Heavy Snow for the Northern Rockies & Northern Plains; Critical Fire Weather Conditions for Parts of the West

A storm system will bring heavy snow and gusty winds from the northern Rockies to the northern Plains this weekend, along with bitterly cold temperatures. Meanwhile, dry and gusty conditions will result in critical fire weather conditions over parts of California and the Four Corners region. A cold front in the East will bring scattered showers and storms with cool temperatures for the Northeast. Read More >

Current conditions at

Rapid City, Rapid City Regional Airport (KRAP)

Lat: 44.05° N Lon: 103.05° W Elev: 3202 ft.

Light Snow Fog/Mist



Humidity 88%
Wind Speed NE 14 mph
Barometer 30.01 in (1020.8 mb)
Dewpoint 21°F (-6°C)
Visibility 1.50 mi
Wind Chill12°F (-11°C)
Last update 24 Oct 2:52 pm MDT
Detailed forecast for

Rapid City

Late This Afternoon
Breezy, snow. Patchy blowing and drifting snow. New snow accumulation around 1 inch. Highs in the mid 20s. Northeast winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Chance of snow 90 percent.
Patchy blowing and drifting snow in the evening. Snow. Snow accumulation of 3 to 5 inches. Lows 10 to 15. North winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. Wind chills zero to 5 above zero.
Colder, cloudy. Snow likely in the morning. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Highs 15 to 20. North winds 10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Chance of snow 60 percent. Wind chills 5 below to 5 above zero.
Sunday Night
Colder. Partly cloudy. Lows near zero. West winds 5 to 10 mph. Gusts up to 20 mph in the evening. Wind chills 10 below to zero.
Sunny. Highs in the mid 20s. South winds 5 to 10 mph.
Monday Night
Mostly clear. Lows 5 to 10 above. Southwest winds 5 to 10 mph.
Mostly sunny in the morning then becoming partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 40s.
Tuesday Night
Partly cloudy. Lows around 30.
Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 40s.
Wednesday Night
Mostly clear. Lows in the upper 20s.
Partly cloudy in the morning then clearing. Highs around 50.
Thursday Night
Mostly clear. Lows in the lower 30s.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the upper 50s.
Friday Night
Mostly clear. Lows in the mid 30s.
Mostly sunny. Highs in the lower 50s.

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246 PM MDT Sat Oct 24 2020

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