Active Western Storms; Quiet in the East

A cold weather system will produce heavy mountain snow and gusty winds across the Intermountain West and central Rockies. Windy conditions associated with this storm will produce critical fire weather threats for parts of the central High Plains and elevated threats into the south Plains. An approaching storm may produce showers with areas of heavy mountain snow on the West Coast. Read More >

Current conditions at

Rapid City, Rapid City Regional Airport (KRAP)

Lat: 44.05°NLon: 103.05°WElev: 3202ft.

Light Rain Fog/Mist and Windy

39°F

4°C

Humidity 100%
Wind Speed N 28 G 45 mph
Barometer 30.00 in (1016.5 mb)
Dewpoint 39°F (4°C)
Visibility 3.00 mi
Wind Chill27°F (-3°C)
Last update 19 Oct 2:52 pm MDT
Extended Forecast for

Rapid City SD

Winter Weather Advisory October 19, 08:00pm until October 20, 06:00am
Wind Advisory until October 19, 06:00pm
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Winter Weather Advisory
Wind Advisory
  •  
    Wind Advisory until October 19, 06:00pm

    NOW until
    6:00pm Tue

    Wind Advisory

  • This
    Afternoon

    This Afternoon: Rain likely, mainly after 4pm.  Patchy fog.  Otherwise, cloudy, with a steady temperature around 40. Breezy, with a north wind around 26 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%.

    Rain Likely
    and Patchy
    Fog

    High: 40 °F

  • Tonight

    Tonight: Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 4am.  Low around 31. Blustery, with a north wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Rain/Snow and
    Blustery

    Low: 31 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: A 20 percent chance of snow before 9am.  Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 47. North wind 12 to 17 mph becoming light  in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph.

    Slight Chance
    Snow then
    Mostly Sunny

    High: 47 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 31. Light and variable wind.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 31 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Calm wind becoming southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 57 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 39. Light and variable wind becoming west around 6 mph in the evening.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 39 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 62.

    Sunny

    High: 62 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 39 °F

Detailed Forecast

This Afternoon
Rain likely, mainly after 4pm. Patchy fog. Otherwise, cloudy, with a steady temperature around 40. Breezy, with a north wind around 26 mph, with gusts as high as 37 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%.
Tonight
Rain and snow, becoming all snow after 4am. Low around 31. Blustery, with a north wind 15 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Wednesday
A 20 percent chance of snow before 9am. Cloudy through mid morning, then gradual clearing, with a high near 47. North wind 12 to 17 mph becoming light in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 24 mph.
Wednesday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 31. Light and variable wind.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 57. Calm wind becoming southeast around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 39. Light and variable wind becoming west around 6 mph in the evening.
Friday
Sunny, with a high near 62.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 39.
Saturday
Partly sunny, with a high near 60.
Saturday Night
Mostly cloudy, with a low around 41.
Sunday
Partly sunny, with a high near 62.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 43.
Monday
Partly sunny, with a high near 66.
Monday Night
A slight chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 48.
Tuesday
A slight chance of rain. Partly sunny, with a high near 63.
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Point Forecast:
Rapid City SD
 44.08°N 103.24°W (Elev. 3291 ft)
2:34 pm MDT Oct 19, 2021
3pm MDT Oct 19, 2021-6pm MDT Oct 26, 2021
 
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