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23° F
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Rapid City
  • Feels Like: 16° F -9° C
  • Wind: 6 mph 9 kph at ESE
  • Humidity: 88%
  • Dew point: 20° F -7° C
  • Barometer: 30 inches millibars and falling
  • Sunrise: 7:22 AM MST
  • Sunset: 4:15 PM MST
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Last updated 1:52 PM MST on December 17, 2014

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KOTA Territory Weather Snapshots 2014

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Spearfish Canyon Fall Colors 2014

The weekend of Sept. 20-21 saw the fall colors in Spearfish Canyon at about 75 percent; with a lot of autumn gold, some reds and yellows. Last year, the Oct. 4 blizzard ruined the colors before they peaked. While this year will be different, you can still see damage from that storm.

Facebook Fans' Fall Colors 2014

Thanks to our KOTA Territory News Facebook fans for posting their fall colors photos. Here's a slideshow of their work.

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

CNN

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.

There are currently no severe weather alerts.
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Weather Forecast

Eric Gardner, Good Morning KOTA Territory/Noon News Meteorologist

Eric Gardner joined the KOTA news team in December of 2002 as a morning and noon meteorologist and news anchor. After a stint as the nightside main anchor, Eric returns to sunrise as the Good Morning KOTA Territory meteorologist.

The cold is here to stay for a while. Warmer air will gradually return into the weekend, bringing highs back into the 40s.

Remnants of a storm could bring a rain or snow shower Monday. We'll be tracking a cold airmass from Canada that could cause temperatures to drop significantly by Christmas Day.

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Lightning file

Reuters

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Winter storm

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Flooding

Flood waters over street signs

Eric Thayer/Reuters

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