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31° F
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Rapid City
  • Feels Like: 25° F -4° C
  • Wind: 6 mph 9 kph at ESE
  • Humidity: 79%
  • Dew point: 25° F -4° C
  • Barometer: 29 inches millibars and falling
  • Sunrise: 7:24 AM MST
  • Sunset: 4:17 PM MST
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Last updated 8:52 AM MST on December 21, 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.

Pollen in your area

Rapid City Airport Weather Almanac

Normal High: 36°
Normal Low: 12°
Record High: 65° in 1991
Record Low: -25° in 1983
Sunrise: 7:24 am
Sunset: 4:17 pm
Moonrise: 6:40 am
Moonset: 4:28 pm
Today's Moon Waning crescent
4 areas are now under advisories, watches or severe weather warnings.
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Weather Forecast

Mike Modrick, Chief Meteorologist

Mike Modrick was fascinated by weather and science even as a young boy. Then in college, after exploring degrees in computer science, then communications, one class in Meteorology 101 changed his life. That early fascination turned into a career; and in 1981 he received a Bachelor of Science degree in meteorology, with a double major in speech, from Iowa State University.

Warmer tomorrow as we could see some light rain changing over to snow Sunday night.

A Winter Impact Number of 1 is in effect Sunday night into Monday. Could see some light accumulations in Rapid City. Regardless it will be very windy on Monday, blowing snow maybe an issue.

Higher accumulations for the Black Hills.

Our Christmas day forecast is looking a little bit better if you are a snow lover. Still way to far out to be talking about snow accumulations.

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Weather Interactives

Anatomy of a tornado

Tornado file

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Lightning

Lightning file

Reuters

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Hail

Storm clouds

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Winter

Winter storm

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Flooding

Flood waters over street signs

Eric Thayer/Reuters

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