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75° F
24° C
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Rapid City
  • Feels Like: 75° F 24° C
  • Wind: 15 mph 24 kph at NNE
  • Humidity: 48%
  • Dew point: 54° F 12° C
  • Barometer: 29 inches millibars and rising
  • Sunrise: 6:12 AM MDT
  • Sunset: 7:33 PM MDT
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Last updated 5:52 PM MDT on August 29, 2014

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KOTA Territory Weather Snapshots 2014

BADLANDS MOONRISE

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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.

Best ways to donate after tragedies

Kids with signs asking for help Philippines

REUTERS/Charlie Saceda

The devastation following a disaster like Typhoon Haiyan often compels people around the world to want to help. Find out the most effective ways you can give so victims get the help they need.

Superstorm Sandy by the numbers

Hurricane Sandy dark clouds over NYC

Carlo Allegri / Reuters

It's been one year since Superstorm Sandy pummeled the East Coast. Take a look back at the storm by the numbers.

Superstorm Sandy: 1 year later

Carlo Allegri/Reuters

Many destroyed homes still sit empty amid bureaucratic red tape one year after Superstorm Sandy made landfall.

2013 hurricane names

Hurricane Ophelia churns toward Bermuda

REUTERS/Ho New

This year's Atlantic hurricane season has been relatively quiet, but Tropical Storm Karen is poised to become the first named storm to hit the U.S. Take a look at the rest of the storm names for the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season.

Look back: Superstorm Sandy wreaks havoc

Homes damaged by fire in Breezy Point, Queens, Hurricane Sandy

Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

Take a look back at the damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.

Twitter reactions to Superstorm Sandy

New Twitter logo

Twitter

Superstorm Sandy caught the attention of plenty of U.S. celebrities, some of whom were caught in the middle of it. Check out what they had to say.

Pollen in your area

Rapid City Airport Weather Almanac

Normal High: 83°
Normal Low: 53°
Record High: 107° in 2012
Record Low: 41° in 1988
Sunrise: 6:12 am
Sunset: 7:33 pm
Moonrise: 10:13 am
Moonset: 9:22 pm
Today's Moon Waxing crescent

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Weather Forecast

We have a cool night ahead, but warmer air returns Saturday as a cold front approaches from the northwest. That front will create a few thunderstorms in Wyoming Saturday afternoon, then into South Dakota by Saturday night.

Showers will also develop Sunday in the cooler air behind the front on Sunday, then we'll see some clearing as we start September.

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Weather Interactives

Anatomy of a tornado

Tornado file

Find out all that you need to know about tornadoes.

Lightning

Lightning file

Reuters

Find out all you need to know about lightning.

Hail

Storm clouds

Find out all that you need to know about hail.

Winter

Winter storm

Find out all that you need to know about winter.

Flooding

Flood waters over street signs

Eric Thayer/Reuters

Find out all that you need to know about flooding.