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State Fire Meteorologist to present 2014 wildfire outlook
Release Date Wednesday, April 2, 2014

RAPID CITY, S.D. (April 2, 2014) – South Dakota State Fire Meteorologist Darren Clabo, instructor, Department of Atmospheric & Environmental Sciences, will present the 2014 South Dakota Wildland Fire Potential Outlook at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 3, in the Mineral Industries building, room 222. The media and public are invited to attend.

This 25-minute presentation will cover past, current and expected weather conditions relevant to the 2014 wildfire season within the state of South Dakota and the Rocky Mountain region.


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