Heavy Lake Effect Snow and Bitterly Cold Temperatures

A bitterly cold airmass will settle over much of the central and eastern U.S over the next several days. Well below normal temperatures and cold wind chills will be common. In addition, heavy lake effect snow will be possible especially downwind of Lakes Erie and Ontario, where up to one foot of additional snow is forecast by Sunday morning.
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Current conditions at

Rapid City, Rapid City Regional Airport (KRAP)

Lat: 44.08°NLon: -103.24°WElev: 3202ft.

Fair

40°F

4°C

Humidity 77%
Wind Speed Vrbl 3 mph
Barometer 30.01 in (1018.7 mb)
Dewpoint 33°F (1°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Last update 11 Feb 9:52 am MST
Extended Forecast for

Rapid City SD

  • Today

    Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 54. Breezy, with a northwest wind 14 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.

    Partly Sunny
    then Partly
    Sunny and
    Breezy

    High: 54 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: A slight chance of rain and snow after 11pm.  Patchy fog after 11pm.  Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. North wind 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 16 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Rain/Snow and
    Patchy Fog

    Low: 29 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: A slight chance of snow before 11am, then a slight chance of rain and snow.  Cloudy, with a temperature rising to near 33 by noon, then falling to around 27 during the remainder of the day. Northeast wind 6 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Rain/Snow

    High: 33 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: A chance of snow before 11pm, then patchy snow and freezing drizzle.  Cloudy, with a low around 22. Southeast wind around 9 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 30%.

    Patchy Wintry
    Mix

    Low: 22 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: A slight chance of snow before 11am, then a slight chance of rain.  Cloudy, with a high near 46. Southeast wind around 8 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.  Chance of precipitation is 20%.

    Slight Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Slight
    Chance Rain

    High: 46 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Rain likely before 11pm, then a chance of rain and snow.  Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 32. Northwest wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Rain/Snow
    Likely

    Low: 32 °F

  • Sunday

    Sunday: Partly sunny, with a high near 47.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 47 °F

  • Sunday
    Night

    Sunday Night: Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.

    Mostly Cloudy

    Low: 32 °F

  • Washington's
    Birthday

    Washington's Birthday: Partly sunny, with a high near 52.

    Partly Sunny

    High: 52 °F

Detailed Forecast

Today
Partly sunny, with a high near 54. Breezy, with a northwest wind 14 to 23 mph, with gusts as high as 32 mph.
Tonight
A slight chance of rain and snow after 11pm. Patchy fog after 11pm. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a low around 29. North wind 7 to 11 mph, with gusts as high as 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday
A slight chance of snow before 11am, then a slight chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, with a temperature rising to near 33 by noon, then falling to around 27 during the remainder of the day. Northeast wind 6 to 10 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Friday Night
A chance of snow before 11pm, then patchy snow and freezing drizzle. Cloudy, with a low around 22. Southeast wind around 9 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Saturday
A slight chance of snow before 11am, then a slight chance of rain. Cloudy, with a high near 46. Southeast wind around 8 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon. Chance of precipitation is 20%.
Saturday Night
Rain likely before 11pm, then a chance of rain and snow. Cloudy, then gradually becoming partly cloudy, with a low around 32. Northwest wind 7 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 47.
Sunday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 32.
Washington's Birthday
Partly sunny, with a high near 52.
Monday Night
A 20 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 37.
Tuesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 56.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 33.
Wednesday
Partly sunny, with a high near 54.
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Point Forecast:
Rapid City SD
 44.08°N 103.24°W (Elev. 3291 ft)
9:42 am MST Feb 11, 2016
10am MST Feb 11, 2016-6pm MST Feb 17, 2016
 
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