Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
318 AM MDT Thu May 17 2018

.DISCUSSION...Clouds will increase in the afternoon with chances
for showers and thunderstorms across much of western South Dakota
by late afternoon. High temperatures will be in the 80s with
relative humidities dropping to 30 to 40 percent in the afternoon.
Winds will be southerly at 10 to 20 mph, with some higher gusts in
the late morning and afternoon.

SDZ044-180045-
Bennett-
Including the city of Martin
318 AM MDT Thu May 17 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.


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SDZ001-002-012>014-025>027-030>032-041>043-046-047-049-072>074-
180045-
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-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, White River, Mission, Winner, Sturgis,
Union Center, and Hermosa
318 AM MDT Thu May 17 2018 /418 AM CDT Thu May 17 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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