799  
FNUS63 KUNR 011203  
RFDUNR  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD  
603 AM MDT SUN AUG 1 2021  
   
DISCUSSION
 
SKIES WILL BE MOSTLY SUNNY TODAY BUT AREAS OF PATCHY  
SMOKE WILL CONTINUE TODAY AND MONDAY. HIGHS WILL REACH THE MID AND  
UPPER 80S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL DIP TO THE UPPER TEENS  
AND LOW 20S. NORTH TO NORTHEAST WINDS SHIFT OUT OF THE EAST LATER  
TODAY AVERAGING 10-15 MPH.  
 
SDZ001-020015-  
HARDING-  
INCLUDING THE CITY OF BUFFALO  
603 AM MDT SUN AUG 1 2021  
   
..HIGH FIRE DANGER
 
 
THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY THIS  
AFTERNOON. UNFAVORABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LOW MOISTURE  
CONTENT OF GRASSES, AND OTHER DRY ORGANIC MATERIAL ON THE GROUND,  
INDICATE THAT THERE IS HIGH POTENTIAL FOR A FIRE TO SPREAD.  
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 MONDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
SDZ002-012>014-025-030>032-041>043-046-072-073-020015-  
PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-  
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-CUSTER CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-  
FALL RIVER-OGLALA LAKOTA-JACKSON-MELLETTE-  
STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF LEMMON, BISON, BELLE FOURCHE, FAITH,  
DUPREE, SPEARFISH, WHITEWOOD, FOLSOM, BOX ELDER, CAPUTA, WALL,  
PHILIP, ARDMORE, OELRICHS, PINE RIDGE, OGLALA, KYLE, KADOKA,  
WHITE RIVER, STURGIS, PIEDMONT, SUMMERSET, ELLSWORTH AFB,  
AND UNION CENTER  
603 AM MDT SUN AUG 1 2021 /703 AM CDT SUN AUG 1 2021/  
   
..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  
TO SPREAD. ANY OUTDOOR BURNING SHOULD BE CLOSELY MONITORED.  
 
THE OUTLOOK FOR MONDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
SDZ026-027-044-047-049-074-020015-  
RAPID CITY-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-BENNETT-TODD-TRIPP-  
HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF RAPID CITY, EDGEMONT, HOT SPRINGS,  
MARTIN, MISSION, WINNER, HERMOSA, BUFFALO GAP, AND FAIRBURN  
603 AM MDT SUN AUG 1 2021 /703 AM CDT SUN AUG 1 2021/  
   
..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 FAST MOVING FIRE IS LOW.  
OUTDOOR BURNING UNDER THESE CONDITIONS CAN USUALLY BE PERFORMED  
WITH REASONABLE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS, BUT SHOULD BE MONITORED.  
 
THE OUTLOOK FOR MONDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
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