National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

What a Difference A Day Makes!

Thursday April 23rd:  A unseasonably warm airmass produced several record high temperatures over north-central and northeastern South Dakota as temperatures soared into the 80s and 90s with bright sunshine.  Below is a list of a few cities that recorded a new record high temperature.


City New Record High Previous Record Year of Previous
Aberdeen    90F 87F 1994
Mobridge 89F 87F 1990
Pierre 88F 87F 1990


Friday, April 24th: In the wake of a potent cold front temperatures on Friday afternoon were nearly 50 degrees colder than Thursday!!!  In addition, a narrow but potent band of snow dropped visibilities down to one half mile at times.  Even with the very warm temperatures the previous day, a slushly accumulation of snow occurred over portions of north-central South Dakota.  The images below were taken from Herried, SD between 1pm and 130pm Friday afternoon.  Welcome to Spring in the Dakota's!