High fire danger in northwestern South Dakota today

October 11, 2022
Mike Tanner

ABERDEEN, S.D.–The National Weather Service says a high fire danger will exist in northwestern South Dakota today.

Forecasters say Harding, Perkins, Butte, and northern Meade counties, including the cities of Buffalo, Lemmon, Bison, Belle Fourche and Faith are in the danger zone.

Northwest winds of 25 to 35 miles per hour, with gusts to 50 miles per hour, and minimum relative humidty levels of 25 to 40 percent will make conditions ripe for fast-moving fires.

The grassland fire danger index will reach the extreme category this afternoon.

All fires will have the potential to become large and spread quickly.

No outdoor burning should take place in the impacted areas.