240  
FNUS63 KUNR 261053  
RFDUNR  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD  
453 AM MDT WED APR 26 2017  
   
DISCUSSION
 
THE SPRING STORM SYSTEM WILL SLOWLY MOVE EAST OF  
THE AREA TODAY WITH CLOUDY SKIES BECOMING PARTLY SUNNY FROM WEST  
TO EAST. COOL TEMPERATURES WILL PERSIST FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL DAYS  
WITH ADDITIONAL PRECIP EXPECTED THURSDAY INTO FRIDAY.  
 
SDZ001-002-012>014-025>027-030>032-041>044-046-047-049-072>074-  
270200-  
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  
453 AM MDT WED APR 26 2017 /553 AM CDT WED APR 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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER  
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
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