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SOUTH DAKOTA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
910 PM CDT WED APR 9 2014

A COLD FRONT PUSHED INTO THE NORTHWEST PART OF SOUTH DAKOTA BY
AROUND 12 NOON MDT...AND MADE IT AS FAR SOUTHEAST AS FORT
THOMPSON...BURDETTE...AND ABERDEEN BY 8 PM CDT. AHEAD OF THIS
BOUNDARY...WINDS VARIED FROM SOUTH TO WEST AT 15 TO 30 MPH. BEHIND
THE FRONT...WINDS SHIFTED TO NORTHWEST OR NORTH AT 20 TO 30 MPH...
WITH GUSTS OF 40 TO 60 MPH. FURTHER NORTHWEST...THERE WERE SCATTERED
LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS...BUT RAINFALL AMOUNTS SO FAR HAVE ONLY BEEN
TRACES OR A COUPLE HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH. TEMPERATURES WERE FALLING
MORE QUICKLY IN THE NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL SECTIONS OF SOUTH
DAKOTA THIS EVENING THAN ACROSS THE REST OF THE STATE. CLOUDS WERE
INCREASING FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST...WITH THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER
STILL CLEAR TO PARTLY CLOUDY AT 8 PM CDT.

HIGH TEMPERATURES ACROSS SOUTH DAKOTA THIS AFTERNOON WERE MORE LIKE
MID JUNE THAN EARLY APRIL...WITH MAXIMUMS CLIMBING INTO THE 70S TO
MID 80S TODAY. ONE OF THE WARMEST TOWNS WAS CHAMBERLAIN...REACHING
86 DEGREES. WINNER AND HURON WERE ALMOST AS WARM...BOTH HITTING 85.
BUFFALO AND THE RAPID CITY WEATHER SERVICE OFFICE MISSED SOME OF THE
WARMTH...BUT EVEN 76 WAS RATHER IMPRESSIVE FOR THE 9TH OF APRIL. THE
BLACK HILLS AREA WAS NOT QUITE AS MILD...WHERE CUSTER ONLY CLIMBED
TO 67 DEGREES. THE AVERAGE HIGH TEMPERATURE ACROSS SOUTH DAKOTA
TODAY WAS 80.8 DEGREES...WHICH WAS 25.1 DEGREES ABOVE NORMAL.

AT 8 PM CDT / 7 PM MDT...THE SKY OVER SOUTH DAKOTA WAS MOSTLY CLOUDY
TO CLOUDY NEAR AND NORTHWEST OF A LINE FROM RAPID CITY TO
MOBRIDGE...AND CLEAR TO PARTLY CLOUDY ELSEWHERE. SCATTERED LIGHT
RAIN SHOWERS WERE BETWEEN BUFFALO AND MCLAUGHLIN. TEMPERATURES WERE
IN THE 50S BEHIND THE COLD FRONT...AND IN THE 60S TO MID 70S AHEAD
OF IT. EXTREMES ON THE HOUR RANGED FROM 53 AT BUFFALO...TO 75 AT
YANKTON. WINDS BEHIND THE COLD FRONT WERE OUT OF THE NORTHWEST OR
NORTH AT 15 TO 40 MPH...WITH GUSTS OF 32 TO 48 MPH. MEANWHILE...MOST
OF THE EASTERN THIRD AND SOUTH CENTRAL SECTIONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA HAD
VARIABLE WINDS BETWEEN SOUTH AND WEST AT 6 TO 20 MPH.

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