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Heavy Mountain Snow and Low Elevation Rain Continues in California; Fire Weather Conditions in the High Plains

A slow-moving storm impacting California will continue heavy mountain snow, low elevation heavy rain and gusty winds today before moving south and remaining across southern California through Thursday. Mountain snow will impact travel; and heavy rainfall may cause flooding and debris flows in Southern California. There is an elevated to critical fire weather risk in portions of the High Plains. 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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