October starts with hot temperatures

October 3 - High pressure over the northern Plains produced high temperatures 20 to 25 degrees above normal for the start of October. Some record-setting temperatures around the Black Hills region include:

October 1:             Temperature     Previous Record
Gillette                            90                 89 in 1957
Lead                               84                 ties 84 in 1957

October 2:             Temperature     Previous Record
Ardmore                         93                  92 in 1992
Edgemont                      93                  91 in 1992
Fort Meade                    91                  90 in 1997
Gillette                           88                  86 in 1957
Hill City                          86                  82 in 1992
Lead                              82                  ties 82 in 1992 
Ludlow                           92                  90 in 1997
Mount Rushmore           86                  84 in 1967
Oelrichs                         93                  92 in 2005 & 1997
Downtown Rapid City    94                  89 in 1997
Rapid City Airport          96                  91 in 1997
     also a new all-time record high temperature for October, exceeding 94 degrees most recently set October 1, 1995

October 3:             Temperature     Previous Record
Cottonwood                   96                   95 in 1922
Edgemont                      95                   88 in 1997 & 1992
Hill City                          89                   79 in 2010
Oelrichs                         92                   ties 92 in 2005 & 1967
Porcupine                      94                   ties 94 in 1987 & 1967
NW Rapid City               88                  ties 88 in 1987
Spearfish                       90                   87 in 1963 

 



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