794  
FNUS63 KUNR 130930  
RFDUNR  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD  
330 AM MDT SAT APR 13 2024  
   
DISCUSSION
 
SKIES WILL BE MOSTLY SUNNY TODAY WITH A SLIGHT  
CHANCE OF AFTERNOON SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS ACROSS SOUTHWEST  
SOUTH DAKOTA. HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE 80S WITH WINDS  
BECOMING WEST TO NORTHWEST AT 10 TO 20 MPH DURING THE LATE MORNING  
AND AFTERNOON HOURS. GUSTS TO OVER 25 MPH CAN BE EXPECTED ACROSS  
NORTHWEST SOUTH DAKOTA. RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL DROP TO 15 TO 25  
PERCENT IN THE AFTERNOON, LOWEST VALUES GENERALLY ACROSS SOUTHWEST  
AND SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA.  
 
SDZ001-002-012>014-031-032-044-046-047-049-072-073-078-140115-  
HARDING-NORTHERN PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-  
PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-  
STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOTHILLS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-  
SOUTHERN PERKINS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BUFFALO, CAMP CROOK, LADNER, LUDLOW,  
REDIG, REVA, LEMMON, SHADEHILL, MEADOW, PRAIRIE CITY,  
BELLE FOURCHE, NEWELL, VALE, FRUITDALE, BELLE FOURCHE RESERVOIR,  
HOOVER, FAITH, MUD BUTTE, RED OWL, HOWES, OPAL, DUPREE,  
GLAD VALLEY, CHERRY CREEK, SOUTH EAGLE BUTTE, BOX ELDER, CAPUTA,  
NEW UNDERWOOD, WASTA, WALL, SCENIC, QUINN, PHILIP, MIDLAND,  
MILESVILLE, MARTIN, ALLEN, TUTHILL, HARRINGTON, WHITE RIVER,  
WOOD, NORRIS, CEDAR BUTTE, MISSION, ROSEBUD, SAINT FRANCIS,  
PARMELEE, WINNER, COLOME, WITTEN, HAMILL, IDEAL, STURGIS,  
PIEDMONT, BLACK HAWK, SUMMERSET, TILFORD, ELLSWORTH AFB,  
UNION CENTER, ELM SPRINGS, ENNING, WHITE OWL, USTA, BISON, SORUM,  
AND ZEONA  
330 AM MDT SAT APR 13 2024 /430 AM CDT SAT APR 13 2024/  
   
..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 SUNDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
SDZ025>027-030-041>043-074>077-140115-  
NORTHERN FOOTHILLS-RAPID CITY-SOUTHERN FOOTHILLS-CUSTER CO PLAINS-  
WESTERN FALL RIVER-NORTHERN OGLALA LAKOTA-NORTHERN JACKSON-  
HERMOSA FOOTHILLS-EASTERN FALL RIVER-SOUTHERN OGLALA LAKOTA-  
SOUTHERN JACKSON-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SPEARFISH, WHITEWOOD, SAINT ONGE,  
RAPID CITY, HOT SPRINGS, ANGOSTURA RESERVOIR, FOLSOM, ARDMORE,  
EDGEMONT, PROVO, RUMFORD, KYLE, ROCKYFORD, SHARPS CORNER, KADOKA,  
COTTONWOOD, INTERIOR, BELVIDERE, HERMOSA, BUFFALO GAP, FAIRBURN,  
ORAL, OELRICHS, SMITHWICK, PINE RIDGE, OGLALA, WOUNDED KNEE,  
PORCUPINE, MANDERSON, BATESLAND, LONG VALLEY, WANBLEE,  
AND POTATO CREEK  
330 AM MDT SAT APR 13 2024  
   
..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 SUNDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
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