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81° F
27° C
Rapid City
  • Feels Like: 81° F 27° C
  • Wind: 17 mph 28 kph at South
  • Humidity: 26%
  • Dew point: 43° F 6° C
  • Barometer: 29 inches millibars and falling
  • Sunrise: 7:15 AM MDT
  • Sunset: 5:58 PM MDT
Last updated 2:52 PM MDT on October 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.

Pollen in your area

Rapid City Airport Weather Almanac

Normal High: 59°
Normal Low: 32°
Record High: 89° in 1992
Record Low: 19° in 1987
Sunrise: 7:15 am
Sunset: 5:58 pm
Moonrise: 4:57 am
Moonset: 4:57 pm
Today's Moon Waning crescent

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Weather Forecast

We have a smoky haze in Rapid City  from a prescribed burn in Custer State Park.

Today is our warmest day this week. Average high is 57 in Rapid City, our record is 85 in 1927. We'll be close to the record. Even when we "cool down" Wednesday, we'll still be in the 60s.

The cold front moving through Wednesday will have little moisture with, so most of us stay dry. And the 70s come right back.


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Flood waters over street signs

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