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FNUS63 KUNR 120907  
RFDUNR  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD  
207 AM MST TUE DEC 12 2017  
   
DISCUSSION
 
TODAY WILL BE MILD AND DRY, WITH LIGHT TO BREEZY  
WINDS. THIS WILL PLACE WESTERN SD IN THE MODERATE TO HIGH  
CATEGORIES. HIGHER MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY IS EXPECTED FOR  
WEDNESDAY, BUT VERY STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS WILL CREATE HIGH TO  
VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER.  
 
SDZ001-002-012>014-025>027-031-032-041-043-044-046-047-072-073-  
130115-  
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-  
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-  
PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-FALL RIVER-JACKSON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-  
TODD-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BUFFALO, LEMMON, BISON, BELLE FOURCHE,  
FAITH, DUPREE, SPEARFISH, RAPID CITY, EDGEMONT, HOT SPRINGS,  
WALL, PHILIP, ARDMORE, OELRICHS, KADOKA, MARTIN, WHITE RIVER,  
MISSION, STURGIS, AND UNION CENTER  
207 AM MST TUE DEC 12 2017 /307 AM CST TUE DEC 12 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 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER  
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY TO VERY HIGH CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
SDZ030-042-049-074-130115-  
CUSTER CO PLAINS-OGLALA LAKOTA-TRIPP-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF FOLSOM, PINE RIDGE, OGLALA, KYLE, WINNER,  
AND HERMOSA  
207 AM MST TUE DEC 12 2017 /307 AM CST TUE DEC 12 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 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER  
INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY TO VERY HIGH CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
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