Storm Center Update – Saturday AM May 18


Early morning rain reports range from not much rain in the west to streaks of one to inches in the west. The numbers you are seeing below are mostly from surface stations at local airports. For more rain reports, scroll down.

Light rain and clouds will linger around today but the best bet to get wet will be in the north. Afternoon temperatures will be warmest, in the 60s to near 70, in SE KELOLAND, while temps will be much cooler in the north and west. We will also have brisk easterly winds, strongest in northern and western South Dakota.

Sunday looks mostly cloudy as well, with lingering light rain. Colder air will slide into the region so highs will only be in the upper 40s to low 50s. Those high temperatures may set records for coldest afternoon highs. Rapid City and the Black Hills may even see a mix of rain and snow Sunday morning.

Monday morning will be chilly, with lows in the 30s. Then we’ll see some showers in western and southern South Dakota, with below-normal highs in the 50s. Again, folks around the Black Hills may get a mix of rain and snow.

Another broad area of moderate to heavy rain is expected on Tuesday and Wednesday, though the risk of severe weather looks rather low. But we could get another inch or two of rain out of this system. Highs will still be below normal, reaching the 50s to 60s, little cooler in the west.

Temperatures look to remain mostly below normal the rest of the week, though we will probably get into the upper 60s to low 70s in eastern KELOLAND by Friday.


Early morning rain reports. More to come later today. Organized by location.


.2 WSW Edgerton – .22
7.8 N Lakefield – .31″


.3 SE Alta – .13″
.3 EN Orange City – .24″

South Dakota:

LocationTotal Rain (In Inches)
Aberdeen 1.1 NE1.19
Aberdeen 1.5 SSW1.59
Aberdeen 5.8 NNW1.40
Agar 15.1 WNW1.33
Alexandria 6.4 N1.00
Britton 6.3 NNE1.81
Burke 10.5 SSE1.55
Chamberlain 7.5 NNE0.88
Claremont 2.4 SSE1.71
Dallas 8.8 S0.65
Dell Rapids 6.2 NW0.78
Dimock 10.2 W0.80
Elk Point 5.6 NNE0.18
Fort Pierre 0.5 SE0.61
Gayville 1.8 SSW0.67
Gregory 4.3 E0.61
Harrisburg 2.5 NW0.37
Hecla 7.1 WNW1.28
Hermosa 10.3 ESE0.22
Herreid 3.6 ESE1.34
Highmore 12.4 N1.85
Highmore 19.1 NNW0.83
Holabird 8.5 N0.90
Howard 5.3 W0.80
Hurley 0.2 S0.80
Java 11.5 NNE1.16
Kadoka 2.8 WNW0.90
Kennebec 8.4 SSW0.33
LaBolt 0.1 WSW0.87
Mitchell 1.1 N0.95
Mitchell 6.2 S1.02
Mitchell 7.3 S0.88
Montrose 5.8 NW0.50
Norris 2.0 SSW0.30
Olsonville 4.5 SE0.53
Parker 6.8 WSW0.75
Pierre 2.5 NNE0.93
Plankinton 3.8 W1.36
Presho 0.3 SSW0.19
Presho 11.6 NNE0.31
Pukwana 1.9 S1.35
Renner 4.1 NW0.49
Sioux Falls 4.5 S0.52
Sioux Falls 4.5 SSW0.55
Sioux Falls 4.6 SSW0.50
Sioux Falls 5.0 SE ARPT0.34
Sisseton 3.8 W1.64
Strandburg 2.5 NW1.00
Vermillion 1.4 SE0.41
Watertown 2.7 E1.48
Wessington Springs 9.3 SSW2.61
White River 12.7 ENE0.65
White River 17.1 NW0.95

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