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41° F
5° C
Light Rain
Rapid City
  • Feels Like: 31° F 0° C
  • Wind: 23 mph 37 kph at NNW
  • Humidity: 73%
  • Dew point: 33° F 1° C
  • Barometer: 29 inches millibars and steady
  • Sunrise: 7:24 AM MST
  • Sunset: 4:17 PM MST
Last updated 10:52 PM MST on December 21, 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.

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.

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

Weather Forecast

Yasser Kishk, Meteorologist

I was born and raised in the charming town of Oxford, Miss., home of the Ole Miss Rebels, aka The University of Mississippi. My family is originally from Egypt, and this culture has influenced who I am today.

I hope you enjoyed today. Major changes in our forecast Cold front comes through tonight, rain/snow mix with strong winds will be occurring tomorrow. Winds will begin to ease back up Monday night into Tuesday morning. This is when the snow will also begin to come to an end.

The northern Black Hills could see as much as 6"-12"+ of snow.

Rapid City expect less than 2" of snow.

Warmer Christmas Eve, then another shot at some snow for Christmas day.


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Anatomy of a tornado

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Flood waters over street signs

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