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SOUTH DAKOTA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
847 PM CDT MON SEP 22 2014

THE LAST AFTERNOON OF SUMMER 2014 WAS RATHER WARM AND MAINLY DRY
ACROSS SOUTH DAKOTA. CLOUDS WERE GRADUALLY INCREASING FROM WEST TO
EAST...AS A TROUGH OF LOW PRESSURE WAS APPROACHING FROM EASTERN
MONTANA AND WYOMING. SOUTHERLY WINDS BROUGHT PLENTY OF WARMTH TO THE
RUSHMORE STATE AHEAD OF THIS FEATURE...LEADING TO A WIND ADVISORY
FOR MUCH OF THE WESTERN THIRD OF THE STATE THIS AFTERNOON. AS THE
EVENING WAS GETTING STARTED...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS WERE DEVELOPING IN THE BLACK HILLS...SOUTHWEST...AND
SOUTH CENTRAL SECTIONS OF SOUTH DAKOTA. RAINFALL AMOUNTS WERE MAINLY
TRACES OR UP TO A COUPLE HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH. SOUTHEAST TO
SOUTHWEST WINDS AT GENERALLY 5 TO 15 MPH CONTINUED.

HIGH TEMPERATURES ACROSS SOUTH DAKOTA THIS AFTERNOON WERE MOSTLY IN
THE IN THE 70S TO LOW 80S. TWO OF THE LEAST WARM TOWNS ON THE PLAINS
WERE YANKTON AND MADISON...BOTH ONLY MAKING IT TO 73 DEGREES. SIOUX
FALLS AND WATERTOWN WERE JUST A BIT WARMER...BOTH WITH 74. ONE OF
THE WARMEST LOCATIONS WAS MOBRIDGE..CLIMBING TO 84 DEGREES. PHILIP
WAS CLOSE BEHIND...WITH 83. IN THE BLACK HILLS...CUSTER PEAKED AT 71
DEGREES...AND FORT MEADE HIT 79.

AT 8 PM CDT / 7 PM MDT...THE WESTERN AND SOUTHERN PARTS OF SOUTH
DAKOTA WERE MOSTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY...WITH THE NORTH CENTRAL AND
NORTHEAST SECTIONS WERE CLEAR TO PARTLY CLOUDY. TEMPERATURES WERE
GENERALLY IN THE 60S AND LOWER 70S. EXTREMES ACROSS THE PRAIRIES
RANGED FROM 59 DEGREES AT SISSETON...TO 72 AT MOBRIDGE. IN THE BLACK
HILLS...CUSTER WAS DOWN TO 56 DEGREES IN LIGHT RAIN. WINDS ACROSS
THE WESTERN HALF OF SOUTH DAKOTA WERE MAINLY SOUTH OR SOUTHWEST AT 6
TO 15 MPH. THE EASTERN HALF OF THE STATE HAD SOUTHEAST TO SOUTH
WINDS AT 8 TO 14 MPH. SOME SOUTH GUSTS OF 18 TO 31 MPH WERE NOTED AT
PIERRE...WINNER...AND PINE RIDGE.

THE WESTERN AND SOUTHERN PARTS OF SOUTH DAKOTA WILL REMAIN MOSTLY
CLOUDY TO CLOUDY OVERNIGHT...WHILE THE NORTHEAST QUARTER OF THE
STATE IS PARTLY CLOUDY. THE SCATTERED SHOWERS AND ISOLATED
THUNDERSTORMS IN THE SOUTHWEST AND SOUTH CENTRAL WILL SLIDE
SOUTHEAST INTO THE SOUTHEAST QUARTER OF SOUTH DAKOTA...AND BECOME
MORE NUMEROUS AFTER MIDNIGHT. THIS COULD BE SOMEWHAT OF AN
INDICATION OF THE BEGINNING OF AUTUMN...WHICH OFFICIALLY OCCURS AT
929 PM CDT / 829 MDT. LOW TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE PLAINS TONIGHT
WILL COOL INTO THE 50S...BUT THE BLACK HILLS SHOULD DIP INTO THE MID
40S TO LOW 50S.

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