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72° F
22° C
Rapid City
  • Feels Like: 72° F 22° C
  • Wind: 17 mph 28 kph at NNW
  • Humidity: 29%
  • Dew point: 38° F 3° C
  • Barometer: 30 inches millibars and rising
  • Sunrise: 6:37 AM MDT
  • Sunset: 6:53 PM MDT
Last updated 5:52 PM MDT on September 20, 2014

Your weather snapshots

KOTA Territory Weather Snapshots 2014

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More Weather Slideshows

South Dakota Snow, Sept 11, 2014

Sept. 11 is definitely too early for snow, sticking or not ... it is too early. Having said that, thanks to all the KOTA Territory News Facebook fans for posting their scenes this morning. We didn't get all of them in this gallery so check out more on our Facebook page.

Wyoming Snow, Sept 11, 2014

Looks like Wyoming, mostly around Buffalo, got the brunt of this late summer ... yep, it is still summer ... snowstorm. It really is too early for this. However, thanks to all the KOTA Territory News Facebook fans for their photos.

Super Moon - September 2014

If you didn't take advantage of the view of the super moon Monday, Sept. 8, you probably missed the last one for a while since Tuesday night is overcast. So enjoy these KOTA Territory News Facebook posts from viewers.

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.

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Rapid City Airport Weather Almanac

Normal High: 73°
Normal Low: 44°
Record High: 93° in 1960
Record Low: 29° in 1983
Sunrise: 6:37 am
Sunset: 6:53 pm
Moonrise: 3:13 am
Moonset: 5:03 pm
Today's Moon Waning crescent

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Weather Forecast

Cooler air settles in for the weekend and to start next week. Then we have another round of 80s coming back by the end of next week.

We're tracking two storm systems coming up. First is a Little Storm, coming in late Monday through Tuesday morning. Any showers with this storm will be light.

The second storm has the potential to bring more widespread rain by the last few days of the month, starting around Sunday the 28th. More on that one as it develops.


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.