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SOUTH DAKOTA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
1155 AM CDT FRI SEP 12 2014

CLOUDS AND PRECIPITATION WERE GRADUALLY PUSHING OFF TO THE EAST
ACROSS SOUTH DAKOTA THROUGH THIS MORNING. THIS BROUGHT AN END TO THE
SNOW IN THE BLACK HILLS BY AROUND 12 MIDNIGHT MDT...AND ALLOWED RAIN
TO EXIT THE SOUTHEAST BY ABOUT 8 AM CDT. SNOWFALL AMOUNTS IN THE
BLACK HILLS THURSDAY EVENING WERE MINOR...BUT SOME RAINFALL AMOUNTS
IN SOUTHERN PARTS OF THE SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST SECTIONS WERE
OVER A HALF INCH. MOST OF THE SOUTH CENTRAL AND SOUTHEAST RECEIVED
BETWEEN A TENTH AND A THIRD OF AN INCH...BUT MEASUREMENTS BETWEEN
ONE QUARTER AND THREE QUARTERS OF AN INCH WERE COMMON SOUTHEAST OF A
LINE FROM MARTY TO CANTON. BY MID MORNING...THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF
SOUTH DAKOTA HAD BECOME MOSTLY SUNNY...WHILE THE REST OF THE STATE
WAS PARTLY SUNNY TO CLOUDY.

LOW TEMPERATURES ACROSS SOUTH DAKOTA THIS MORNING VARIED FROM 20S
AND 30S IN THE WESTERN THIRD OF THE STATE...TO UPPER 30S TO MID 40S
IN THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN THIRDS. A COUPLE OF THE COLDEST PLACES
WERE PACTOLA DAM AND NEMO...BOTH SLIPPING TO 21 DEGREES. YANKTON WAS
ONE OF THE MILDEST SPOTS...HOLDING AT 45 DEGREES THROUGH SUNRISE.
SIOUX FALLS AND CENTERVILLE WERE CLOSE BEHIND...BOTH WITH 44.

AT 11 AM CDT / 10 AM MDT...THE MAJORITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA WAS PARTLY
SUNNY TO CLOUDY...WHILE SOME PLACES NORTHWEST OF A LINE FROM BEAR
BUTTE TO LITTLE EAGLE WERE MOSTLY SUNNY. TEMPERATURES WERE MAINLY IN
THE 40S...WITH 30S IN THE BLACK HILLS AND LOW 50S IN THE FAR EAST.
EXTREMES ACROSS THE PLAINS ON THE HOUR RANGED FROM 40 DEGREES AT
PINE RIDGE...TO 53 AT SIOUX FALLS. IN THE BLACK HILLS...CUSTER WAS
30 DEGREES...AND SPEARFISH WAS 39. WINDS ACROSS THE WESTERN HALF OF
SOUTH DAKOTA WERE OUT OF THE SOUTH OR SOUTHWEST AT 6 TO 14 MPH.
MEANWHILE...THE EASTERN HALF OF THE STATE HAD WINDS BETWEEN WEST AND
NORTH AT 3 TO 9 MPH.

CLOUDS WILL BE DECREASING FROM NORTHWEST TO SOUTHEAST ACROSS MOST OF
SOUTH DAKOTA THIS AFTERNOON. HOWEVER...SOME OF THE SOUTHEAST WILL
SEE A TEMPORARY INCREASE IN CLOUD COVER...AS SURFACE HEATING CAUSES
CLOUDS AND SPOTTY RAIN SHOWERS TO DEVELOP. THESE WILL QUICKLY
DISSIPATE TOWARD SUNSET...LEADING INTO A CHILLY NIGHT ACROSS SOUTH
DAKOTA. RESIDENTS WITH SENSITIVE PLANTS WILL WANT TO TAKE ACTION TO
PROTECT THEM FROM POSSIBLE FROST OR FREEZE TONIGHT. OTHERWISE...
AFTER HIGHS TODAY IN THE 50S ACROSS THE PLAINS...LOWS WILL FALL INTO
THE 30S. IN THE BLACK HILLS...AFTERNOON MAXIMUMS WILL ONLY BE IN THE
40S AT MOST PLACES...WITH MINIMUMS DROPPING INTO THE 30 TO 35 DEGREE
RANGE.

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