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SOUTH DAKOTA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
1156 AM CDT FRI APR 18 2014

SCATTERED SPRINKLES OF RAIN...AND A FEW SNOW FLURRIES...AFFECTED THE
EASTERN THIRD OF SOUTH DAKOTA OVERNIGHT...BUT THE REST OF THE STATE
WAS DRY AND SOMEWHAT CHILLY. LIGHT EAST TO SOUTHEAST WINDS ACROSS
SOUTH DAKOTA THURSDAY EVENING BECAME MORE SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH AND
INCREASED IN SPEED THROUGH THE MORNING. AS THESE BREEZES WERE
SPREADING EASTWARD...A WARM FRONT WAS ALSO PUSHING INTO THE EASTERN
THIRD OF THE STATE...ADDING TO THE WARMTH. A PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY
SKY OVER THE MAJORITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA BROUGHT TEMPERATURES UP TO THE
40S AND LOW 50S AT MOST LOCATIONS BY MID MORNING.

LOW TEMPERATURES ACROSS SOUTH DAKOTA OVERNIGHT WERE IN THE MID 20S
TO MID 30S IN THE BLACK HILLS AND EAST...AND IN THE LOW 30S TO LOW
40S WESTERN PRAIRIES. THREE OF THE COOLER PLACES THIS MORNING
INCLUDED PACTOLA DAM...WITH 26 DEGREES...NEMO...WITH 27...AND
ABERDEEN...WITH 28. A FEW OF THE MILDER SPOTS WERE PINE RIDGE...WITH
42 DEGREES...THE BASE OF MOUNT RUSHMORE...WITH 41...EDGEMONT...ALSO
WITH 41...AND PARMELEE...WITH 40.

AT 11 AM CDT / 10 AM MDT...VARIABLE AMOUNTS OF MID AND HIGH LEVEL
CLOUDINESS WAS OVER SOUTH DAKOTA. MOST OF THE WESTERN THIRD OF THE
STATE WAS PARTLY SUNNY TO CLOUDY...ESPECIALLY WEST OF A LINE FROM
LODGEPOLE TO HARRINGTON. IT WAS ALSO PARTLY SUNNY IN SOME OF THE
NORTHEAST...MAINLY NORTHEAST OF A LINE FROM FREDRICK TO WHITE. THE
REST OF THE STATE WAS MOSTLY SUNNY TO SUNNY. TEMPERATURES WERE
MOSTLY IN THE MID 40S TO MID 50S. EXTREMES ON THE HOUR RANGED FROM
38 DEGREES AT SISSETON...TO 60 AT WINNER. WINDS NEAR AND EAST OF THE
MISSOURI RIVER WERE OUT OF THE SOUTHEAST OR SOUTH AT 16 TO 25 MPH...
WITH GUSTS OF 28 TO 35 MPH. MEANWHILE...FURTHER WEST THE WINDS WERE
BETWEEN SOUTHEAST AND SOUTHWEST AT 6 TO 17 MPH.

THIS DATE IN 1985 WAS VERY WARM ACROSS SOUTH DAKOTA. MANY HIGH
TEMPERATURES THE AFTERNOON OF APRIL 18TH THAT YEAR CLIMBED INTO THE
MID 80S TO MID 90S. SOME OF THE MAXIMUMS ACROSS THE STATE INCLUDED:

    CANTON          95
    VERMILLION      95
    GREGORY         94
    MENNO           94
    BRIDGEWATER     93
    PICKSTOWN       93
    TYNDALL         93
    WAGNER          93
    ARMOUR          92
    SIOUX FALLS     92
    YANKTON         92
    MARION          91
    WINNER          91
    CENTERVILLE     90
    MISSION         90
    ORAL            90
    BONESTEEL       87
    HARRINGTON      87
    ARDMORE         84
    MARTIN          84
    OELRICHS        83

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