415  
FNUS63 KUNR 160817  
RFDUNR  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD  
217 AM MDT MON OCT 16 2017  
   
DISCUSSION
 
LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY VALUES ARE EXPECTED TODAY AND  
TUESDAY. NORTHWEST WINDS WILL BE BREEZY ACROSS NORTHWESTERN SOUTH  
DAKOTA TODAY, RESULTING IN HIGH TO VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER.  
 
SDZ001-002-012-170030-  
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BUFFALO, LEMMON, BISON, AND BELLE FOURCHE  
217 AM MDT MON OCT 16 2017  
   
..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 TO VERY HIGH CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
SDZ013-014-025-027-041-072-073-170030-  
NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-  
SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-FALL RIVER-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-  
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF FAITH, DUPREE, SPEARFISH, EDGEMONT,  
HOT SPRINGS, ARDMORE, OELRICHS, STURGIS, AND UNION CENTER  
217 AM MDT MON OCT 16 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 MODERATE CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
SDZ026-030>032-042>044-046-047-049-074-170030-  
RAPID CITY-CUSTER CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-  
OGLALA LAKOTA-JACKSON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-  
HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF RAPID CITY, FOLSOM, WALL, PHILIP,  
PINE RIDGE, OGLALA, KYLE, KADOKA, MARTIN, WHITE RIVER, MISSION,  
WINNER, AND HERMOSA  
217 AM MDT MON OCT 16 2017 /317 AM CDT MON OCT 16 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.  
 

 
 
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