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SOUTH DAKOTA WEATHER SUMMARY
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
825 PM CDT SAT AUG 30 2014

AS LOW PRESSURE WAS PUSHING EASTWARD ACROSS NORTHERN WYOMING THIS
AFTERNOON...AND INTO SOUTHWEST SOUTH DAKOTA BY MID EVENING...
CLOUDINESS IN THE WESTERN THIRD OF SOUTH DAKOTA WAS GRADUALLY
INCREASING. THE CENTRAL THIRD OF THE STATE REMAINED SUNNY.
MEANWHILE...THE EASTERN THIRD OF THE STATE STARTED THE AFTERNOON
PARTLY SUNNY TO CLOUDY...AND WENT INTO THE EVENING MOSTLY SUNNY OR
SUNNY. BY 7 PM MDT...A SEVERE THUNDERSTORM WATCH WAS IN EFFECT FOR
LARGE HAIL AND DAMAGING WINDS IN THE NORTHWEST QUARTER OF SOUTH
DAKOTA...AND WILL REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL 1 AM MDT.

HIGH TEMPERATURES ACROSS SOUTH DAKOTA THIS AFTERNOON WERE MAINLY IN
THE 70S AND LOWER 80S EAST...AND MOSTLY MID 70S TO MID 80S WEST. ONE
OF THE COOLEST TOWNS WAS MADISON...ONLY REACHING 68 DEGREES.
WATERTOWN WAS A LITTLE WARMER...WITH 70. TWO OF THE WARMEST SPOTS
TODAY WERE PHILIP AND PINE RIDGE...BOTH PEAKING AT 89 DEGREES. IN
THE BLACK HILLS...CUSTER MADE IT TO 82.

AT 8 PM CDT / 7 PM MDT...THE WESTERN THIRD OF SOUTH DAKOTA WAS
MOSTLY CLOUDY TO CLOUDY...WITH NUMEROUS THUNDERSTORMS WEST OF A LINE
FROM LUDLOW...TO MARCUS...TO MANDERSON. THE CENTRAL AND EASTERN
THIRDS OF THE STATE WERE CLEAR TO PARTLY CLOUDY. TEMPERATURES WERE
IN THE MID 60S TO LOWER 70S EAST...AND UPPER 60S TO LOWER 80S WEST.
EXTREMES ACROSS THE PRAIRIES ON THE HOUR RANGED FROM 65 DEGREES AT
BOTH ABERDEEN AND WATERTOWN...TO 82 AT PINE RIDGE. IN THE BLACK
HILLS...CUSTER WAS 69 DEGREES.

CLOUDS WILL BE GRADUALLY INCREASING FROM WEST TO EAST OVERNIGHT...
WITH SCATTERED THUNDERSTORMS MAINLY IN THE WESTERN HALF OF THE
STATE. THERE IS A SLIGHT CHANCE THAT THEY COULD MAKE IT INTO THE
AREA BETWEEN THE MISSOURI AND JAMES RIVERS AFTER MIDNIGHT.
OTHERWISE...LOW TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE PRAIRIES WILL RANGE FROM THE
MID 50S IN THE FAR NORTHWEST AND FAR SOUTHWEST...UP TO THE MID 60S
IN MOST OF THE SOUTHEAST. IN THE BLACK HILLS AREA...MINIMUMS WILL
DIP INTO THE LOWER TO MID 50S.

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