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68° F
20° C
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Rapid City
  • Feels Like: 68° F 20° C
  • Wind: 22 mph 35 kph at NNW
  • Humidity: 56%
  • Dew point: 52° F 11° C
  • Barometer: 29 inches millibars and steady
  • Sunrise: 6:13 AM MDT
  • Sunset: 7:32 PM MDT
Last updated 9:52 PM MDT on August 30, 2014

Weather Slideshows

KOTA Territory Weather Snapshots 2014


Got a great weather photo you just have to share? E-mail the photo to heymike@kotatv.com.

Arthur weakens to tropical storm

Hurricane Arthur landfall


Hurricane Arthur made landfall in North Carolina late on July 3, but it did not dawdle over the coastline to vandalize neighborhoods for long. By Friday morning, it had weakened to a Category 1 and was downgraded to a tropical storm on Saturday.

Best ways to donate after tragedies

Kids with signs asking for help Philippines

REUTERS/Charlie Saceda

The devastation following a disaster like Typhoon Haiyan often compels people around the world to want to help. Find out the most effective ways you can give so victims get the help they need.

Superstorm Sandy by the numbers

Hurricane Sandy dark clouds over NYC

Carlo Allegri / Reuters

It's been one year since Superstorm Sandy pummeled the East Coast. Take a look back at the storm by the numbers.

Superstorm Sandy: 1 year later

Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Many destroyed homes still sit empty amid bureaucratic red tape one year after Superstorm Sandy made landfall.

2013 hurricane names

Hurricane Ophelia churns toward Bermuda


This year's Atlantic hurricane season has been relatively quiet, but Tropical Storm Karen is poised to become the first named storm to hit the U.S. Take a look at the rest of the storm names for the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season.

Look back: Superstorm Sandy wreaks havoc

Homes damaged by fire in Breezy Point, Queens, Hurricane Sandy

Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Take a look back at the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.

Twitter reactions to Superstorm Sandy

New Twitter logo


Superstorm Sandy caught the attention of plenty of U.S. celebrities, some of whom were caught in the middle of it. Check out what they had to say.

Pollen in your area

Rapid City Airport Weather Almanac

Normal High: 83°
Normal Low: 53°
Record High: 102° in 1948
Record Low: 38° in 1992
Sunrise: 6:13 am
Sunset: 7:32 pm
Moonrise: 11:14 am
Moonset: 9:55 pm
Today's Moon Waxing crescent

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Weather Forecast

An active weather pattern is in store for KOTA Territory this weekend as a strong upper level trough and surface cold front move across the Northern Plains.

Today, southeast winds will bring in warmer, more unstable air. Scattered thunderstorms will form over Northeast Wyoming, Southeast Montana and Northwest South Dakota late this afternoon. Some could be severe with large hail and high winds. This activity will increase in area coverage tonight and move east and southeast.

Sunday will be much cooler, but with an upper level trough lingering in the area, showers and thunderstorms will still be likely.

Even Labor Day, there will be enough moisture and instability for isolated thunderstorms.

Finally, a warmer, drier pattern evolves during the middle of next week before the next trough affects KOTA Territory toward the end of the week. It is still unclear how far east into the plains this next trough will progress.


Weather Interactives

Anatomy of a tornado

Tornado file

Find out all that you need to know about tornadoes.


Lightning file


Find out all you need to know about lightning.


Storm clouds

Find out all that you need to know about hail.


Winter storm

Find out all that you need to know about winter.


Flood waters over street signs

Eric Thayer/Reuters

Find out all that you need to know about flooding.