Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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FNUS63 KUNR 170853

Rangeland Fire Danger Statement
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
253 AM MDT Sat Mar 17 2018

.DISCUSSION...Skies will be mostly cloudy early this morning with
areas of fog, but giving way to mostly sunny skies later this
morning as the fog dissipates. Highs will range from the lower to
mid 30s where snow cover is heavy, to the lower to mid 40s where
snow cover is light. Minimum relative humidities will drop to
only 70 to 80 percent where there is snow cover, to 55 to 65
percent where snow cover is minimal. Winds will be southeast at 10
to 15 mph.

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
253 AM MDT Sat Mar 17 2018 /353 AM CDT Sat Mar 17 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 Sunday afternoon, The grassland fire danger index
will reach the low category.


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