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SOUTH DAKOTA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
1147 AM CDT WED SEP 24 2014

THE WESTERN HALF OF SOUTH DAKOTA WAS CLEAR TO PARTLY CLOUDY
OVERNIGHT...WHILE THE EASTERN HALF OF THE STATE WAS MOSTLY CLOUDY TO
CLOUDY. IN BETWEEN THESE AREAS OF CLOUDS...THERE WAS ALSO A BATCH OF
FOG IN PARTS OF THE CENTRAL AND NORTH CENTRAL SECTIONS OF SOUTH
DAKOTA. VISIBILITY AT MOBRIDGE AND PIERRE WERE REDUCED TO A QUARTER
MILE OR LESS FOR MUCH OF THE MORNING HOURS.

LOW TEMPERATURES ACROSS SOUTH DAKOTA THIS MORNING WERE MOSTLY IN THE
40S TO MID 50S. THE BLACK HILLS AREA WAS THE COOLEST...WITH MINIMUMS
VARYING FROM 40 DEGREES AT LEAD...TO 49 AT CUSTER. ON THE PLAINS...
ONE OF THE COOLEST SPOTS WAS PINE RIDGE...DIPPING TO 42 DEGREES.
BUFFALO WAS ALSO ON THE COOL SIDE...WITH 43. SOME OF THE EASTERN AND
SOUTH CENTRAL PARTS OF THE STATE HELD IN THE UPPER 50S. WINNER WAS
ONE OF THE MILDEST TOWNS...ONLY COOLING TO 59 DEGREES. ABERDEEN WAS
CLOSE BEHIND...WITH 58.

AT 11 AM CDT / 10 AM MDT...THE SKY OVER SOUTH DAKOTA WAS PARTLY
SUNNY TO CLOUDY NEAR AND NORTHEAST OF A LINE FROM MOBRIDGE TO
VERMILLION. THE REST OF THE STATE WAS MOSTLY SUNNY OR SUNNY.
TEMPERATURES UNDER THE CLOUDS WERE IN THE UPPER 50S TO LOW 60S. IN
THE SUNSHINE...READINGS HAD WARMED INTO THE MID 60S TO MID 70S.
EXTREMES ACROSS THE PRAIRIES RANGED FROM 58 DEGREES AT BOTH PIERRE
AND WATERTOWN...TO 77 AT THE RAPID CITY AIRPORT. IN THE BLACK
HILLS...CUSTER WAS UP TO 73 DEGREES. WINDS ACROSS THE WESTERN HALF
OF SOUTH DAKOTA VARIED FROM SOUTHWEST TO NORTHWEST AT 3 TO 7 MPH.
MEANWHILE...THE EASTERN HALF OF THE STATE HAD SOUTH WINDS AT 6 TO
13 MPH.

A MOSTLY SUNNY TO SUNNY SKY WILL CONTINUE OVER THE WESTERN AND SOUTH
CENTRAL PARTS OF SOUTH DAKOTA THIS AFTERNOON...WHILE THE EASTERN AND
NORTH CENTRAL SECTIONS BECOME PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY BY MID TO LATE
AFTERNOON. HIGH TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE PRAIRIES WILL VARY FROM THE
MID AND UPPER 80S ON THE NORTHWEST AND SOUTHWEST HIGH PLAINS...TO
AROUND 70 IN THE FAR NORTHEAST. IN THE BLACK HILLS AREA...MAXIMUMS
SHOULD REACH THE MID TO UPPER 70S.

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