Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
342 AM MDT THU MAR 26 2015

.DISCUSSION...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL RANGE FROM THE
MODERATE TO LOW CATEGORIES TODAY. SCATTERED RAIN AND SNOW SHOWERS
CAN BE EXPECTED TODAY. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE MID 40S TO
LOWER 50S ON THE PLAINS WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY RANGING
FROM 35 TO 45 PERCENT. GUSTY NORTHWEST WINDS CAN ALSO BE EXPECTED
TODAY.

ON FRIDAY...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX IS EXPECTED TO
RANGE FROM THE HIGH TO VERY HIGH CATEGORIES.

SDZ026-027-030-041-042-074-270000-
RAPID CITY-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-CUSTER CO PLAINS-FALL RIVER-
SHANNON-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...RAPID CITY...EDGEMONT...HOT SPRINGS...
FOLSOM...ARDMORE...OELRICHS...PINE RIDGE...KYLE...HERMOSA
342 AM MDT THU MAR 26 2015

...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 HIGH CATEGORY TO VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


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SDZ001-002-012>014-025-031-032-043-044-046-047-049-072-073-270000-
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-JACKSON-BENNETT-
MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...LEMMON...BISON...
BELLE FOURCHE...FAITH...DUPREE...SPEARFISH...WALL...PHILIP...
KADOKA...MARTIN...WHITE RIVER...MISSION...WINNER...STURGIS...
UNION CENTER
342 AM MDT THU MAR 26 2015 /442 AM CDT THU MAR 26 2015/

...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 HIGH CATEGORY TO VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


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