Mines News

Release Date Monday, April 25, 2016

State Fire Meteorologist to Deliver 2016 Wildfire Outlook

RAPID CITY, S.D. (April 25, 2016) – Darren Clabo, state fire meteorologist and South Dakota School of Mines & Technology faculty member, will present the “2016 South Dakota Wildfire Seasonal Outlook” at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 28, in the Mineral Industries Building, room 222, on campus. The presentation is open to the public, and the media is invited to attend.
 
“The past several months have been relatively warm and dry across western South Dakota. This has led to numerous wildland fires including the Cold Fire in the southern Black Hills and more recently the Storm Hill Fire near Hill City. This seminar will include information on past weather, current trends, and predictions of what the summer wildfire season may bring,” Clabo said.
 
The Mineral Industries Building is located next to Devereaux Library on the SD Mines campus, 501 E. Saint Joseph St. Click for the campus map.

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