479  
FNUS63 KUNR 130922  
RFDUNR  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD  
322 AM MDT TUE APR 13 2021  
   
DISCUSSION
 
SKIES WILL BE VARIABLY CLOUDY TODAY WITH HIGH  
TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 30S TO UPPER 40S. WINDS WILL BE  
NORTHWESTERLY AT 15 TO 30 MPH, WITH GUSTS TO AROUND 45 MPH ACROSS  
THE NORTHWEST AND WEST CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA PLAINS. THE RELATIVE  
HUMIDITY WILL DROP TO 25 TO 40 PERCENT IN THE AFTERNOON, LOWEST  
VALUES ACROSS SOUTHERN SOUTH DAKOTA.  
 
SDZ001-002-012>014-026-030>032-043-044-072-073-140115-  
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-RAPID CITY-  
CUSTER CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-JACKSON-BENNETT-  
STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BUFFALO, LEMMON, BISON, BELLE FOURCHE,  
FAITH, DUPREE, RAPID CITY, FOLSOM, BOX ELDER, CAPUTA, WALL,  
PHILIP, KADOKA, MARTIN, STURGIS, PIEDMONT, SUMMERSET,  
ELLSWORTH AFB, AND UNION CENTER  
322 AM MDT TUE APR 13 2021  
   
..VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER
 
 
THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY  
THIS AFTERNOON. VERY POOR WEATHER CONDITIONS OR A 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 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER  
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
SDZ025-027-041-042-046-047-049-074-140115-  
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-FALL RIVER-OGLALA LAKOTA-  
MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF SPEARFISH, WHITEWOOD, EDGEMONT,  
HOT SPRINGS, ARDMORE, OELRICHS, PINE RIDGE, OGLALA, KYLE,  
WHITE RIVER, MISSION, WINNER, HERMOSA, BUFFALO GAP, AND FAIRBURN  
322 AM MDT TUE APR 13 2021 /422 AM CDT TUE APR 13 2021/  
   
..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 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER  
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
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