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SOUTH DAKOTA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
859 PM CDT WED JUL 23 2014

HIGH PRESSURE...RELATIVELY LIGHT WINDS BETWEEN EAST AND SOUTH...AND
A MOSTLY SUNNY TO SUNNY SKY OVER SOUTH DAKOTA WERE THE INGREDIENTS
NECESSARY TO PRODUCE A RATHER PLEASANT LATE JULY ACROSS THE STATE.
TOWARD LATE AFTERNOON...AS LOW PRESSURE WAS ORGANIZING IN WYOMING...
CLOUDS WERE BEGINNING TO INCREASE AGAIN ACROSS THE BLACK HILLS AND
SOUTHWEST PART OF SOUTH DAKOTA. NO RAINFALL HAS BEEN REPORTED ACROSS
THE STATE SO FAR TODAY.

HIGH TEMPERATURES ACROSS SOUTH DAKOTA THIS AFTERNOON VARIED FROM THE
MID 70S TO LOW 80S IN THE EASTERN THIRD AND NORTH CENTRAL SECTION...
TO THE MID 80S TO LOW 90S FURTHER WEST. ONE OF THE COOLEST TOWNS
TODAY WAS MADISON...ONLY REPORTING A MAXIMUM OF 77 DEGREES. SISSETON
AND WATERTOWN WERE JUST A LITTLE WARMER...BOTH REACHING 80. ONE OF
THE WARMEST PLACES WAS PHILIP...PEAKING AT 93 DEGREES. WINNER AND
PINE RIDGE WERE BOTH CLOSE BEHIND...WITH 89. IN THE BLACK HILLS...
CUSTER WARMED TO 81 DEGREES.

AT 8 PM CDT / 7 PM MDT...A MOSTLY SUNNY TO SUNNY SKY CONTINUED OVER
THE MAJORITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA. HOWEVER...IT WAS MOSTLY CLOUDY TO
CLOUDY SOUTHWEST OF A LINE FROM SPEARFISH TO WOUNDED KNEE.
TEMPERATURES WERE IN THE MID 70S TO MID 80S. EXTREMES ACROSS THE
PLAINS ON THE HOUR RANGED FROM 75 DEGREES AT WATERTOWN...
SISSETON...SIOUX FALLS...AND YANKTON...TO 87 AT PHILIP. IN THE BLACK
HILLS...CUSTER WAS DOWN TO 73 DEGREES. WINDS ACROSS THE EASTERN HALF
OF SOUTH DAKOTA WERE VARIABLE IN DIRECTION FROM NORTHEAST TO
SOUTHEAST AT 5 TO 10 MPH. MEANWHILE...THE WESTERN HALF OF THE STATE
HAD WINDS BETWEEN EAST AND SOUTH AT 13 TO 17 MPH...WITH GUSTS OF 21
TO 29 MPH.

CHANCES OF SCATTERED SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS WILL BE GRADUALLY
INCREASING FROM WEST TO EAST ACROSS SOUTH DAKOTA OVERNIGHT AS THE
LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM EJECTS OUT OF WYOMING. HOWEVER...THE WESTERN
HALF OF THE STATE ONLY HAS A 20 TO 30 PERCENT CHANCE OF STORMS
BEFORE SUNRISE THURSDAY. MEANWHILE...THE EASTERN HALF OF THE
STATE...MAINLY WEST OF U.S. HIGHWAY 81...HAS A 30 TO 40 PERCENT
CHANCE BEFORE SUNRISE. UNDER A PARTLY TO MOSTLY CLOUDY SKY...LOW
TEMPERATURES SHOULD MAINLY DROP INTO THE 60S.

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