It's not too often that February provides the proper weather conditions to promote fires.
Even with a snowier than average winter, drought conditions still persist throughout the area.
Golfers are taking advantage of today's record-breaking temps to hit the links.
Many were out enjoying the warmest temperatures we've had in Rapid City in the last 85 days Friday.
FEMA says President Trump has approved a disaster declaration for South Dakota: in areas impacted by Christmas Weekend Blizzard of 2016 (Dec 24-26).
Thermometers haven't reached freezing since New Year's Eve.
But, today was the first sign of warmer weather to come - so some in the Black Hills got outside to enjoy it.
This week's freezing temperatures are keeping snow plows busy - as they continue to clean up after Monday's storm.
Chemical treatments stop working well when the thermometer reaches sub zero temperatures.
It started with freezing fog Sunday night and turned into snow early Monday morning. That snow made travel a challenge in parts of the Black Hills Monday.
If you were dreaming of a White Christmas this year, you certainly got one.
It's looking like a White Christmas for much of the Black Hills.
We've seen the sub-zero numbers on thermometers all day.
So, we did some experiments to show just what freezing really looks like.
Another local business is helping you dress the best for today's low temperatures.
Roamin' Around has you covered with gear from head to toe to help you brave the cold.
The snow has been falling and the temperatures have been dropping.
It wasn't an easy commute to work this morning in the Northern Hills with poor road conditions along the interstate from Spearfish to Sturgis.
State officials have closed Interstate 90 from Exit 10 in Spearfish to Exit 55 in Rapid City due to strong winds and blowing snow.
Much of the western Dakotas is under a winter storm warning, as heavy snow and strong winds pound the area.
We've been seeing more and more rain across the Black Hills... but how is it affecting fire danger?
You might have noticed that Sunday started out hot and sunny, but quickly turned to clouds, rain and hail in some areas Sunday afternoon.