972  
FNUS63 KUNR 090900  
RFDUNR  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD  
300 AM MDT SUN AUG 9 2020  
   
DISCUSSION
 
SKIES WILL BE MOSTLY SUNNY TODAY WITH HIGH  
TEMPERATURES IN THE 80S AND LOWER 90S, WARMEST OVER FAR SOUTHERN  
SOUTH DAKOTA. WINDS WILL BECOME NORTHWESTERLY AT 15 TO 25 MPH  
ACROSS MUCH OF THE AREA BEHIND A PASSING COLD FRONT. RELATIVE  
HUMIDITIES WILL DROP TO 20 TO 40 PERCENT IN THE AFTERNOON, LOWEST  
VALUES OVER FAR SOUTHWEST SOUTH DAKOTA.  
 
SDZ001-012-027-030-031-041-042-073-074-100100-  
HARDING-BUTTE-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-CUSTER CO PLAINS-  
PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-FALL RIVER-OGLALA LAKOTA-  
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF BUFFALO, BELLE FOURCHE, EDGEMONT,  
HOT SPRINGS, FOLSOM, BOX ELDER, CAPUTA, WALL, ARDMORE, OELRICHS,  
PINE RIDGE, OGLALA, KYLE, ELLSWORTH AFB, UNION CENTER, HERMOSA,  
BUFFALO GAP, AND FAIRBURN  
300 AM MDT SUN AUG 9 2020  
   
..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 MONDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
SDZ013-014-026-032-100100-  
NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-RAPID CITY-HAAKON-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF FAITH, DUPREE, RAPID CITY, AND PHILIP  
300 AM MDT SUN AUG 9 2020  
   
..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 MONDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
SDZ002-025-043-044-046-047-049-072-100100-  
PERKINS-NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-JACKSON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-  
STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF LEMMON, BISON, SPEARFISH, WHITEWOOD,  
KADOKA, MARTIN, WHITE RIVER, MISSION, WINNER, STURGIS, PIEDMONT,  
AND SUMMERSET  
300 AM MDT SUN AUG 9 2020 /400 AM CDT SUN AUG 9 2020/  
   
..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 MONDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER INDEX  
WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
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