957  
FNUS63 KUNR 180959  
RFDUNR  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD  
259 AM MST SAT NOV 18 2017  
   
DISCUSSION
 
MOSTLY SUNNY AND BREEZY CONDITIONS ARE EXPECTED  
TODAY WITH HIGHS IN THE 40S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL BE 30  
TO 40 PERCENT. WINDS WILL BE NORTHWEST AT 20 TO 30 MPH WITH SOME  
HIGHER GUSTS.  
 
SDZ001-002-012>014-025>027-030>032-041>044-046-047-049-072>074-  
190130-  
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  
259 AM MST SAT NOV 18 2017 /359 AM CST SAT NOV 18 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 SUNDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
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