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October 01, 2009 07:24 AM

Storm Center Update-Thursday AM

Areas of rain overnight have shifted east into MN and IA…while new areas of rain have developed in eastern SD.
Rainfall totals overnight include:

Sioux Falls .21"
Clear Lake .55"
Woonsocket   .91"
Elk Point   .63"
Aberdeen   .44"
Brookings   .30
Lake Benton MN    .40"
Presho   .15"

Meanwhile, winds are increasing in western SD and a high wind warning is in effect for Rapid City and much of the west today. A winter weather advisory is in effect for the central and northern hills as a few inches of wet snow are expected.   Morning temperatures have been holding in the upper 20s in Lead.  Highs will range from 48 in Rapid City to the mid and upper 50s in the east. A

reas of showers will fill into central SD by later today as the center of low pressure moves into IA. That will put KELOLAND behind the low tonight and tomorrow…with a raw wind from the northwest and showers likely. Rainfall totals of 1-2” are possible along and east of I-29 the next 2 days.

The weekend forecast is looking drier…but still cool with highs mostly in the 50s. Another weather system will move into KELOLAND by Sunday night with showers likely through Monday.


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