Darren R. Clabo
State Fire Meteorologist, South Dakota
Current Conditions at SDSM&T
Weather Discussion (updated
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A cold front pushed through the state
yesterday and reinforcing cold air moved
into the region overnight last night.
That has led to northeasterly winds
across this state this morning with
scattered showers and cloudy skies.
Temperatures this morning are in the 50s
and 60s with some 40 being reported over
the Black Hills.
The cloudy skies are expected to
continue today as more low- and
mid-level moisture streams into the
area. A few showers are also possible
throughout the day but widespread rains
are not expected... yet. High
temperatures will be in the 60s across
the state except for extreme
southeastern SD where some 70s are
likely. Winds will remain out of the
east and northeast leading to upslope
flow around the Black Hills and local
fog across those areas of higher
terrain. Minimum RHs will bottom out in
the 60-70% range.
Yet another low pressure system and
associated warm and cold front will move
through the state tomorrow. East to
southeast winds are expected in the
morning across the state. Those winds
will push warmer temperatures into the
state and highs are expected to range
from the upper 60s across northern SD to
the upper 80s over southern SD.
Scattered showers and thunderstorms are
possible statewide throughout the day.
Then tomorrow night a cold front will
sweep into western SD leading to
westerly winds there as the front moves
through. More showers and thunderstorms
are expected along the front overnight.
Minimum RHs during the day Friday will
drop into the 30-40% range over
south-central SD with much higher
minimum values elsewhere.
No critical fire
weather expected the week of 9/19.
Weekly Weather Update (published every
2016 SD Fire Potential
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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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