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SOUTH DAKOTA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
1201 PM CDT TUE JUL 29 2014

IT WAS A COOL AND MAINLY DRY OVERNIGHT PERIOD ACROSS SOUTH DAKOTA. A
FEW LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS AFFECTED THE BLACK HILLS AND NEARBY HIGH
PLAINS...BUT OTHERWISE CANADIAN HIGH PRESSURE KEPT THE SKY CLEAR TO
PARTLY CLOUDY AND WINDS LIGHT. DURING THE MORNING HOURS...THE
SOUTHWEST HALF OF SOUTH DAKOTA BECAME PARTLY SUNNY TO CLOUDY...WHILE
THE NORTHEAST HALF REMAINED MOSTLY SUNNY OR SUNNY. TEMPERATURES WERE
WARMING INTO THE MID 60S TO LOWER 70S BY MID MORNING ACROSS THE
STATE...RISING MORE QUICKLY IN THE BETTER SUNSHINE IN THE NORTHEAST.

LOW TEMPERATURES ACROSS SOUTH DAKOTA WERE RATHER CHILLY FOR LATE
JULY...WITH READINGS MOSTLY IN THE MID 40S TO MID 50S. ONE OF THE
COOLEST CITIES WAS ABERDEEN...WITH A MINIMUM OF 42 DEGREES. THIS
TIED THE RECORD...SET WAY BACK IN 1899. A FEW OTHER CHILLY SPOTS
INCLUDED BOTH NEMO AND DEERFIELD IN THE BLACK HILLS...WITH LOWS OF
44 AND 45 RESPECTIVELY...AND BOTH CHAMBERLAIN AND WAKPALA...ALSO
WITH LOWS OF 45. THE FAR SOUTHWEST PLAINS MISSED SOME OF THE CHILL.
PINE RIDGE ONLY WENT DOWN TO 61 DEGREES. THE RAPID CITY WEATHER
SERVICE OFFICE WAS CLOSE BEHIND...WITH 59.

AT 11 AM CDT / 10 AM MDT...THE SOUTHWEST HALF OF SOUTH DAKOTA...
GENERALLY SOUTHWEST OF A LINE FROM PRAIRIE CITY TO VERMILLION...WAS
PARTLY SUNNY TO CLOUDY. THE NORTHEAST HALF OF THE STATE WAS MOSTLY
SUNNY TO SUNNY. TEMPERATURES WERE MOSTLY IN THE UPPER 60S TO LOW 70S.
EXTREMES ON THE HOUR RANGED FROM 61 DEGREES AT CUSTER...TO 75 AT
PIERRE. WINDS ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN THIRDS OF SOUTH DAKOTA
WERE MAINLY NORTHWEST OR NORTH AT 3 TO 6 MPH. MEANWHILE...MOST OF
THE WESTERN THIRD HAD CALM OR LIGHT WINDS BETWEEN EAST AND SOUTH AT
3 TO 9 MPH.

THE REST OF THE DAY ACROSS SOUTH DAKOTA LOOKS TO BRING A PARTLY
SUNNY TO CLOUDY SKY TO THE WESTERN AND SOUTH CENTRAL PARTS OF THE
STATE...WITH A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS IN THE BLACK HILLS AND
SOUTHWEST HIGH PLAINS. THE EASTERN AND NORTH CENTRAL PARTS SHOULD
REMAIN MOSTLY SUNNY TO SUNNY. HIGH TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE PLAINS
WILL BE IN THE MID 70S TO LOW 80S. THE BLACK HILLS WILL BE A LITTLE
COOLER...WITH MID 60S TO LOW 70S.

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