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Strong Winds Over Portions of the Rockies & Plains; Chilly for Much of the Eastern U.S.

Low pressure pushing eastward will generate strong winds over parts of the Rockies and Plains through Saturday with some light precipitation. Meanwhile, a much cooler air mass will overtake the eastern half of the country with frost and freeze concerns. Elevated fire weather conditions are expected for the Great Basin and parts of California, along with poor air quality in some locales. Read More >

Recreation Forecast

The Recreational Forecast contains forecasts and reports on conditions for resort and recreational areas. The forecast will be issued one per day between 4am LST and 6am LST and will include a site specific forecast for the following weather elements:

  • Maximum Temperatures
  • Minimum Temperatures
  • Sky/Weather
  • Wind Speed and Direction
  • Lightning
  • 2 Day Extended Forecast

The Recreational Forecast will be issued for the following areas (see graphic below):

  • Northern Lake Oahe in north-central South Dakota
  • Southern Lake Oahe and Lake Sharpe in south-central South Dakota
  • Glacial Lake Region of northeastern South Dakota
  • Big Stone Lake and Lake Traverse in west-central Minnesota
  • Lake Kampeska in eastern South Dakota


Recreation Forecast