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Fall Weather Pattern Arrives

Rain and much cooler temperatures behind a cold front will bring a feeling of fall to the east coast today. In addition, an active fall storm pattern developing in the Pacific Northwest this week will bring areas of heavy rains, and very high elevations could receive heavy snow. Wetting rains to the valley floors will spread south Thu and Fri into northern California,where active fires continue. Read More >

Current conditions at

Ellsworth Air Force Base (KRCA)

Lat: 44.15°NLon: 103.1°WElev: 3278ft.

Fair

43°F

6°C

Humidity 47%
Wind Speed W 7 mph
Barometer 30.05 in (1017.5 mb)
Dewpoint 24°F (-4°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill39°F (4°C)
Last update 17 Oct 5:56 am MDT
Extended Forecast for

Rapid City SD

  • Today

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 77. West wind around 8 mph becoming south in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 77 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 48. South wind 5 to 14 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 48 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 66. Northwest wind 9 to 16 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 66 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 45. East wind 6 to 8 mph becoming southwest after midnight.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 45 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 78. South wind 5 to 8 mph.

    Sunny

    High: 78 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 51. Southwest wind around 7 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 51 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 78.

    Sunny

    High: 78 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 44 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 57 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny, with a high near 77. West wind around 8 mph becoming south in the afternoon.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 48. South wind 5 to 14 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 20 mph.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 66. Northwest wind 9 to 16 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 45. East wind 6 to 8 mph becoming southwest after midnight.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 78. South wind 5 to 8 mph.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 51. Southwest wind around 7 mph.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 78.
Friday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 44.
Saturday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 57.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 37.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 64.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 42.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 62.
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Point Forecast:
Rapid City SD
 44.08°N 103.24°W (Elev. 3291 ft)
4:17 am MDT Oct 17, 2017
7am MDT Oct 17, 2017-6pm MDT Oct 23, 2017
 
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