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Fall Weather Pattern Arrives

Rain and much cooler temperatures behind a cold front will bring a feeling of fall to the east coast today. In addition, an active fall storm pattern developing in the Pacific Northwest this week will bring areas of heavy rains, and very high elevations could receive heavy snow. Wetting rains to the valley floors will spread south Thu and Fri into northern California,where active fires continue. Read More >

Very strong winds blew across the area Wednesday night through Thursday night.  Many locations saw wind speeds in excess of  50 mph - especially across eastern South Dakota.  Below is a summary of the maximum wind gusts across the area.

THE FOLLOWING IS A LIST OF PEAK WIND SPEEDS RECORDED TODAY, THROUGH
4 PM CDT, FOR SOUTH DAKOTA.

NWS OBSERVATION DATA (ASOS/AWOS)

LOCATION                       PEAK WIND SPEED (MPH)

ELLSWORTH AFB                           74
PIERRE                                  72
FAITH                                   71
WINNER                                  71
RAPID CITY ARPT                         70  
BUFFALO                                 63
MOBRIDGE                                61
CHAMBERLAIN                             58
ABERDEEN                                56
HURON                                   56
MITCHELL                                56
SIOUX FALLS                             52
SISSETON                                48
WATERTOWN                               39


SDSU WEATHER NETWORK (AWND)

LOCATION                       PEAK WIND SPEED (MPH)

UNION CENTER                            73
OACOMA                                  70
LEMMON                                  69
ANTELOPE RANGE                          49
HAMILL                                  62
MCINTOSH                                62
WHITE LAKE                              61
TIMBER LAKE                             58
COTTONWOOD                              59
BERESFORD                               52
MARTIN                                  58
EAGLE BUTTE                             58
BOWDLE                                  57
HIGHMORE                                57
BISON                                   56
LEOLA                                   53
PARKSTON                                53
EDGEMONT                                49
DELL RAPIDS                             47
OAK LAKE                                43
SOUTH SHORE                             41
OLGA                                    38
BROOKINGS                               36
LAKE COCHRANE                           34
ORAL                                    31


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