August 5, 2021


Tied Records on Veteran’s Day

It was cold outside with high temperatures normally seen in January and February were observed on Veteran's Day.  It was so cold that the lowest high temperature tied a record in Sioux Falls that was set over 100 years ago.

According to the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls, the high temperature for this Veteran's Day only reached 17 degrees at 3:34 pm CST.  This temperature tied its old record set back in 1911.

Out in the west, they too saw the frigid temperatures with 2019 Veteran's Day going down in the record books for the Rapid City Airport.  This morning's low temperature tied with their 1986 record low of five degrees below zero. During the day, the area did not warm up that much with an afternoon high of only 12 degrees above zero which is 37 degrees below the normal high for this time of year.

Up in the north, Aberdeen did not tie or break any records but they chilly weather too with a high of only 15 degrees compared to its normal high of 42 degrees.  This morning's low dropped to 4 degrees above zero at 3:34 am CST.

Luckily this was the coldest day in the forecast as temperatures are forecast to be back near normal by week's end.  For the latest on your forecast, please visit Your Forecast page.

Also, we would like to take the time to thank everyone who has served or is currently serving in the armed forces, thank you!