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Unsettled in New England and the Southwest; Mild Across the Plains and Rockies

Unsettled weather, including periods of locally heavy rainfall, is expected to persist across portions of New England and the Southwest U.S. through much of the weekend. Elsewhere, mainly tranquil conditions are forecast. Well above normal temperatures are likely across parts of the northern and central Plains into the northern Rockies. Read More >

Overview

On the evening of June 9, 1972, heavy thunderstorms caused devastating flash flooding throughout Rapid City and the eastern foothills of the Black Hills—destroying homes, vehicles, businesses, and bridges, and claiming 238 lives. Here is information about flood safety.

Flood damage on East Blvd. at Omaha St. in Rapid City, June 10, 1972 (photo courtesy of the Rapid City Journal)
Flood damage on East Blvd. at Omaha St. in Rapid City, June 10, 1972 (photo courtesy of the Rapid City Journal)
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