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Beginning on October 24, 2020, a winter storm brought heavy snow and breezy conditions to much of the area. Snow continued through early on October 25th before tapering off from north to south. Over a foot of snow was observed across portions of the northern and central Black Hills and foothills, with isolated amounts up to a foot across the west central South Dakota plains. The remainder of the area saw a few to several inches of snow. Altogether, the snow and wind led to hazardous travel conditions during the day and night of October 24th and into the morning of October 25th.

This system also brought record cold to the area. As of October 25th, daily record low temperatures were set in downtown Rapid City on both the 23rd and 24th, with additional record lows possible over the next day or two.
(courtesy Chris Yushta)
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