223  
FNUS63 KUNR 260748  
RFDUNR  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD  
148 AM MDT MON JUN 26 2017  
   
DISCUSSION
 
MILD AND DRY WEATHER CONTINUES TODAY. HIGHS WILL BE  
IN THE MID 70S TO MID 80S, WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES  
20 TO 30 PERCENT. HIGHS TUESDAY WILL BE AROUND 90, AND CHANCES FOR  
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL RETURN. SOUTHERLY WINDS WILL BE  
GUSTY, ESPECIALLY ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL SD.  
 
SDZ012-073-270015-  
BUTTE-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BELLE FOURCHE AND UNION CENTER  
148 AM MDT MON JUN 26 2017  
   
..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 HIGH CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
SDZ001-002-013-014-025>027-030>032-041>043-046-072-270015-  
HARDING-PERKINS-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-MELLETTE-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BUFFALO, LEMMON, BISON, FAITH, DUPREE,  
SPEARFISH, RAPID CITY, EDGEMONT, HOT SPRINGS, FOLSOM, WALL,  
PHILIP, ARDMORE, OELRICHS, PINE RIDGE, OGLALA, KYLE, KADOKA,  
WHITE RIVER, AND STURGIS  
148 AM MDT MON JUN 26 2017 /248 AM CDT MON JUN 26 2017/  
   
..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.  
 

 
 
SDZ044-047-049-074-270015-  
BENNETT-TODD-TRIPP-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF MARTIN, MISSION, WINNER, AND HERMOSA  
148 AM MDT MON JUN 26 2017 /248 AM CDT MON JUN 26 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 TUESDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER  
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
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