Snowy Winter Continues - All-Time Record Snowfall For NWS East Rapid City

Last Updated 1:30 PM MDT April 10, 2009

On April 9, 2009, 5.0 inches of snow pushed the seasonal snowfall total for the National Weather Service Office in East Rapid City, SD to 80.5 inches, which breaks the old record of 80.3 inches set in 1969-70.

National Weather Service East Rapid City, SD (through 6:00 PM April 9, 2009)

  • Seasonal snowfall: 80.5 inches
  • Rank: 1st
  • Old Record: 80.3 inches 1969-70

View a plot of snowfall compared to normal.

Rapid City Regional Airport, SD (through 6:00 PM April 9, 2009)

  • Seasonal snowfall: 74.3 inches
  • Rank: 2nd
  • Record: 80.9 inches 1985-86

View a plot of snowfall compared to normal.

Camp Crook, SD (through March 31, 2009)

  • Seasonal snowfall: 118.0 inches
  • Rank: 1st
  • Old record: 75.8 inches 1926-27
  • Comments: The 51.0 inches that fell in March would be in the top 15 for snowiest years on record.

Bison, SD (through March 31, 2009)

  • Seasonal snowfall: 71.9 inches
  • Rank: 1st
  • Old record: 63.8 inches in 1996-97

Fort Meade, SD (through April 8, 2009)

  • Seasonal snowfall: 95.4 inches
  • Rank: 1st
  • Old record: 92.6 inches in 1983-84

Lemmon, SD (through April 8, 2009)

  • Seasonal snowfall: 84.5 inches
  • Rank: 2nd
  • Record: 88.6 inches in 1996-97

Maurine 12SW, SD (through March 31, 2009)

  • Seasonal snowfall: 69.5 inches
  • Rank: 2nd
  • Record: 108.4 inches in 1985-86

All-Time Monthly Records Set

Camp Crook 

  • Monthly snowfall: 51.0 inches March, 2009
  • Old record: 35.5 inches January, 1949

Devils Tower

  • Monthly snowfall: 32.8 inches March, 2009
  • Old record: 28.0 inches December, 1969

Maurine 12SW

  • Monthly snowfall: 35.0 inches March, 2009
  • Old record: 28.4 inches November, 1985

Updates to this data will be made as needed.



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