Where is the smoke in South Dakota coming from today?

Where is the smoke in South Dakota coming from today?

Lake Winnipeg
KELOLAND’s Chief Meteorologist Jay Trobec says the smoke is coming from fires by Lake Winnipeg in Canada. He says the wind switched to the north overnight and brought the smoke to us.

Is there any wildfires in South Dakota?

Firefighters have made progress on the three wildfires in the Black Hills of South Dakota. The largest is the Schroeder Fire just west of Rapid City. It was mapped from an aircraft at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday and was found to have grown to 2,165 acres, an increase of about 260 acres.

What started the Black Hills fire?

Fanned by erratic winds caused by passing thunderstorm cells and recent hot weather that has dried out fuels, the Black Hills Fire blew up quickly on Thursday afternoon, growing to an estimated 2,500 acres by 3:30 p.m. There were seven fixed- and rotor-winged aircraft working over the fire late into the evening.

Where is the fire burning in South Dakota?

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KEVN) – Hat Mountain Wildfire West of Rapid City Rapid City, S.D., September 28, 2021 – A wildfire was reported at 2:42 pm today near Johnson Siding, 8 miles west of Rapid City, S.D. The fire is called the Hat Mountain Wildfire. The fire is currently burning south of Bogus Jim Road.

Why is South Dakota so Smokey?

Have you noticed the hazy skies and the smell of smoke today? It is due to the wildfires in Canada which are creating those conditions.

Why is it hazy in South Dakota?

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (KELO)–You may have noticed a haziness in the skies across KELOLAND. The fires put smoke and ash into the atmosphere, but it is trapped in the upper atmosphere and the winds in the middle part of the atmosphere are bringing that haze over KELOLAND, said Jay Trobec, KELOLAND Chief Meteorologist.

Why is South Dakota so hazy?

Large wildfires near Lake Winnipeg in Canada are the cause of the hazy skies in Sioux Falls. They’ve been sending smoke southbound and while the smoke was supposed to roll through the Sioux Falls area throughout Thursday, residents woke up Friday morning to another hazy sky.

Are there wildfires in the Black Hills?

Response to Wildland fires occurs on the Black Hills National Forest 12 months of the year. In the last 30 years, the Black Hills NF (BKF) has averaged 99 wildfires per year that have burned 7,902 acres per year. Approximately 75% of fires are lightning caused with the remainder being human caused.

Where is all the smoke in the Black Hills coming from?

Pile Burning Districts across the Black Hills National Forest burn thousands of hand and machine slash piles every year. Piles are created from timber sale slash and tree thinning operations.

Where is the fire in Sturgis South Dakota?

STURGIS, S.D. (KELO) — A wildfire is currently burning just 5 miles southwest of Sturgis according to Black Hills National Forest officials.

Where is the smoke from in Rapid City South Dakota?

NewsCenter1 Staff. RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Pennington County Emergency Management has issued a notice to the public that the smoke is not from a fire in our area. The visible smoke, and its smell, are coming from wildfires in southeastern Montana.

Why is there smoke in Rapid City South Dakota?

The dry weather we’ve experienced and gusty winds cause dust pollution, which adds to the smoke hovering in the sky. People who are traveling or living in Rapid City who have respiratory issues should stay indoors and avoid the dusty air.