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SOUTH DAKOTA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
1152 AM CDT SAT AUG 23 2014

THE OVERNIGHT PERIOD FEATURED PLENTY OF CLOUDS OVER THE NORTHERN
PLAINS REGION...SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS...A STALLED
FRONTAL BOUNDARY FROM THE BLACK HILLS TO THE ARROWHEAD OF
MINNESOTA...AND WAVES OF LOW PRESSURE MOVING NORTHEAST JUST SOUTH OF
THE FRONT. THE RESULT FOR SOUTH DAKOTA WAS RAINFALL AT MOST
LOCATIONS...SOME OF IT HEAVY...BETWEEN FRIDAY EVENING AND THIS
MORNING. MOST AMOUNTS WERE BETWEEN A TENTH AND A THIRD OF AN INCH...
BUT POCKETS OF HEAVIER RAIN IN THE NORTH CENTRAL SECTION AND NEAR
INTERSTATE 90 BETWEEN PLANKINTON AND BRANDON MEASURED 1 TO 2 INCHES.
ONE OF THE GREATEST REPORTS WAS 2.38 INCHES AT LANTRY.

THE CLOUDS AND RAIN PREVENTED TEMPERATURES FROM COOLING MUCH DURING
THE NIGHT. MOST LOWS WERE IN THE 60S. THE BLACK HILLS AREA WAS A
LITTLE COOLER...WITH MINIMUMS VARYING FROM 52 DEGREES AT
DEERFIELD...TO 60 AT EDGEMONT. ACROSS THE PRAIRIES...LOWS RANGED
FROM 61 DEGREES AT BOTH PINE RIDGE AND SAND LAKE...TO 70 AT BOTH
HURON AND MITCHELL. A COUPLE OTHER MILD PLACES INCLUDED SIOUX
FALLS...WITH 69 DEGREES...AND YANKTON...WITH 68.

AT 11 AM CDT / 10 AM MDT...A CLOUDY SKY PREVAILED OVER SOUTH
DAKOTA...WITH SOME PEAKS OF SUNSHINE AT RAPID CITY...MITCHELL...
AND YANKTON. TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE 60S AND LOW 70S. EXTREMES
RANGED FROM 60 DEGREES AT BUFFALO...TO 73 AT WINNER...SIOUX FALLS...
MITCHELL...AND YANKTON. WINDS ACROSS THE NORTHERN HALF OF SOUTH
DAKOTA WERE OUT OF THE NORTHEAST OR EAST AT 7 TO 13 MPH...WITH GUSTS
OUT OF THE EAST UP TO 20 MPH AT MOBRIDGE. THE SOUTHERN HALF OF THE
STATE HAD WINDS BETWEEN EAST AND SOUTH AT 3 TO 10 MPH...EXCEPT FOR
CHAMBERLAIN...WITH A SOUTHEAST BREEZE AT 18 MPH...GUST TO 24 MPH.

A PARTLY SUNNY TO CLOUDY SKY WILL PERSIST OVER SOUTH DAKOTA THIS
AFTERNOON...WITH NUMEROUS SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE NORTHWEST
AND NORTH CENTRAL...AND ISOLATED STORMS IN THE EASTERN AND SOUTHERN
SECTIONS. A FLOOD WATCH REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM MDT FOR MOST OF
THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF THE STATE. HIGH TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE
PLAINS TODAY WILL RANGE FROM THE MID AND UPPER 60S IN THE FAR
NORTHWEST...TO THE MID AND UPPER 80S IN THE FAR SOUTHEAST. THE BLACK
HILLS AREA SHOULD REACH THE UPPER 60S TO AROUND 70 DEGREES.

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