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FNUS63 KUNR 170925
RFDUNR

RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
325 AM MDT THU APR 17 2014

.DISCUSSION...A SERIES OF WEAK DISTURBANCES WILL CROSS THE AREA
TODAY BRINGING SLIGHT CHANCES FOR RAIN OR SNOW. TEMPERATURES WILL
BE MUCH WARMER TODAY WITH HIGHS IN THE UPPER 40S TO UPPER 50S.
CHANCES FOR PRECIPITATION WILL RETURN FRIDAY AFTERNOON. THERE IS A
CHANCE OF SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS FRIDAY AFTERNOON AND NIGHT AS
A COLD FRONT CROSSES THE AREA. HIGHS FRIDAY WILL BE IN THE MID 60S
TO UPPER 70S.

SDZ027-041-180015-
SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-FALL RIVER-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...EDGEMONT...HOT SPRINGS...ARDMORE...
OELRICHS
325 AM MDT THU APR 17 2014

...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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


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SDZ001-002-012>014-025-026-030>032-042>044-046-047-049-072>074-
180015-
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-CUSTER CO PLAINS-
PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-SHANNON-JACKSON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-
TRIPP-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...LEMMON...BISON...
BELLE FOURCHE...FAITH...DUPREE...SPEARFISH...RAPID CITY...
FOLSOM...WALL...PHILIP...PINE RIDGE...KYLE...KADOKA...MARTIN...
WHITE RIVER...MISSION...WINNER...STURGIS...UNION CENTER...HERMOSA
325 AM MDT THU APR 17 2014 /425 AM CDT THU APR 17 2014/

...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 FRIDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE MODERATE CATEGORY TO VERY HIGH CATEGORY.


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000
FNUS63 KUNR 160919
RFDUNR

RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
319 AM MDT WED APR 16 2014

.DISCUSSION...AN ACTIVE WEATHER PATTERN WILL CONTINUE TODAY
THROUGH THURSDAY WITH CONTINUED CHANCES FOR RAIN AND SNOW. THE
HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF THE BLACK HILLS COULD SEE AN ADDITIONAL INCH
OR TWO OF SNOW ACCUMULATION TODAY. HIGHS WILL BE WELL BELOW
AVERAGE TODAY...BUT WARMER AIR MOVING IN THURSDAY WILL BRING
TEMPERATURES BACK TO NEAR AVERAGE. DRIER AND MUCH WARMER WEATHER
IS EXPECTED FOR THE END OF THE WEEK INTO EARLY NEXT WEEK.

SDZ001-002-012>014-025>027-030>032-041>044-046-047-049-072>074-
170015-
HARDING-PERKINS-BUTTE-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-
NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-RAPID CITY-SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-
CUSTER CO PLAINS-PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-HAAKON-FALL RIVER-SHANNON-
JACKSON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-
SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...LEMMON...BISON...
BELLE FOURCHE...FAITH...DUPREE...SPEARFISH...RAPID CITY...
EDGEMONT...HOT SPRINGS...FOLSOM...WALL...PHILIP...ARDMORE...
OELRICHS...PINE RIDGE...KYLE...KADOKA...MARTIN...WHITE RIVER...
MISSION...WINNER...STURGIS...UNION CENTER...HERMOSA
319 AM MDT WED APR 16 2014 /419 AM CDT WED APR 16 2014/

...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 THURSDAY AFTERNOON...THE GRASSLAND FIRE DANGER
INDEX WILL REACH THE LOW CATEGORY TO MODERATE CATEGORY.


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000
FNUS63 KUNR 150939
RFDUNR

RANGELAND FIRE DANGER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
339 AM MDT TUE APR 15 2014

.DISCUSSION...QUIET WEATHER WILL CONTINUE TODAY WITH WARMER
TEMPERATURES. A SLOW MOVING STORM SYSTEM WILL AFFECT THE AREA THE
NEXT FEW DAYS BRINGING CHANCES FOR RAIN AND SNOW TO THE AREA. SOME
SNOW ACCUMULATION IS POSSIBLE TONIGHT...BUT THE BEST CHANCES ARE
OVER THE BLACK HILLS WITH 1-3 INCHES OF SNOW BY DAYBREAK TOMORROW.

SDZ001-012-025-030-031-042>044-046-047-049-072-160015-
HARDING-BUTTE-NORTHERN FOOT HILLS-CUSTER CO PLAINS-
PENNINGTON CO PLAINS-SHANNON-JACKSON-BENNETT-MELLETTE-TODD-TRIPP-
STURGIS/PIEDMONT FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...BUFFALO...BELLE FOURCHE...SPEARFISH...
FOLSOM...WALL...PINE RIDGE...KYLE...KADOKA...MARTIN...
WHITE RIVER...MISSION...WINNER...STURGIS
339 AM MDT TUE APR 15 2014 /439 AM CDT TUE APR 15 2014/

...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 LOW CATEGORY.


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SDZ002-013-014-026-027-032-041-073-074-160015-
PERKINS-NORTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-ZIEBACH-RAPID CITY-
SOUTHERN FOOT HILLS-HAAKON-FALL RIVER-SOUTHERN MEADE CO PLAINS-
HERMOSA FOOT HILLS-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...LEMMON...BISON...FAITH...DUPREE...
RAPID CITY...EDGEMONT...HOT SPRINGS...PHILIP...ARDMORE...
OELRICHS...UNION CENTER...HERMOSA
339 AM MDT TUE APR 15 2014

...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.


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