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Mostly Cloudy
25° F
-4° C
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Rapid City
  • Feels Like: 16° F -9° C
  • Wind: 8 mph 13 kph at North
  • Humidity: 81%
  • Dew point: 20° F -7° C
  • Barometer: 30 inches millibars and rising
  • Sunrise: 7:01 AM MST
  • Sunset: 4:17 PM MST
Last updated 5:52 AM MST on November 26, 2014

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KOTA Territory Weather Snapshots 2014

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More Weather Slideshows

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.

Pollen in your area

Rapid City Airport Weather Almanac

Normal High: 42°
Normal Low: 18°
Record High: 71° in 1998
Record Low: -9° in 1985
Sunrise: 7:01 am
Sunset: 4:18 pm
Moonrise: 10:33 am
Moonset: 8:56 pm
Today's Moon Waxing crescent

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Weather Forecast

The busiest travel day of the year is upon us! We are dealing with light snow today especially into the Black Hills. Not expecting much in terms of accumulation, but could cause a few travel headaches if your one of the millions of Americans hitting the roads today. There is light at the end of the tunnel as a warm front moves through overnight.

Thanksgiving WOW, is it going to be a warm one as we get into the upper 40s southwest South Dakota. The warm front won't quite make it further north than Rapid City leaving the rest of us around the freezing mark. If you're going out to get a deal black Friday the weather won't stop you as we will be in the 50s.

Enjoy the warm up, because by the weekend an arctic cold from comes through!


Weather Interactives

Anatomy of a tornado

Tornado file

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Lightning file


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Storm clouds

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Winter storm

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Flood waters over street signs

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