Flooding Thunderstorms

Heavy Rains in Custer

Photo Credit:  Custer County Sheriff’s Office The central and southern half of the Black Hills have saw thunderstorms that brought some heavy rains, hail and quick flooding to some locations.  These pictures from the Custer County Sheriff’s Office show what a thunderstorm did in Custer during the early afternoon. Latest Storm Icon Radar:  West-Central, South Read More…

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Tuesday Brings Storms

Quiet weather conditions are in place across South Dakota controlled by a high pressure system in the region.  These conditions will not last as a wave of energy will bring chances of showers and thunderstorms to the area by later tonight and continue into Tuesday and Tuesday night.  By Wednesday the chance of precipitation will Read More…

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Scattered Storms with Hail

Photo Credit:  DakotaRadar The past couple of days have brought scattered showers and thunderstorms to South Dakota with some of these storms becoming severe dropping large hail.  The largest hail reported was about 3 miles northwest of Fairburn in Custer County.  Tennis ball size hail (2.5″) was recorded Sunday evening.  Other locations 5 miles southwest Read More…

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More Clouds and Rain

Warm and sunny conditions are not in the forecast for today.  The area will see mostly cloudy skies with chances of rain.  Showers and thunderstorms will be likely across southeast and east-central, South Dakota this morning and will continue to push into Minnesota. By this afternoon, another wave or showers and thunderstorms will move into Read More…

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Friday’s Rainfall Amounts

Strong thunderstorms on Friday and Friday night brought heavy rains to the region.  Below are the official rainfall amounts… Aberdeen:  1.23″ Brookings:  2.19″ Buffalo: 1.43″ Chamberlain:  0.65″ Custer: 0.13″ Faith: 0.22″ Huron:  1.86″ Mitchell: 0.77″ Mobridge:  1.06 Philip: 1.08″ Pierre:  0.92″ Pine Ridge: 0.17″ Rapid City Airport: 0.76″ Rapid City NWS: 0.53″ Sioux Falls Airport: Read More…

Thunderstorms Winter

What’s Thundersnow

During the powerful blizzard storm, many of us experience thundersnow and even thundersleet, but what is it? Thundersnow is basically a winter thunderstorm that drops snow or sleet instead of rain.  These thundersnows can develop in three different ways… 1) A normal thunderstorm that has formed over warm air enters into a winter environment or Read More…

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Saturday’s Chances

Today brings another chance of thunderstorms later on this afternoon and into the overnight hours.  Temperatures will be into the 50s to mid 70s across the state.  The chances for showers and thunderstorms will start to diminish after midnight giving way to partly cloudy skies for Sunday.


Saturday Storms

Spring weather with warmer temperatures and even thunderstorms chances will be found on Saturday.  The forecast is calling for mostly cloudy skies with an isolated chance of showers and thunderstorms during the late afternoon and evening hours.  An isolated strong to severe thunderstorms cannot be ruled out in south-central, South Dakota. By Saturday night, skies Read More…