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SOUTH DAKOTA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
856 PM CDT FRI JUL 18 2014

A WEAK COOL FRONT WAS PUSHING SOUTHEAST ACROSS THE WESTERN AND NORTH
CENTRAL PARTS OF SOUTH DAKOTA THIS AFTERNOON AND EVENING...SPARKING
A FEW THUNDERSTORMS IN THE BLACK HILLS AND FAR SOUTHWEST PLAINS. ONE
OF THE STORMS IN THE BLACK HILLS PROMPTED A WARNING FOR NORTHEAST
CUSTER COUNTY...WITH HAIL...STRONG WINDS...AND BRIEF HEAVY RAIN
BETWEEN CUSTER...FAIRBURN...AND HERMOSA. THE REST OF THE STATE WAS
PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY AND DRY...WITH SOUTH TO SOUTHWEST WINDS
BECOMING NORTHWEST OR NORTH BEHIND THE COOL FRONT. THE PRECIPITATION
IN THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF SOUTH DAKOTA DISSIPATED BY 630 PM MDT...
WITH TEMPERATURES SLOWLY FALLING THROUGH THE 70S AND 80S UNDER A
PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKY THIS EVENING.

HIGH TEMPERATURES ACROSS SOUTH DAKOTA THIS AFTERNOON VARIED FROM THE
70S AND LOW 80S IN THE EASTERN HALF...TO THE 80S AND LOW 90S IN THE
WESTERN HALF. IN THE BLACK HILLS...CUSTER WARMED TO 86 DEGREES
BEFORE THE THUNDERSTORMS CAME THROUGH. ONE OF THE HOTTEST TOWNS
TODAY WAS PHILIP...CLIMBING TO 95 DEGREES. PIERRE WAS NOT QUITE AS
HOT...WITH 90. MADISON MISSED MUCH OF THE HEAT...ONLY MAKING IT TO
73 DEGREES LATE THIS AFTERNOON. YANKTON WAS ONLY SLIGHTLY WARMER...
WITH 75.

AT 8 PM CDT / 7 PM MDT...A PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKY CONTINUED
OVER SOUTH DAKOTA...WITH TEMPERATURES IN THE 70S NORTH AND EAST..
AND 80S SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL. IN THE BLACK HILLS...CUSTER WAS
DOWN TO 73 DEGREES. ACROSS THE PLAINS...EXTREMES ON THE HOUR RANGED
FROM 85 DEGREES AT BOTH PHILIP AND PIERRE...TO 72 AT WATERTOWN.
WINDS WERE OUT OF THE SOUTH OR SOUTHWEST AT 13 TO 16 MPH ACROSS THE
EASTERN THIRD...SOUTH CENTRAL SECTION...AND CENTRAL SECTION. GUSTS
OF 22 TO 28 MPH WERE NOTED AT MITCHELL AND WATERTOWN. THE WESTERN
THIRD AND NORTH CENTRAL SECTION OF SOUTH DAKOTA HAD NORTH TO
NORTHEAST WINDS AT 5 TO 15 MPH.

THE REST OF THE NIGHT LOOKS TO BRING A PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKY
TO SOUTH DAKOTA...WITH SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE NORTHEAST
QUARTER OF THE STATE. LOW TEMPERATURES WILL DIP INTO THE UPPER 50S
TO MID 60S ACROSS THE PLAINS...WHILE THE BLACK HILLS COOLS INTO THE
LOW TO MID 50S.

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