Rangeland Fire Danger Forecast


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Rangeland Fire Danger Statement...UPDATED
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
753 AM MDT Mon Oct 15 2018
.DISCUSSION...This week will be mild and dry. Today and Tuesday,
northwest winds will be gusty across the western South Dakota
plains, especially northwestern South Dakota. 
SDZ001-002-013-014-160015-
Harding-Perkins-Northern Meade Co Plains-Ziebach-
Including the cities of Buffalo, Lemmon, Bison, Faith, and Dupree
753 AM MDT Mon Oct 15 2018
...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 Tuesday afternoon, The grassland fire danger
index will reach the high category. 
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SDZ012-025-031-032-043-046-072-073-160015-
Butte-Northern Foot Hills-Pennington Co Plains-Haakon-Jackson-
Mellette-Sturgis/Piedmont Foot Hills-Southern Meade Co Plains-
Including the cities of Belle Fourche, Spearfish, Wall, Philip, 
Kadoka, White River, Sturgis, and Union Center
753 AM MDT Mon Oct 15 2018 /853 AM CDT Mon Oct 15 2018/
...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 Tuesday afternoon, The grassland fire danger
index will reach the moderate category to high category. 
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SDZ026-027-030-041-042-044-047-049-074-160015-
Rapid City-Southern Foot Hills-Custer Co Plains-Fall River-
Oglala Lakota-Bennett-Todd-Tripp-Hermosa Foot Hills-
Including the cities of Rapid City, Edgemont, Hot Springs, 
Folsom, Ardmore, Oelrichs, Pine Ridge, Oglala, Kyle, Martin, 
Mission, Winner, and Hermosa
753 AM MDT Mon Oct 15 2018 /853 AM CDT Mon Oct 15 2018/
...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 Tuesday afternoon, The grassland fire danger
index will reach the moderate category to high category. 
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