlook for Friday afternoon, The grassland fire danger index
will reach the moderate category to high category.


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SDZ001-002-012-014-025-049-072-220000-
Harding-Perkins-Butte-Ziebach-Northern Foot Hills-Tripp-
Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills-
Including the cities of Buffalo, Lemmon, Bison, Belle Fourche,
Dupree, Spearfish, Winner, and Sturgis
242 AM MDT Thu Sep 21 2017 /342 AM CDT Thu Sep 21 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 moderate category to high category.


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