Darren R. Clabo
State Fire Meteorologist, South Dakota
Current Conditions at SDSM&T
Weather Discussion (updated
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Surface high pressure has settled into
the Great Plains this morning beneath
high confluent northerly flow aloft.
Light westerly winds are seen across the
state with speeds ranging from 5-10 mph.
Temperatures this morning are in the
teens across western SD and the single
digits across eastern SD. Skies are
mostly clear to partly cloudy.
High temperatures today will be in the
20s and low 30s over eastern SD with
mid-30s to lower 40s over western SD.
Winds will remain out of the west from
5-15 mph although northwestern SD will
see strong west-northwest winds from
15-25 mph and gusts to 35 mph. Some
mid-level moisture will move into the
state bringing some altostratus and
limited cloud cover. We should still see
the sun across the state but it will be
partially obscured. A few flurries are
possible over western SD but no
accumulation is expected.
Warmer temperatures are expected
tomorrow as the warm air advection and
good vertical mixing continues. Highs
will be in the 30s across eastern SD and
the 40s to near 50 over western SD.
Winds will be breezy out of the
northwest from 10-20 mph, gusting to 35
over northwestern portions of the state.
Skies will be partly cloudy.
No critical fire
weather is expected.
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Darren R. Clabo * State Fire Meteorologist/Instructor
* Institute of Atmospheric Sciences
South Dakota School of Mines & Technology * 501 East
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