Pacific Storm; Plains Temperature Records; Critical Fire Weather

A Pacific storm could bring areas of heavy snow and gusty winds from Wyoming into Minnesota Tuesday night into Wednesday. Ahead of this, temperatures in the central and northern Plains Tuesday will threaten two dozen or more high temperatures records. Dry, gusty winds are supporting critical fire weather for portions of the southern High Plains and southern Rockies Tuesday through Thursday. Read More >

Hazardous Weather Conditions

Current conditions at

Rapid City, Rapid City Regional Airport (KRAP)

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

Fair

44°F

7°C

Humidity 51%
Wind Speed SE 9 mph
Barometer 29.72 in (1006.6 mb)
Dewpoint 27°F (-3°C)
Visibility 10.00 mi
Wind Chill39°F (4°C)
Last update 8 Mar 11:52 pm MST
Extended Forecast for

Rapid City SD

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. Southwest wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 46 °F

  • Tuesday

    Tuesday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Breezy, with a west wind 11 to 20 mph becoming north in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph.

    Mostly Sunny
    then Mostly
    Sunny and
    Breezy

    High: 62 °F

  • Tuesday
    Night

    Tuesday Night: A slight chance of rain before 9pm, then a slight chance of rain and snow between 9pm and midnight, then snow likely after midnight.  Increasing clouds, with a low around 28. North wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Slight Chance
    Rain/Snow
    then Snow
    Likely

    Low: 28 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Snow likely.  Cloudy, with a high near 35. Northeast wind 5 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 16 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.

    Snow Likely

    High: 35 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm  in the evening.

    Chance Snow
    then Mostly
    Cloudy

    Low: 24 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph in the afternoon.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 43 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 24.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 24 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 45 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 24 °F

Detailed Forecast

Overnight
Partly cloudy, with a low around 46. Southwest wind 8 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 18 mph.
Tuesday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 62. Breezy, with a west wind 11 to 20 mph becoming north in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 26 mph.
Tuesday Night
A slight chance of rain before 9pm, then a slight chance of rain and snow between 9pm and midnight, then snow likely after midnight. Increasing clouds, with a low around 28. North wind 8 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Wednesday
Snow likely. Cloudy, with a high near 35. Northeast wind 5 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 16 mph. Chance of precipitation is 70%. New snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible.
Wednesday Night
A 30 percent chance of snow before midnight. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. Northeast wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
Thursday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 43. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph in the afternoon.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear, with a low around 24.
Friday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.
Friday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Saturday
Sunny, with a high near 45.
Saturday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 23.
Sunday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 45.
Sunday Night
Partly cloudy, with a low around 24.
Monday
Mostly sunny, with a high near 42.
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Point Forecast:
Rapid City SD
 44.08°N 103.24°W (Elev. 3291 ft)
11:10 pm MST Mar 8, 2021
12am MST Mar 9, 2021-6pm MDT Mar 14, 2021
 
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