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FNUS63 KUNR 110910  
RFDUNR  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD  
310 AM MDT THU AUG 11 2022  
   
DISCUSSION
 
HOT CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE TODAY, WITH HIGH  
TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 90S AND LOWER 100S UNDER MOSTLY SUNNY  
SKIES. RELATIVE HUMIDITIES WILL DROP TO THE TEENS AND LOWER 20S  
THIS AFTERNOON. WINDS WILL MOSTLY BE SOUTH TO SOUTHEAST AT 10 TO  
20 MPH THIS AFTERNOON, WITH SOME GUSTS TO 25 MPH POSSIBLE TO THE  
EAST AND NORTHEAST OF THE BLACK HILLS.  
 
SDZ012>014-027-030-031-041>044-047-073-074-120115-  
BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-  
CUSTER CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-FALL RIVER-OGLALA LAKOTA-  
JACKSON-BENNETT-TODD-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BELLE FOURCHE, FAITH, DUPREE, EDGEMONT,  
HOT SPRINGS, FOLSOM, BOX ELDER, CAPUTA, WALL, ARDMORE, OELRICHS,  
PINE RIDGE, OGLALA, KYLE, KADOKA, MARTIN, MISSION, ELLSWORTH AFB,  
UNION CENTER, HERMOSA, BUFFALO GAP, AND FAIRBURN  
310 AM MDT THU AUG 11 2022 /410 AM CDT THU AUG 11 2022/  
   
..VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER
 
 
THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY  
THIS AFTERNOON. VERY POOR WEATHER CONDITIONS AND VERY LOW  
MOISTURE CONTENT OF GRASSES, AND OTHER DRY ORGANIC MATERIAL ON  
THE GROUND, INDICATE THAT DANGEROUS BURNING CONDITIONS EXIST.  
FIRES WILL SPREAD RAPIDLY AND SHOW ERRATIC BEHAVIOR. OUTDOOR  
BURNING IS NOT RECOMMENDED.  
 
THE OUTLOOK FOR FRIDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY TO VERY HIGH CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
SDZ001-002-026-032-046-049-072-120115-  
HARDING-PERKINS-RAPID CITY-HAAKON-MELLETTE-TRIPP-  
STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BUFFALO, LEMMON, BISON, RAPID CITY,  
PHILIP, WHITE RIVER, WINNER, STURGIS, PIEDMONT, AND SUMMERSET  
310 AM MDT THU AUG 11 2022 /410 AM CDT THU AUG 11 2022/  
   
..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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
SDZ025-120115-  
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SPEARFISH AND WHITEWOOD  
310 AM MDT THU AUG 11 2022  
   
..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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
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