Low Clouds and More Fog

Photo Credit:  National Weather Service in Rapid City, SD – Rapid City, SD This really cool picture from the National Weather Service Office in Rapid City shows low clouds and fog running against the Black Hills and eastward across South Dakota and even into Nebraska and Kansas. The Rapid City Airport which is in a Read More…


Quick Morning Fog

Morning fog impact regions of South Dakota Friday morning but did not last very long.  In Watertown, fog was reported 7:00am CDT with a visibility down to one mile.  An hour later, the airport reported fair skies with a maximum visibility of ten miles. The neighbors to the south in Brookings remain mostly clear of Read More…


Cool Northwest Winds

Strong northwest winds brought below normal temperatures with afternoon readings only into the 60s and 70s. In northeast South Dakota, Aberdeen had a peak wind gust of 39mph at 1:00pm with a temperature of 67 degrees.  Towards the south in central South Dakota, Pierre saw a peak wind gust of 46mph at 3:00pm and in Read More…

Damaging Winds Funnel Cloud Severe Thunderstorms

Powerful Winds

Yesterday’s thunderstorms over western, South Dakota brought powerful hurricane force winds.  Just outside of Pine Ridge in southwest, South Dakota a thunderstorm wind gust of 86mph blew through the area!  Not too far away in Porcupine, winds of 71mph occurred and 12 miles east of Oelrichs saw winds of 74mph. Back towards the north in Read More…


Lots of Hail

Lots of hail was reported from a severe thunderstorm that went through Stanley County Sunday evening.  About four miles southwest of Wendte, hail to the size of quarters (1.00″) covered the ground along with strong winds.  The power was also knocked out during the evening. Get the latest Storm Icon Radar for central, South Dakota Read More…

Severe Thunderstorms

Severe Storms Today?

A strong cold front that will drop our temperatures to below normal this week will also bring the chances for severe thunderstorms today and into tonight. The main threat with these storms will be hail, damaging winds and heavy rains.  A tornado or two is always possible. For the latest Storm Icon Radar, please visit Read More…

Flooding Heavy Rain

Weekend Rains Cause Flood Issues

Last weekend rains brought flooding to area rivers once again.  The city of Brookings picked up 1.32 inches of rain and in Madison 1.88 inches of rain was received.  Lesser amounts of rain was recorded in Sioux Falls with 0.67 inches and in Mitchell with 0.51 inches. Up towards the north in Hamlin County, 2.23 Read More…


Nice Sunday

A very pheasant day came after a cold front brought severe thunderstorms on Saturday.  Temperatures on Sunday were into the 60s and 70s with a few 80s in the west. The warmest spot was in Pine Ridge with a high temperature of 83.  Madison was the coolest location in the state with their high only Read More…

Damaging Winds Severe Thunderstorms

Power Out in Howard

The Miner County Sheriff’s Office has reported power lines are down within the city of Howard in southeast, South Dakota. According to the South Dakota Rural Electric Association, 249 electric cooperative members are without power at 9:50pm CDT.  The most power outages are in McCook County.