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SOUTH DAKOTA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
1203 PM CDT MON AUG 25 2014

CLOUDS HAVE BEEN GRADUALLY INCREASING ACROSS THE NORTHERN PLAINS
REGION SINCE SUNDAY EVENING...AS COOL HIGH PRESSURE WAS INCHING
EASTWARD FROM MONTANA. THE NORTHWEST HALF OF SOUTH DAKOTA WAS PARTLY
TO MOSTLY CLOUDY OVERNIGHT...AND PARTLY SUNNY TO CLOUDY THIS
MORNING. THE SOUTHEAST HALF OF THE STATE WAS CLEAR TO PARTLY CLOUDY
OVERNIGHT...AND MOSTLY SUNNY TO SUNNY THIS MORNING. THERE HAVE BEEN
NO REPORTS OF RAINFALL IN SOUTH DAKOTA SINCE THE SPRINKLES IN THE
FAR SOUTHEAST SUNDAY EVENING.

LOW TEMPERATURES ACROSS SOUTH DAKOTA THIS MORNING WERE A REMINDER
THAT SUMMER WILL BE COMING TO A CLOSE IN A FEW WEEKS. THE BLACK
HILLS AREA WAS THE COOLEST PART OF THE STATE...WITH MINIMUMS VARYING
FROM 37 DEGREES AT LEAD...TO 47 AT EDGEMONT. THE PLAINS WERE A
LITTLE MILDER...WITH LOWS RANGING FROM 46 DEGREES AT BOTH COTTONWOOD
AND PINE RIDGE...TO 59 AT PICKSTOWN. ANOTHER MILD SPOT WAS SIOUX
FALLS...WITH 57.

AT 11 AM CDT / 10 AM MDT...THE SKY OVER SOUTH DAKOTA WAS PARTLY SUNNY
TO CLOUDY WEST OF A LINE FROM HARRINGTON TO LEOLA...AND MOSTLY SUNNY
TO SUNNY FURTHER EAST. TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE 50S TO MID 60S IN
THE WESTERN HALF OF THE STATE...AND IN THE LOWER TO MID 60S ACROSS
THE EAST. WINDS ACROSS SOUTH DAKOTA WERE GENERALLY OUT OF THE WEST
OR NORTHWEST AT 10 TO 23 MPH...WITH GUSTS OF 25 TO 30 MPH IN THE
WESTERN THIRD. AN EXCEPTION WAS LIGHT AND VARIABLE WINDS AT 5 MPH OR
LESS IN THE RAPID CITY AND ELLSWORTH VICINITY.

A PARTLY SUNNY SKY WILL PREVAIL OVER SOUTH DAKOTA THIS AFTERNOON.
THERE COULD BE A FEW SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS IN THE SOUTH CENTRAL
AND FAR SOUTHEAST PARTS OF THE STATE...CLOSE TO THE NEBRASKA BORDER.
HIGH TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE PRAIRIES WILL VARY FROM THE LOW AND MID
60S IN THE NORTHWEST...TO THE LOW AND MID 70S IN THE SOUTHEAST. IN
THE BLACK HILLS...READINGS SHOULD TOP OUT IN THE UPPER 50S TO MID
60S.

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