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Severe weather outbreak possible over portions of the Southern Plains today and tonight

Severe thunderstorms will likely develop over portions of Texas and Oklahoma this afternoon into tonight. Very large hail, destructive winds, isolated tornadoes, and heavy downpours will be the main threats. Heavy rain could lead to localized flash flooding concerns. Additional severe weather is forecast each day through Thursday. Read More >


NWS Raid City, SD Fire Weather ZonesWyoming Fire Weather Zone 297 Wyoming Fire Weather Zone 259 Wyoming Fire Weather Zone 298 Wyoming Fire Weather Zone 299 South Dakota Fire Weather Zone 261 South Dakota Fire Weather Zone 260 South Dakota Fire Weather Zone 262 South Dakota Fire Weather Zone 263 South Dakota Fire Weather Zone 264 South Dakota Fire Weather Zone 266 South Dakota Fire Weather Zone 265
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This page is intended to give you a source of fire weather information for the area. The National Weather Service in Rapid City is currently responsible for producing spot weather forecasts and land management forecasts for the local fire agencies.

Attention Land Managers

Mail your burn plans to:

Attn: Burn Plans
300 East Signal Drive
Rapid City SD 57701

This will help us better prepare for your specific burn.