704  
FNUS63 KUNR 180844  
RFDUNR  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD  
244 AM MDT WED JUL 18 2018  
   
DISCUSSION
 
THERE IS A CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS  
TODAY. HIGH TEMPERATURES THIS AFTERNOON WILL BE IN THE MID-70S TO  
THE MID-80S. THE MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL RANGE FROM AROUND  
35 PERCENT IN FAR SOUTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA TO AROUND 65 PERCENT  
OVER SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA. SOUTHEASTERLY WINDS AT 10 TO 20  
MPH WILL BECOME NORTHWESTERLY THIS AFTERNOON.  
 
SDZ001-002-012>014-025>027-030>032-041>044-046-047-049-072>074-  
182200-  
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  
244 AM MDT WED JUL 18 2018 /344 AM CDT WED JUL 18 2018/  
   
..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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