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Darren R. Clabo

State Fire Meteorologist, South Dakota

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Current Conditions at SDSM&T


Daily Weather Discussion (updated 12/02/2016 09:07)  (click your refresh button to ensure most recent forecast)

Today's upper air analysis shows weak convergent flow over the Dakotas while the primary polar jet stream is to our south. At the surface, high pressure has spread across the Northern Great Plains leading to light and variable winds across SD. There is plenty of fog and low stratus around the state with the exception of the Black Hills and southwestern SD where skies are partly cloudy. Temperatures this morning are in the 20s to lower 30s.

Today will be a lot like yesterday with highs in the 30s statewide. Mostly cloudy to cloudy skies are expected over most of the region with the exception of southwestern SD where partly cloudy skies should prevail. Winds will be very light throughout the day but they should maintain somewhat of a westerly component.

Tomorrow will be a bit warmer as highs are expected to be in the 30s to lower 40s. Mostly cloudy skies are likely early becoming partly cloudy throughout the day. Winds will be out of the south over the state becoming southwesterly over western SD by midafternoon.

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Darren R. Clabo * State Fire Meteorologist/Instructor * Institute of Atmospheric Sciences

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