241  
FNUS63 KUNR 180832  
RFDUNR  
 
RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT  
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD  
232 AM MDT TUE SEP 18 2018  
   
DISCUSSION
 
DECREASING CLOUDS ARE EXPECTED TODAY WITH HIGHS IN  
THE UPPER 60S. MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY WILL RANGE FROM 35  
PERCENT IN THE NORTH TO 65 PERCENT IN THE SOUTH. EAST TO SOUTHEAST  
WINDS WILL INCREASE TO 10 TO 20 MPH, WITH HIGHER GUSTS OVER  
NORTHWEST SOUTH DAKOTA.  
 
SDZ001-190030-  
HARDING-  
INCLUDING THE CITY OF BUFFALO  
232 AM MDT TUE SEP 18 2018  
   
..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 MODERATE CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
SDZ002-012>014-025-031-032-072-073-190030-  
PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-  
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-  
STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF LEMMON, BISON, BELLE FOURCHE, FAITH,  
DUPREE, SPEARFISH, WALL, PHILIP, STURGIS, AND UNION CENTER  
232 AM MDT TUE SEP 18 2018  
   
..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 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER  
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
SDZ026-027-030-041>044-046-047-049-074-190030-  
RAPID CITY-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-CUSTER CO PLAINS-FALL RIVER-  
OGLALA LAKOTA-JACKSON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-  
HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-  
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF RAPID CITY, EDGEMONT, HOT SPRINGS,  
FOLSOM, ARDMORE, OELRICHS, PINE RIDGE, OGLALA, KYLE, KADOKA,  
MARTIN, WHITE RIVER, MISSION, WINNER, AND HERMOSA  
232 AM MDT TUE SEP 18 2018 /332 AM CDT TUE SEP 18 2018/  
   
..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 WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON, THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER  
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY.  
 

 
 
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