242  
FNUS63 KUNR 201018  
RFDUNR  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD  
318 AM MST WED DEC 20 2017  
   
DISCUSSION
 
DRY WEATHER WILL CONTINUE TODAY, ALONG WITH NEAR TO  
ABOVE AVERAGE TEMPERATURES. A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE IN THE WEATHER  
WILL TAKE PLACE TONIGHT AND THURSDAY, AS A STRONG COLD FRONT  
CROSSES THE REGION. MUCH COLDER AIR, GUSTY WINDS, AND SOME  
SNOWFALL ARE LIKELY. ARCTIC AIR WILL REMAIN ACROSS THE AREA  
THROUGH THE HOLIDAY WEEKEND.  
 
SDZ027-041-042-044-047-049-210115-  
SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-FALL RIVER-OGLALA LAKOTA-BENNETT-TODD-TRIPP-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF EDGEMONT, HOT SPRINGS, ARDMORE, OELRICHS,  
PINE RIDGE, OGLALA, KYLE, MARTIN, MISSION, AND WINNER  
318 AM MST WED DEC 20 2017 /418 AM CST WED DEC 20 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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER  
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
SDZ002-014-025-030-031-043-046-074-210115-  
PERKINS-ZIEBACH-NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-CUSTER CO PLAINS-  
PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-JACKSON-MELLETTE-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF LEMMON, BISON, DUPREE, SPEARFISH, FOLSOM,  
WALL, KADOKA, WHITE RIVER, AND HERMOSA  
318 AM MST WED DEC 20 2017 /418 AM CST WED DEC 20 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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER  
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
SDZ001-012-013-026-032-072-073-210115-  
HARDING-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-RAPID CITY-HAAKON-  
STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BUFFALO, BELLE FOURCHE, FAITH,  
RAPID CITY, PHILIP, STURGIS, AND UNION CENTER  
318 AM MST WED DEC 20 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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