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Changes to the icons were based on analysis of 6,700 public comments collected in 2014. Also, many of these changes are based on the results of a research project led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research.

Users are encouraged to continue to provide comments regarding these changes via email at icons@noaa.gov. NWS will continue to analyze incoming feedback and refine the icons as necessary. Any substantial change to the icons will be facilitated through the NWS public comment/review process.

Isolated Severe Thunderstorms Will Continue

Isolated severe thunderstorms will continue from Minnesota to southwestern Kansas and vicinity. Within that swath, the most probable area for greater concentrations of severe weather is from eastern Nebraska across parts of Iowa. A marginal risk for severe thunderstorms also exists over eastern New England.
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Current conditions at

Rapid City, Rapid City Regional Airport (KRAP)

Lat: 44.05°NLon: 103.05°WElev: 3202ft.

Fair

78°F

26°C

Humidity 29%
Wind Speed N 9 mph
Barometer 30.24 in (1022.5 mb)
Dewpoint 43°F (6°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Heat Index78°F (26°C)
Last update 29 Jul 11:52 am MDT
Extended Forecast for

Rapid City SD

  • Today

    Today: Sunny, with a high near 84. West wind 7 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 84 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Clear, with a low around 61. East wind around 7 mph becoming west in the evening.

    Clear

    Low: 61 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Sunny, with a high near 89. Light and variable wind becoming north 5 to 8 mph in the morning.

    Sunny

    High: 89 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. North wind 5 to 8 mph becoming west in the evening.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 64 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 89. Northwest wind around 7 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.

    Sunny

    High: 89 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64. Southeast wind 6 to 8 mph becoming west after midnight.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 64 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Sunny, with a high near 90.

    Sunny

    High: 90 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 64.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 64 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 91 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Sunny, with a high near 84. West wind 7 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.
Tonight
Clear, with a low around 61. East wind around 7 mph becoming west in the evening.
Thursday
Sunny, with a high near 89. Light and variable wind becoming north 5 to 8 mph in the morning.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 64. North wind 5 to 8 mph becoming west in the evening.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 89. Northwest wind around 7 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
Friday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 64. Southeast wind 6 to 8 mph becoming west after midnight.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 90.
Saturday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 64.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 91.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 65.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 88.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 64.
Tuesday
A 40 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Partly sunny, with a high near 84.
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Point Forecast:
Rapid City SD
 44.08°N 103.24°W (Elev. 3291 ft)
10:28 am MDT Jul 29, 2015
11am MDT Jul 29, 2015-6pm MDT Aug 4, 2015
 
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