October 22, 2021


Records Take a Fall

SOUTH DAKOTA - This week started with hot temperatures and highs into the 90s and 100s with a record high temperature was set in East Rapid City. The temperature reached 102 degrees, breaking its old record by four degrees.

After the heat, a powerful cold front moved into the region, making temperatures unseasonable and bring winter to the Black Hills. These cold temperatures made records fall quick, just as fast as temperatures did.

East Rapid City set two records with the first one on Tuesday. A record low temperature of 31 degrees was established with its old record from 1929 gone. During the same time, East Rapid City saw a trace of snow, which was a record for the day.

On Wednesday, the temperature in East Rapid City dropped to 32 degrees, breaking its old record of 35 degrees set over 100 years in 1898.

Up in the northeast, the city of Aberdeen tied it's coldest high temperature from 1911. Aberdeen had a high of 52 degrees, which was set on Tuesday.

In Sioux Falls, the city only reached a high of 49 degrees, matching it's coldest high temperature for September 8th. The original record was set in 1929.