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SOUTH DAKOTA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
1117 AM CDT TUE APR 22 2014

SURFACE HIGH PRESSURE ACROSS THE EASTERN DAKOTAS BROUGHT A MOSTLY
CLEAR AND QUIET NIGHT TO RESIDENTS OF THE RUSHMORE STATE. A COUPLE
BANDS OF HIGH LEVEL CLOUDS MOVED OVER THE WEST ONLY TO DISSIPATE AS
THEY MOVED EASTWARD OVER CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA.

A LIGHT BREEZE IN COMBINATION WITH A CLEAR SKY ALLOWED TEMPERATURES
TO COOL INTO THE UPPER 20S AND LOWER 30S ACROSS THE EAST. ABERDEEN
WAS THE COLDEST IN THE STATE WITH A LOW OF 24 DEGREES. A BREEZE
FROM THE EAST AND SOUTHEAST HELD LOW TEMPERATURES IN THE 30S AND
LOWER 40S ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND WEST. WIND VELOCITIES WERE
GENERALLY IN THE 5 TO 15 MPH RANGE BUT A SOUTHEAST WIND AT PINE
RIDGE INCREASED TO 15 TO 30 MPH WITH HIGHER GUSTS. A PEAK WIND GUST
TO 41 MPH OCCURRED SHORTLY BEFORE DAWN.

AT 11 AM CDT SOME CLOUDINESS WAS LOCATED NEAR AND EAST OF THE
MISSOURI RIVER VALLEY FROM SOUTH OF MOBRIDGE TO SOUTHEAST OF PIERRE
TO CHAMBERLAIN AND PICKSTOWN. THE REMAINDER OF THE STATE WAS MOSTLY
SUNNY ALTHOUGH HIGH LEVEL CLOUDINESS COVERED THE FAR SOUTHWEST. MUCH
OF THE STATE HAD TEMPERATURES IN THE UPPER 50S AND LOWER 60S WITH
EXTREMES OF 53 AT WATERTOWN TO 65 DEGREES AT PHILIP AND PINE RIDGE.
THE WIND WAS LIGHT NEAR THE EASTERN BORDER...AND FROM THE SOUTH OR
SOUTHEAST AT 15 TO 25 ELSEWHERE. HIGHER WIND GUSTS IN EXCESS OF 30
MPH WERE OCCURRING AT FAITH WITH 35 MPH AND PINE RIDGE WITH 39 MPH.

ON THIS DATE IN 2001 SIOUX FALLS WAS SOAKED WITH 3.72 INCHES OF
RAIN.

SNOW FELL ACROSS MUCH OF SOUTH DAKOTA ON THIS DATE ONE YEAR AGO.
SNOW AMOUNTS FROM AROUND THE STATE INCLUDE...

HURON WITH 3.8 INCHES
PIERRE WITH 3.9 INCHES
YANKTON WITH 4 INCHES
SIOUX FALLS WITH 4.6 INCHES
ACADEMY...HIGHMORE AND INTERIOR WITH 5 INCHES
MITCHELL WITH 5.1 INCHES
WINNER WITH 5.5 INCHES
KENNEBEC...RAPID CITY AND WASTA WITH 6 INCHES
CANTON WITH 6.3 INCHES
BELLE FOURCHE WITH 7 INCHES
HILL CITY WITH 10 INCHES
LEAD WITH 11.7 INCHES


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