Darren R. Clabo
State Fire Meteorologist, South Dakota
Current Conditions at SDSM&T
Weather Discussion (updated
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This morning's upper air map shows weak
ridging over the central Great Plains
ahead of a deep trough located over the
western CONUS. At the surface, an Arctic
high pressure is centered over MN
leading to southeasterly winds across
the state. Skies are mostly clear west
with some stratus east and even a few
flurries are being seen across
southeastern parts of the state.
Temperatures are in the single digits
either side of zero.
The snow showers should end by midday
today across the eastern side of the
state with partly cloudy skies expected
there this afternoon. Western SD should
stay under mostly clear skies.
Temperatures will be a few degrees
warmer than yesterday as highs are
expected to be in the teens across the
north and east with 20 across the
southwest and 30s over the Black Hills.
Southerly winds are expected with
sustained winds from 10-20 mph over
central and eastern SD while western SD
will see speeds ranging from 5-10 mph.
Mostly clear skies are expected again
tomorrow. Light westerly winds will
become southerly over western SD during
the afternoon. High temperatures will
range from the mid teens over northern
SD to the low 30s over southern SD.
No critical fire weather is expected.
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2016 SD Fire Potential Outlook:
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June 2016 version):
Darren Clabo, SD State Fire
Dennis Todey, SD State
Jim Strain, SD Assistant
Darren R. Clabo * State Fire Meteorologist/Instructor
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