452  
FNUS63 KUNR 170855  
RFDUNR  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD  
255 AM MDT TUE SEP 17 2019  
   
DISCUSSION
 
A TROF OF LOW PRESSURE WILL MOVE ACROSS THE WESTERN  
SOUTH DAKOTA THIS AFTERNOON, WITH GUSTY SOUTHWEST TO WEST WINDS  
SPREADING ACROSS THE AREA. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE 80S TO  
LOWER 90S WITH MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 20 TO 30 PERCENT.  
 
SDZ001-012-172300-  
HARDING-BUTTE-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BUFFALO AND BELLE FOURCHE  
255 AM MDT TUE SEP 17 2019  
   
..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 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER  
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
SDZ002-013-014-025>027-030>032-041>044-072>074-172300-  
PERKINS-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-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-  
HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF LEMMON, BISON, FAITH, DUPREE, SPEARFISH,  
RAPID CITY, EDGEMONT, HOT SPRINGS, FOLSOM, WALL, PHILIP, ARDMORE,  
OELRICHS, PINE RIDGE, OGLALA, KYLE, KADOKA, MARTIN, STURGIS,  
UNION CENTER, AND HERMOSA  
255 AM MDT TUE SEP 17 2019  
   
..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 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER  
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
SDZ046-047-049-172300-  
MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF WHITE RIVER, MISSION, AND WINNER  
355 AM CDT TUE SEP 17 2019  
   
..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 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER  
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
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