Rapid City Journal Media Group - Weather

Fire Weather Watch from SAT 10:00 AM MDT until SAT 9:00 PM MDT

Fire Weather Watch remains in effect until 9:00 pm Saturday for Eastern Foot Hills, SD

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TODAY TO 8 PM MDT THIS EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 314 AND 315... ...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR NORTHEAST WYOMING AND WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA...

.Gusty southerly winds will develop today along with minimum afternoon relative humidities in the upper teens to mid 20s leading to elevated fire weather conditions. However, the relative humidity will drop to 15% over the western half of Fire Weather zones 314 and 315 leading to critical fire weather conditions this afternoon and early evening.

Gusty west/southwest winds as well as very dry air may create critical fire weather conditions Saturday. Poor relative humidity recovery is expected Saturday night over northeast Wyoming into far western South Dakota. At least elevated fire weather conditions are expected Sunday ahead of a cold front for Sunday night. This cold front will bring gusty northwest winds as well as a chance of showers.

...FIRE WEATHER WATCH IN EFFECT FROM SATURDAY MORNING THROUGH SATURDAY EVENING FOR GUSTY WINDS AND LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY FOR FIRE WEATHER ZONES 321, 322, 323, 324, 325, 326, 327, 328, 329, 330, 331, 332, AND 333...

The National Weather Service in Rapid City has issued a Fire Weather Watch for gusty winds and low relative humidity, which is in effect from Saturday morning through Saturday evening.

* AFFECTED AREA...Fire Weather Zones 321 Southern Black Hills, 322 Fall River County Area, 323 Northern Foot Hills, 324 Eastern Foot Hills, 325 Custer County Plains, 326 Pine Ridge Area, 327 Butte County Area, 328 Perkins County, 329 West Central Plains, 330 Ziebach County, 331 Haakon County Area, 332 Badlands Area and 333 Bennett County Area.

* WINDS...Southwest 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.

* RELATIVE HUMIDITY...As low as 9 percent.

* IMPACTS...The combination of gusty winds and low relative humidity would produce critical fire weather conditions.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A fire weather watch means that critical fire weather conditions are forecast to occur. Listen for later forecasts and possible red flag warnings.

Mostly clear

Today

73° 60°

Mostly sunny. Highs in the low 70s and lows in the low 60s.

Humidity:32%
Cloud Coverage:20%
Wind:S at 19 mph
Chance of Rain:0%
UV Index:6 High
Sunrise:06:34:36 AM
Sunset:06:59:02 PM
DayPrecipTemp
Mostly clearFri
0%73° 60°
ClearSat
0%94° 67°
Mostly clearSun
6%88° 50°
Partly cloudyMon
15%62° 46°
Mostly clearTue
3%68° 46°
Mostly clearWed
0%78° 53°
Partly cloudyThu
0%76° 49°
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