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SOUTH DAKOTA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
901 PM CDT TUE JUL 22 2014

THERE WAS QUITE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE WEATHER OVER THE WESTERN AND
EASTERN HALVES OF SOUTH DAKOTA TODAY. THE WESTERN HALF OF THE STATE
SAW EARLY AFTERNOON MOSTLY SUNNY AND DRY CONDITIONS BECOME PARTLY
SUNNY TO CLOUDY...WITH SCATTERED STRONG TO SEVERE THUNDERSTORMS BY
LATE AFTERNOON AND INTO THIS EVENING. MEANWHILE...THE EASTERN HALF
OF THE STATE WAS MOSTLY SUNNY TO SUNNY...WITH A FEW ISOLATED LIGHT
RAIN SHOWERS CLOSE TO THE MISSOURI RIVER BORDER WITH NEBRASKA
BETWEEN TABOR AND SIOUX CITY. HAIL IN THE WEST WAS UP TO 1.75 INCH
IN DIAMETER AND WIND GUSTS WERE UP TO 68 MPH. SPOTTY RAINFALL IN THE
SOUTHEAST WAS ONLY TRACES OR A COUPLE HUNDREDTHS OF AN INCH.

HIGH TEMPERATURES ACROSS SOUTH DAKOTA THIS AFTERNOON WERE MAINLY IN
THE 80S. A FEW PLACES RECORDED MAXIMUMS OF 89 DEGREES...INCLUDING
BUFFALO...PHILIP...PIERRE...AND WINNER. MADISON WAS ONE OF THE
COOLEST TOWNS TODAY...ONLY REACHING 77. THREE OTHER COOLER SPOTS
INCLUDED ABERDEEN...SISSETON...AND WATERTOWN...ALL PEAKING AT 80
DEGREES. IN THE BLACK HILLS...CUSTER MADE IT TO 83.

AT 8 PM CDT / 7 PM MDT...THE WESTERN HALF OF SOUTH DAKOTA WAS MOSTLY
CLOUDY TO CLOUDY...WITH SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY WEST OF A
LINE FROM INTERIOR TO MCINTOSH. THE EASTERN HALF OF THE STATE WAS
CLEAR TO PARTLY CLOUDY. TEMPERATURES WERE MOSTLY IN THE MID 70S TO
LOWER 80S. EXTREMES ACROSS THE PLAINS RANGED FROM 75 DEGREES AT BOTH
WATERTOWN AND SISSETON...TO 83 AT BOTH WINNER AND PHILIP. IN THE
BLACK HILLS...CUSTER WAS DOWN TO 72 DEGREES.

OVERNIGHT...THE SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS IN THE WESTERN HALF OF SOUTH
DAKOTA WILL GRADUALLY DISSIPATE BY 11 PM MDT...FOLLOWED BY A PARTLY
CLOUDY SKY. THE EASTERN HALF OF THE STATE WILL CONTINUE WITH A CLEAR
TO PARTLY CLOUDY SKY. LOW TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE PLAINS WILL RANGE
FROM THE UPPER 50S TO MID 60S. IN THE BLACK HILLS...MINIMUMS SHOULD
DROP INTO THE 50S.

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