066  
FNUS63 KUNR 260826  
RFDUNR  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD  
226 AM MDT SUN MAR 26 2017  
   
DISCUSSION
 
MOSTLY CLOUDY SKIES ARE EXPECTED TODAY WITH HIGHS  
IN THE LOWER TO MID 50S WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES IN THE  
40S. SOME RAIN WILL OCCUR. NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS WILL AVERAGE  
10 TO 15 MPH.  
 
SDZ001-012-027-030-031-041>044-046-047-074-270015-  
HARDING-BUTTE-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-CUSTER CO PLAINS-  
PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-FALL RIVER-OGLALA LAKOTA-JACKSON-BENNETT-  
MELLETTE-TODD-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BUFFALO, BELLE FOURCHE, EDGEMONT,  
HOT SPRINGS, FOLSOM, WALL, ARDMORE, OELRICHS, PINE RIDGE, OGLALA,  
KYLE, KADOKA, MARTIN, WHITE RIVER, MISSION, AND HERMOSA  
226 AM MDT SUN MAR 26 2017 /326 AM CDT SUN MAR 26 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 MONDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
SDZ002-013-014-025-026-032-049-072-073-270015-  
PERKINS-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-  
RAPID CITY-HAAKON-TRIPP-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-  
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF LEMMON, BISON, FAITH, DUPREE, SPEARFISH,  
RAPID CITY, PHILIP, WINNER, STURGIS, AND UNION CENTER  
226 AM MDT SUN MAR 26 2017 /326 AM CDT SUN MAR 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 MONDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
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