Strong wind gusts in South Dakota Wednesday

WEATHER SUMMARY FOR SOUTH DAKOTA
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SIOUX FALLS SD
820 PM CDT WED MAY 13 2009

STRONG LOW PRESSURE CENTERED EAST OF WINNIPEG CANADA BROUGHT BREEZY
WEST AND NORTHWEST WINDS TO SOUTH DAKOTA WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON.
STRONGEST WINDS OCCURRED ACROSS THE WEST...FROM 25 TO 40 MPH WITH
GUSTS OVER 50 MPH...EXCEPT STRONGER NEAR BUFFALO...40 TO 50 MPH WITH
GUSTS NEAR 60 MPH. WIND SPEEDS ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND EAST WERE
GENERALLY FROM 20 TO 35 MPH WITH GUSTS OVER 40 MPH. PEAK WIND GUST
AND TIME OF OCCURRENCE FOR SELECTED SITES INCLUDE...

CITY             PEAK GUST      TIME OF OCCURRENCE

BUFFALO           61 MPH             1243 PM MDT
FAITH             61 MPH             1159 AM MDT
WINNER            60 MPH              354 PM CDT
PHILIP            59 MPH              158 PM MDT
CUSTER            58 MPH              215 PM MDT
PINE RIDGE        55 MPH              246 PM MDT
SISSETON          55 MPH              512 PM CDT
KENNEBEC          53 MPH              UNKNOWN
RAPID CITY        52 MPH              115 PM MDT
PIERRE            52 MPH              457 PM CDT
CHAMBERLAIN       51 MPH              554 PM CDT
HURON             46 MPH              422 PM CDT
WATERTOWN         46 MPH              512 PM CDT
MITCHELL          44 MPH              409 PM CDT
MOBRIDGE          44 MPH              515 PM CDT
SIOUX FALLS       43 MPH              502 PM CDT
YANKTON           43 MPH              730 PM CDT

SCATTERED SHOWERS AND AN ISOLATED THUNDERSTORM OR TWO ACROSS WESTERN
SOUTH DAKOTA SPREAD INTO THE CENTRAL DURING THE AFTERNOON. SCATTERED
SHOWERS AND THUNDERSTORMS DEVELOPED AFTER 3 PM CDT ACROSS THE
NORTHEAST...MAINLY EAST AND NORTHEAST OF ABERDEEN. SOME SNOW FELL IN
AND NEAR THE BLACK HILLS. AFTERNOON SKIES WERE MOSTLY CLOUDY OVER
THE WEST AND PARTLY CLOUDY EAST.

AFTERNOON HIGH TEMPERATURES WERE AROUND 70 DEGREES ACROSS THE
SOUTHEAST...THE MIDDLE AND UPPER 60S NORTHEAST AND EAST CENTRAL...
AND THE UPPER 50S AND LOWER 60S ACROSS THE CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST
PRAIRIES. MENNO WAS THE WARMEST IN THE STATE AT 71 DEGREES. HIGH
TEMPERATURES ACROSS THE NORTHWEST AND NEAR RAPID CITY OCCURRED THIS
MORNING...THE MIDDLE AND UPPER 40S FAR NORTHWEST AND HIGHER
ELEVATIONS OF THE BLACK HILLS...AND THE LOWER AND MIDDLE 50S
REMAINDER OF THE NORTHWEST AND NEAR RAPID CITY. BY LATE IN THE
AFTERNOON TEMPERATURES HAD COOLED INTO THE UPPER 30S ACROSS THE FAR
NORTHWEST CORNER...AND WERE IN THE 40S ACROSS THE REMAINDER OF THE
NORTHWEST.

AT 8 PM CDT...IT WAS MOSTLY CLOUDY AND VERY WINDY IN SOUTH DAKOTA...
WITH GENERAL WEST TO NORTHWEST WINDS OF 25 TO 45 MPH. THERE WAS A
GUST TO 54 MPH AT WATERTOWN...ASSOCIATED WITH ISOLATED LIGHT SHOWERS
IN NORTHEAST SOUTH DAKOTA IN THE PAST HOUR. THERE WERE ALSO A FEW
SPRINKLES IN THE SOUTHEAST PART OF THE STATE. TEMPERATURES RANGED
FROM A BONE CHILLING 38 DEGREES IN BUFFALO...TO 57 AT SIOUX FALLS...
YANKTON...AND SISSETON.

HEAVY RAIN FELL ON THIS DATE IN 1908 WITH 3.20 INCHES AT HURON AND
4.60 INCHES AT MITCHELL.

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SHEEHAN/RYRHOLM




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