Darren R. Clabo
State Fire Meteorologist, South Dakota
Current Conditions at SDSM&T
Weather Discussion (updated
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A seasonal strong upper level trough and
associated closed low pressure system is
currently over the central Rockies
leading to widespread precipitation
across the Great Plains. Light snow
showers are seen across the Black Hills
while scattered rain showers and cloudy
skies are found over the rest of SD.
Temperatures this morning are cool with
readings in the 40s to near 50 across
the prairies with 30s over the Black
Hills. Winds are out of the northeast.
Cool conditions will continue through
the day as the trough progresses
overheard. High temperatures will range
from the mid-40s south to the mid-50s
north with the disparity driven by the
showers activity expected over the
southern half of the state. Winds will
be out of the east to northeast from
10-20 mph under cloudy skies.
More showers are expected over the east
half of the state tomorrow will western
SD may see a few rays of sunshine coming
through the mostly cloudy skies. High
temperatures will be in the 50s over
West River and 40s over East River.
North winds from 10-20 mph are expected.
No critical fire
weather is expected.
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Darren Clabo, SD State Fire
Laura Edwards, SD State
Jim Strain, SD Assistant
Darren R. Clabo * State Fire Meteorologist/Instructor
* Institute of Atmospheric Sciences
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