761  
FNUS63 KUNR 020839  
RFDUNR  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD  
139 AM MST SAT FEB 2 2019  
   
DISCUSSION
 
TODAY WILL BE DRY AND VERY MILD, WITH HIGHS MOST  
PLACES IN THE 50S. SOME PLACES ACROSS SOUTHWESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA  
WILL HAVE A MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY AROUND 30 PERCENT. COMBINED  
WITH BREEZY SOUTHWESTERLY WINDS, MODERATE TO HIGH FIRE DANGER WILL  
RESULT.  
 
SDZ027-030-041-042-044-047-074-030115-  
SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-CUSTER CO PLAINS-FALL RIVER-OGLALA LAKOTA-  
BENNETT-TODD-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF EDGEMONT, HOT SPRINGS, FOLSOM, ARDMORE,  
OELRICHS, PINE RIDGE, OGLALA, KYLE, MARTIN, MISSION, AND HERMOSA  
139 AM MST SAT FEB 2 2019 /239 AM CST SAT FEB 2 2019/  
   
..HIGH FIRE DANGER
 
 
THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE HIGH CATEGORY THIS  
AFTERNOON. UNFAVORABLE WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A LOW MOISTURE  
CONTENT OF GRASSES, AND OTHER DRY ORGANIC MATERIAL ON THE GROUND,  
INDICATE THAT THERE IS A MODERATE TO HIGH POTENTIAL FOR A FIRE  
OCCURRENCE. 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 LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
SDZ001-026-043-046-030115-  
HARDING-RAPID CITY-JACKSON-MELLETTE-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BUFFALO, RAPID CITY, KADOKA,  
AND WHITE RIVER  
139 AM MST SAT FEB 2 2019 /239 AM CST SAT FEB 2 2019/  
   
..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 SUNDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
SDZ002-012>014-025-031-032-049-072-073-030115-  
PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-  
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-TRIPP-  
STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF LEMMON, BISON, BELLE FOURCHE, FAITH,  
DUPREE, SPEARFISH, WALL, PHILIP, WINNER, STURGIS,  
AND UNION CENTER  
139 AM MST SAT FEB 2 2019 /239 AM CST SAT FEB 2 2019/  
   
..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 SUNDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
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