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Another Day with Severe Storm Potential, then Quieter Weather

Severe storms may produce damaging winds, large hail, and, locally, heavy rain from the Middle Mississippi Valley to the Great Lakes on Tuesday. By Wednesday, weather conditions settle into a quieter summer-time weather pattern. A trough will keep conditions cool and unsettled in the Pacific Northwest, and fire weather threats elevated in the Great Basin. Elsewhere, summer warmth is expected. Read More >


June 27, 2017 - Thunderstorms developed across northeastern Wyoming in the afternoon and strengthened as they moved into South Dakota. The storms produced very strong winds, which caused damage across the area. The Rapid City Airport measured a gust of 75 mph while the Custer County airport recorded a gust of 69 mph, one of the strongest ever at that location. Some hail was also accompanied these storms, with quarter-sized the largest reported. Below are photos of tree damage, the radar loop, and the list of storm reports. 

Rapid Valley Rapid Valley South of Custer South of Custer
Rapid Valley Rapid Valley South of Custer South of Custer


Downed tree 1 E Downtown Rapid City Tree damage in Custer Tree damage in Custer Tree damage in west Rapid
1 E Downtown Rapid City Custer Custer West Rapid
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