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SOUTH DAKOTA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
855 PM CDT THU SEP 11 2014

A FREAK EARLY SEASON SNOW STORM BROUGHT UP TO 8 INCHES OF FRESH
POWDER TO CUSTER AND OTHER HIGH ELEVATIONS OF THE BLACK HILLS ON
THURSDAY. A LITTLE OVER AN INCH AND A HALF OF SLUSH WAS SEEN IN
RAPID CITY. OTHER SNOWFALL AMOUNTS IN THE BLACK HILLS AREA
INCLUDED...7 INCHES AT MOUNT RUSHMORE WITH 6 INCHES NEAR TERRY PEAK
AND SOUTH OF HILL CITY. OTHERWISE SKIES WERE MOSTLY CLOUDY WITH A
FEW SHOWERS AROUND THE REMAINDER SOUTH DAKOTA.

HIGH TEMPERATURES VARIED DRAMATICALLY AS 30S WERE SEEN IN WESTERN
PARTS OF THE STATE...WITH MIDDLE AND UPPER 50S PREVAILING IN MOST
EAST RIVER LOCATIONS. THE COLD SPOT AROUND SOUTH DAKOTA WAS CUSTER
WITH 31 DEGREES. THE WARMEST LOCATION WAS SISSETON WITH 58 DEGREES.

AT MID EVENING...CLOUDY SKIES WERE SEEN THROUGHOUT THE STATE AS
FLAKES CONTINUED TO FLY IN THE BLACK HILLS AREA. A FEW SHOWERS WERE
ALSO SEEN ACROSS SOUTH CENTRAL SECTIONS OF THE STATE. TEMPERATURES
WERE COLD WITH 30S TO MIDDLE 40S WEST RIVER...WHILE MAINLY MIDDLE
40S TO LOWER 50S PREVAILED ACROSS EASTERN PARTS OF THE STATE.

LIGHT SNOW WILL TAPER OFF IN THE BLACK HILLS AREA OVERNIGHT WITH
LITTLE OR NO ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATION EXPECTED. SCATTERED SHOWERS
WILL MAKE THEIR WAY EAST RIVER DURING THE NIGHT...MAINLY SOUTH OF
THE INTERSTATE 90 CORRIDOR. EXPECT CLOUDY SKIES TO CONTINUE
THROUGHOUT THE STATE WITH LOW TEMPERATURES FALLING INTO THE MIDDLE
20S TO MIDDLE 30S WEST OF THE MISSOURI RIVER. LOWS MAINLY IN THE
UPPER 30S TO LOWER 40S WILL PREVAIL ELSEWHERE AROUND SOUTH DAKOTA.
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