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Evacuations underway in Custer County due to the Legion Lake Fire

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Strong winds persist this afternoon across portions of South Dakota and North Dakota. The strongest winds will occur around the Rapid City area where gusts around 50 mph are possible.
Strong winds will persist across the South Dakota plains this afternoon. Sustained winds of 25 to 35 mph, with gusts up to 50 mph are expected. Winds will diminish this evening but remain breezy in spots overnight.
A period of upslope snow will develop tonight in the northern Black Hills and continue into Thursday.
Very High Grassland Fire Danger today across much of western South Dakota.