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Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Ellsworth Air Force Base (KRCA)

Lat: 44.15°NLon: 103.1°WElev: 3278ft.

Fair and Breezy

47°F

8°C

Humidity 39%
Wind Speed NW 23 G 31 mph
Barometer 29.69 in
Dewpoint 24°F (-4°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill39°F (4°C)
Last update 21 Oct 7:56 am MDT
Extended Forecast for

Rapid City SD

  • Today

    Today: Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 58. Breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.

    Decreasing
    Clouds and
    Breezy

    High: 58 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Mostly clear, with a low around 36. Northwest wind 5 to 11 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 16 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 36 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. West wind 7 to 13 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 71 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Northwest wind 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.

    Mostly Cloudy
    then Slight
    Chance
    Showers

    Low: 46 °F

  • Monday

    Monday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. Northwest wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 59 °F

  • Monday
    Night

    Monday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 37. Northwest wind 8 to 11 mph.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 37 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Sunny, with a high near 60.

    Sunny

    High: 60 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 43.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 43 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Sunny, with a high near 72.

    Sunny

    High: 72 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Mostly cloudy, then gradually becoming sunny, with a high near 58. Breezy, with a northwest wind 15 to 21 mph, with gusts as high as 29 mph.
Tonight
Mostly clear, with a low around 36. Northwest wind 5 to 11 mph becoming southwest after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 16 mph.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 71. West wind 7 to 13 mph.
Sunday Night
A 20 percent chance of showers after midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 46. Northwest wind 6 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 15 mph.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 59. Northwest wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 37. Northwest wind 8 to 11 mph.
Tuesday
Sunny, with a high near 60.
Tuesday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 43.
Wednesday
Sunny, with a high near 72.
Wednesday Night
A chance of showers after midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Thursday
A chance of showers. Partly sunny, with a high near 47.
Thursday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 29.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 50.
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Point Forecast:
Rapid City SD
 44.08°N 103.24°W (Elev. 3291 ft)
7:03 am MDT Oct 21, 2017
8am MDT Oct 21, 2017-6pm MDT Oct 27, 2017
 
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