Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
329 AM MDT SUN APR 19 2015

.DISCUSSION...COOL AND WINDY WEATHER CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS THE
AREA TODAY UNDER VARIABLY CLOUDY SKIES. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE
IN THE LOW TO MID 50S. RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL DROP TO 30 TO 35
PERCENT IN THE AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL BE FROM THE NORTHWEST AT 20
TO 35 MPH DURING THE LATE MORNING AND AFTERNOON...WITH SOME GUSTS
TO 50 MPH ACROSS THE NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA
PLAINS.

SDZ001-200100-
HARDING-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO
329 AM MDT SUN APR 19 2015

...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 MONDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


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SDZ002-012>014-025-026-030>032-041>044-046-047-049-072>074-200100-
PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-CUSTER CO PLAINS-
PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-FALL RIVER-SHANNON-JACKSON-BENNETT-
MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEMMON...BISON...BELLE FOURCHE...
FAITH...DUPREE...SPEARFISH...RAPID CITY...FOLSOM...WALL...
PHILIP...ARDMORE...OELRICHS...PINE RIDGE...KYLE...KADOKA...
MARTIN...WHITE RIVER...MISSION...WINNER...STURGIS...
UNION CENTER...HERMOSA
329 AM MDT SUN APR 19 2015

...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 MONDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY TO VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


$$

SDZ027-200100-
SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...EDGEMONT...HOT SPRINGS
329 AM MDT SUN APR 19 2015

...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 MONDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY.


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