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SOUTH DAKOTA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
1128 AM CDT THU JUL 31 2014

A CLEAR TO PARTLY SKY PREVAILED OVER SOUTH DAKOTA...BUT THERE WERE
SOME ADDITIONAL CLOUDS AND LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS MOVING SOUTHEAST
ACROSS THE NORTHWEST...CENTRAL...AND SOUTHEAST PARTS OF THE STATE
FROM LATE WEDNESDAY NIGHT THROUGH THIS MORNING. RAINFALL AMOUNTS
WERE MAINLY LESS THAN A TENTH OF AN INCH...BUT A FEW HEAVIER SHOWERS
PRODUCED 0.21 INCH AT ROSCOE...AND 0.13 INCH AT MITCHELL. A MOSTLY
SUNNY SKY CONTINUED OVER THE MAJORITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA AFTER
SUNRISE...EXCEPT FOR SOME PARTLY SUNNY SPOTS BETWEEN MITCHELL AND
VERMILLION. TEMPERATURES BY MID MORNING WARMED INTO THE LOW AND MID
70S IN THE SUNSHINE...BUT ONLY THE LOW AND MID 60S UNDER CLOUDS.

LOW TEMPERATURES ACROSS SOUTH DAKOTA THIS MORNING COOLED INTO THE
50S AND LOWER 60S AT MOST LOCATIONS. THE BLACK HILLS AREA WAS A BIT
CHILLY...WITH MINIMUMS VARYING FROM 41 DEGREES AT BOTH DEERFIELD AND
LEAD...TO 49 AT CUSTER. ACROSS THE PLAINS...LOWS RANGED FROM 47
DEGREES AT PINE RIDGE...TO 64 AT MITCHELL. ANOTHER COOL SPOT WAS
TURTON...DIPPING TO 51 DEGREES. CHAMBERLAIN WAS ON THE MILD SIDE...
HOLDING AT 62 OVERNIGHT.

AT 11 AM CDT / 10 AM MDT...A MOSTLY SUNNY TO SUNNY SKY WAS OVER MOST
OF SOUTH DAKOTA...EXCEPT FOR PARTLY SUNNY TO CLOUDY CONDITIONS IN AN
AREA ABOUT 70 MILES WIDE...CENTERED FROM NORBECK TO ALCESTER. THE
SOUTHERN END OF THIS BATCH OF CLOUDS HAD SCATTERED LIGHT RAIN
SHOWERS...MOSTLY BETWEEN MAYFIELD AND JEFFERSON. TEMPERATURES WERE
MAINLY IN THE 70S. EXTREMES ON THE HOUR RANGED FROM 68 DEGREES AT
YANKTON...TO 82 AT PHILIP. IN THE BLACK HILLS...CUSTER WAS UP TO 72
DEGREES. STATEWIDE WINDS WERE LIGHT AND VARIABLE IN DIRECTION...
BETWEEN NORTH AND SOUTHEAST...AT 10 MPH OR LESS.

THE REST OF THE DAY LOOKS TO BRING ISOLATED LIGHT RAIN SHOWERS...
AND POSSIBLE THUNDER...TO THE WESTERN AND SOUTHERN PARTS OF SOUTH
DAKOTA...ENDING SHORTLY AFTER SUNSET. OTHERWISE...THE SKY WILL
REMAIN PARTLY TO MOSTLY SUNNY...ALLOWING TEMPERATURES TO RISE INTO
THE UPPER 70S AND 80S ACROSS THE PLAINS. THE BLACK HILLS MIGHT NOT
BE QUITE AS WARM...WITH PRIMARILY MID AND UPPER 70S.

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