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SOUTH DAKOTA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
821 PM CDT THU AUG 14 2014

THERE WAS QUITE A RANGE IN WEATHER ACROSS SOUTH DAKOTA THURSDAY
AFTERNOON WITH WEAKENING SHOWERS AND COOL TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE
EAST...AND MUCH HOTTER TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE WEST WHICH ALLOWED
FOR SCATTERED STRONG STORMS TO DEVELOP. STORMS IN THE BLACK HILLS
BROUGHT RAINFALL IN EXCESS OF AN INCH A FEW MILES WEST AND SOUTHWEST
OF JOHNSON SIDING. LATER IN THE HEAT OF THE AFTERNOON SCATTERED
THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED RAPIDLY AND BROUGHT HEAVY RAIN AND GUSTY
WINDS. THE STRONGER STORMS DEVELOPED EAST OF WOUNDED KNEE...NEAR AND
SOUTH OF PHILIP...NORTHWEST OF OPAL AND IN HARDING COUNTY SOUTH AND
EAST OF LUDLOW. A THUNDERSTORM IN PHILIP PRODUCED A WIND GUST TO 49
MPH AT 426 PM MDT. A 20 DEGREE TEMPERATURE DROP FROM 96 AT 4 PM TO
76 DEGREES AT 5 PM MDT OCCURRED DURING THE STORM BUT ONLY A QUARTER
INCH OF RAIN FELL. DOPPLER RADAR ESTIMATES RAINFALL IN EXCESS OF TWO
INCHES SOUTHWEST OF PHILIP ON THE HAAKON...JACKSON COUNTY LINE.

QUITE A RANGE IN HIGH TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE RUSHMORE STATE WITH
HIGHS IN THE 70S TO AROUND 80 ACROSS THE EAST. INTERMITTENT RAIN AND
PERSISTANT CLOUDS HELD AFTERNOON HIGHS TO ONLY 69 AT WATERTOWN AND
68 DEGREES AT BROOKINGS AND MADISON. HIGHS WERE IN THE 80S ACROSS
THE NORTH CENTRAL AND THE PRAIRIES WEST OF THE JAMES RIVER VALLEY
...AND IN THE 90S ACROSS MUCH OF THE WESTERN PRAIRIES. HOTTEST
TEMPERATURES OCCURRED NEAR AND NORTH OF THE BADLANDS WITH PHILIP
HITTING 100 AND INTERIOR 102 DEGREES. IN THE HIGHER ELEVATIONS OF
THE BLACK HILLS CUSTER HIT 85 FOR A HIGH.

AFTERNOON WINDS WERE GENERALLY LIGHT ACROSS THE WEST WITH HIGHER
GUSTS IN AND NEAR THUNDERSTORMS. A SOUTH OR SOUTHEAST BREEZE BLEW
ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND EAST AT SPEEDS OF 15 TO 25 MPH WITH GUSTS IN
EXCESS OF 30 MPH ACROSS THE CENTRAL...AND FROM 5 TO 15 MPH ACROSS
THE EAST.

AT 8 PM CDT SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS CONTINUED TO ADVANCE ACROSS
THE WEST...EXTENDING FROM WEST OF LEMMON TO WEST OF MISSION.
STRONGEST THUNDERSTORM WITH VERY HEAVY RAIN WAS LOCATED NORTH AND
NORTHEAST OF FAITH NEAR IRON LIGHTNING AND THUNDER BUTTE.
TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE UPPER 60S AND 70S EAST...AND IN THE 70S TO
LOWER 80S WEST WITH EXTREMES OF 67 AT WATERTOWN TO 83 DEGREES AT
BUFFALO AND WINNER.

ON THIS DATE IN 1937 TEMPERATURES SOARED INTO THE TRIPLE DIGITS
ACROSS CENTRAL AND WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA. HIGH TEMPERATURES FOR
SELECTED SITES INCLUDE...

103 DEGREES AT FORESTBURG AND MILLER
105 DEGREES AT CAMP CROOK...FAULKTON AND LEMMON
106 DEGREES AT GANN VALLEY
107 DEGREES AT HIGHMORE AND TIMBER LAKE
108 DEGREES AT ARDMORE
109 DEGREES AT GREGORY AND WINNER
110 DEGREES AT ACADEMY...COTTONWOOD...DUPREE AND GETTYSBURG
111 DEGREES AT HOT SPRINGS AND KENNEBEC
112 DEGREES AT MURDO...ONIDA AND WOOD
114 DEGREES AT PIERRE



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