564  
FNUS63 KUNR 170730  
RFDUNR  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD  
130 AM MDT WED OCT 17 2018  
   
DISCUSSION
 
THIS WEEK WILL BE MILD AND DRY. SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL  
BE BREEZY ON THURSDAY, AND STRONGER NORTHWEST WINDS ARE EXPECTED  
ON FRIDAY.  
 
SDZ001-002-012>014-032-043-046-047-180015-  
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-HAAKON-  
JACKSON-MELLETTE-TODD-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BUFFALO, LEMMON, BISON, BELLE FOURCHE,  
FAITH, DUPREE, PHILIP, KADOKA, WHITE RIVER, AND MISSION  
130 AM MDT WED OCT 17 2018 /230 AM CDT WED OCT 17 2018/  
   
..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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER  
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO VERY HIGH CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
SDZ025>027-030-031-041-042-044-049-072>074-180015-  
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-  
CUSTER CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-FALL RIVER-OGLALA LAKOTA-  
BENNETT-TRIPP-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-  
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SPEARFISH, RAPID CITY, EDGEMONT,  
HOT SPRINGS, FOLSOM, WALL, ARDMORE, OELRICHS, PINE RIDGE, OGLALA,  
KYLE, MARTIN, WINNER, STURGIS, UNION CENTER, AND HERMOSA  
130 AM MDT WED OCT 17 2018 /230 AM CDT WED OCT 17 2018/  
   
..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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER  
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
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