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Release Date Wednesday, April 25, 2018

State Fire Meteorologist to Discuss 2018 Outlook on Friday

This photo of the April 2016 Storm Hill Fire in the Black Hills on the shore of Mitchell Lake is courtesy Great Plains Fire Information. 

RAPID CITY, S.D. (April 25, 2018) – Darren Clabo, Ph.D., State Fire Meteorologist and South Dakota School of Mines & Technology faculty member, will present a special seminar, “2018 South Dakota Wildfire Outlook,” at 11 a.m. on Friday, April 27 at in room 222 of the Mineral Industries Building on the SD Mines campus.

Research on wildfires and climate shows that the number of acres burned in any given season is related to the climatic and weather conditions.  Extended periods of hot, dry and windy weather can translate to an increase in fire frequency, size and intensity.  

Clabo’s presentation will last around 30 minutes and detail current climate and weather conditions related to this summer’s wildfire potential. 

The presentation is free and open to the public.  Find a campus map here.



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