737  
FNUS63 KUNR 190903  
RFDUNR  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD  
303 AM MDT FRI AUG 19 2022  
   
DISCUSSION
 
DRY WEATHER AND NEAR AVERAGE TEMPERATURES ARE  
EXPECTED TODAY. NORTHERLY WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 10 TO 20 MPH  
THIS AFTERNOON. TEMPERATURES WILL BE SLIGHTLY WARMER ON SATURDAY,  
BUT WITH WEAKER WINDS.  
 
SDZ001-012>014-026-027-030>032-041>043-072>074-200030-  
HARDING-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-RAPID CITY-  
SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-CUSTER CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-  
FALL RIVER-OGLALA LAKOTA-JACKSON-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-  
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BUFFALO, BELLE FOURCHE, FAITH, DUPREE,  
RAPID CITY, EDGEMONT, HOT SPRINGS, FOLSOM, BOX ELDER, CAPUTA,  
WALL, PHILIP, ARDMORE, OELRICHS, PINE RIDGE, OGLALA, KYLE,  
KADOKA, STURGIS, PIEDMONT, SUMMERSET, ELLSWORTH AFB,  
UNION CENTER, HERMOSA, BUFFALO GAP, AND FAIRBURN  
303 AM MDT FRI AUG 19 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 SATURDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER  
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
SDZ002-025-044-046-047-200030-  
PERKINS-NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF LEMMON, BISON, SPEARFISH, WHITEWOOD,  
MARTIN, WHITE RIVER, AND MISSION  
303 AM MDT FRI AUG 19 2022 /403 AM CDT FRI AUG 19 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 SATURDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER  
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
SDZ049-200030-  
TRIPP-  
INCLUDING THE CITY OF WINNER  
403 AM CDT FRI AUG 19 2022  
   
..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 SATURDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER  
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
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