Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
258 AM MDT SUN APR 12 2015

.DISCUSSION...COOLER BUT DRIER AIR WILL MOVE INTO THE AREA TODAY
BEHIND A COLD FRONT. GUSTY NW WINDS ARE EXPECTED ACROSS THE AREA
TODAY. THE WINDIEST CONDITIONS WILL OCCUR OVER NW SD THROUGH THE
DAY...AT 25 TO 40 MPH WITH GUSTS UP TO 50 MPH. RH VALUES WILL BE
IN THE 20 TO 30 PERCENT RANGE FOR MOST OF THE DAY. AS DRIER AIR
CONTINUES TO MOVE IN...RH VALUES WILL DROP FURTHER...FOR A COUPLE
HOURS OR SO...DOWN TO 18 TO 25 PERCENT ACROSS MOST AREAS. AS A
RESULT THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER WILL BE IN THE VERY HIGH TO
EXTREME CATEGORYIES FOR MUCH OF THE WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA PLAINS.

HIGH RPESSURE ACROSS THE REGION WILL BRING MOSTLY SUNNY SKIES TO
THE AREA MONDAY ALONG WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE 60S. WINDS WILL
GENERALLY BE IN THE 5 TO 15 MPH RANGE. THIS WILL RESULT IN A
GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER OF MODERATE TO HIGH.

SDZ001-002-012>014-032-073-130030-
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-HAAKON-
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...LEMMON...BISON...
BELLE FOURCHE...FAITH...DUPREE...PHILIP...UNION CENTER
258 AM MDT SUN APR 12 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 MODERATE CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.


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SDZ025-026-030-031-041>044-046-047-049-072-130030-
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-CUSTER CO PLAINS-
PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-FALL RIVER-SHANNON-JACKSON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-
TODD-TRIPP-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SPEARFISH...RAPID CITY...FOLSOM...
WALL...ARDMORE...OELRICHS...PINE RIDGE...KYLE...KADOKA...MARTIN...
WHITE RIVER...MISSION...WINNER...STURGIS
258 AM MDT SUN APR 12 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 HIGH CATEGORY.


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SDZ027-074-130030-
SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...EDGEMONT...HOT SPRINGS...HERMOSA
258 AM MDT SUN APR 12 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 MODERATE CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.


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