961  
FNUS63 KUNR 210722  
RFDUNR  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD  
122 AM MDT THU OCT 21 2021  
   
DISCUSSION
 
IT WILL BE PARTLY CLOUDY TODAY WITH HIGHS GENERALLY  
IN THE 50S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY OF 40 TO 50 PERCENT IS  
EXPECTED, WITH VARIABLE WINDS OF 5 TO 10 MPH.  
 
SDZ041-220000-  
FALL RIVER-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF ARDMORE AND OELRICHS  
122 AM MDT THU OCT 21 2021  
   
..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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
SDZ001-002-012>014-025>027-030-031-042-072>074-220000-  
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-  
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-  
CUSTER CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-OGLALA LAKOTA-  
STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-  
HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BUFFALO, LEMMON, BISON, BELLE FOURCHE,  
FAITH, DUPREE, SPEARFISH, WHITEWOOD, RAPID CITY, EDGEMONT,  
HOT SPRINGS, FOLSOM, BOX ELDER, CAPUTA, WALL, PINE RIDGE, OGLALA,  
KYLE, STURGIS, PIEDMONT, SUMMERSET, ELLSWORTH AFB, UNION CENTER,  
HERMOSA, BUFFALO GAP, AND FAIRBURN  
122 AM MDT THU OCT 21 2021  
   
..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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY TO HIGH CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
SDZ032-043-044-046-047-049-220000-  
HAAKON-JACKSON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF PHILIP, KADOKA, MARTIN, WHITE RIVER,  
MISSION, AND WINNER  
122 AM MDT THU OCT 21 2021 /222 AM CDT THU OCT 21 2021/  
   
..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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
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