664  
FNUS63 KUNR 270846  
RFDUNR  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD  
146 AM MST SUN NOV 27 2022  
   
DISCUSSION
 
HIGH TEMPERATURES WILL BE IN THE 40S THIS AFTERNOON  
WITH MINIMUM HUMIDITY RANGING FROM AROUND 35 PERCENT IN SOUTHWEST  
AND SOUTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA TO AROUND 45 PERCENT IN NORTHWEST  
SOUTH DAKOTA. WINDS WILL BE SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST AT 15 TO 25 MPH  
THIS AFTERNOON.  
 
SDZ001-002-012>014-026-027-030>032-041>044-046-047-049-072>074-  
272300-  
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-RAPID CITY-  
SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-CUSTER CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-  
FALL RIVER-OGLALA LAKOTA-JACKSON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-  
STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-  
HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BUFFALO, LEMMON, BISON, BELLE FOURCHE,  
FAITH, DUPREE, RAPID CITY, EDGEMONT, HOT SPRINGS, FOLSOM,  
BOX ELDER, CAPUTA, WALL, PHILIP, ARDMORE, OELRICHS, PINE RIDGE,  
OGLALA, KYLE, KADOKA, MARTIN, WHITE RIVER, MISSION, WINNER,  
STURGIS, PIEDMONT, SUMMERSET, ELLSWORTH AFB, UNION CENTER,  
HERMOSA, BUFFALO GAP, AND FAIRBURN  
146 AM MST SUN NOV 27 2022 /246 AM CST SUN NOV 27 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 MONDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
SDZ025-272300-  
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SPEARFISH AND WHITEWOOD  
146 AM MST SUN NOV 27 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 MONDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
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