Weather Aiding Firefighters Fight Vineyard Fire

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Fire fighters are crediting the weather for helping them contain more of the Vineyard Fire. As of Tuesday morning, it was 55 percent contained.

KELOLAND News takes a look at the forecast for the Hot Springs area as crews continue to battle the fire.

A cold front moved through KELOLAND today to allow for thicker clouds and a chance for rain. It’s good news for firefighters in western South Dakota as they continue to contain the fire near Hot Springs.

While western South Dakota got some relief from the weather in lighter winds and higher humidity on Monday, that trend should continue for the next couple of days.  

This graphic shows the wind over the next couple of days. Light winds can be expected through Thursday.  

Humidity values will also help the cause as high humidity can be expected with many of the values staying above 90% at night and above 50% during the day.

Scattered showers will continue through Wednesday in western South Dakota.

So far this month, Hot Springs has only received a tenth of an inch of rain. That’s only 11% of average, but since June Hot Springs is just over average at 104%. So it could have been worse, if it had been drier this summer.  

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