Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast
Issued by NWS Rapid City, SD

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RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
242 AM MDT TUE MAY 5 2015

.DISCUSSION...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL RANGE FROM THE
LOW TO HIGH CATEGORIES TODAY. THERE IS A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND
THUNDERSTORMS...MAINLY IN THE AFTERNOON. HIGHS WILL BE IN MID 60S
TO MID 70S WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES OF 42 TO 62 PERCENT.
SOUTHEAST WINDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH ARE EXPECTED...WITH HIGHER GUSTS
IN NORTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA.

SDZ001-002-014-060000-
HARDING-PERKINS-ZIEBACH-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...LEMMON...BISON...DUPREE
242 AM MDT TUE MAY 5 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 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.


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SDZ012-013-031-032-043-046-047-049-073-060000-
BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-
JACKSON-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BELLE FOURCHE...FAITH...WALL...PHILIP...
KADOKA...WHITE RIVER...MISSION...WINNER...UNION CENTER
242 AM MDT TUE MAY 5 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 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.


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SDZ025>027-030-041-042-044-072-074-060000-
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-
CUSTER CO PLAINS-FALL RIVER-SHANNON-BENNETT-
STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...SPEARFISH...RAPID CITY...EDGEMONT...
HOT SPRINGS...FOLSOM...ARDMORE...OELRICHS...PINE RIDGE...KYLE...
MARTIN...STURGIS...HERMOSA
242 AM MDT TUE MAY 5 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 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.


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