110  
FNUS63 KUNR 230848  
RFDUNR  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD  
248 AM MDT TUE MAY 23 2017  
   
DISCUSSION
 
THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE OF SHOWERS TODAY OVER  
SOUTHWESTERN INTO CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE  
IN THE MID-50S TO THE MID-60S. THE MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL  
RANGE FROM AROUND 30 PERCENT IN FAR NORTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA TO  
AROUND 50 PERCENT IN SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA. NORTHERLY WINDS  
OF 15 TO 25 MPH ARE EXPECTED TODAY WITH GUSTS AS HIGH AS 35 MPH.  
 
SDZ001-002-012>014-025>027-030>032-041>044-046-047-049-072>074-  
232230-  
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-  
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-  
CUSTER CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-FALL RIVER-  
OGLALA LAKOTA-JACKSON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-  
STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-  
HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BUFFALO, LEMMON, BISON, BELLE FOURCHE,  
FAITH, DUPREE, SPEARFISH, RAPID CITY, EDGEMONT, HOT SPRINGS,  
FOLSOM, WALL, PHILIP, ARDMORE, OELRICHS, PINE RIDGE, OGLALA,  
KYLE, KADOKA, MARTIN, WHITE RIVER, MISSION, WINNER, STURGIS,  
UNION CENTER, AND HERMOSA  
248 AM MDT TUE MAY 23 2017 /348 AM CDT TUE MAY 23 2017/  
   
..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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