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Hazardous Heat Across the Western U.S.; Heavy Rain and Flooding in the Southwest and Western Gulf Coast

Dangerous heat will persist over portions of interior California, the Great Basin, and the northern Rockies through Thursday. Heat will gradually spread into the northern Plains today. Across the western Gulf Coast, heavy to excessive rainfall will persist through mid-week. Additionally, the Southwest Monsoon will continue to bring a flash flooding threat to the Four Corners Region this week. Read More >

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Leap Day Climate Information

Published 2024-02-27

This page provides an overview of the weather conditions on prior Leap Days across northeastern Wyoming and western South Dakota.

NWS is testing a New River Observation and Forecast Website

Published 2023-11-16

The NWS is testing a new river observation and forecast website through mid December.

2023 Meteorological Summer Photography Contest Winner

Published 2023-09-14

Local Radar Display Workaround

Published 2023-08-26

The radar display on our webpage may not display radar data.

Provide your comments on website hazard displays

Published 2023-05-25

Attend a virtual severe weather safety program

Published 2023-03-26

Looking back at the Northern Black Hills Blizzard of 1998

Published 2023-02-24

Additional forecasts available on NWS weather information line

Published 2023-02-15

Graphical Hazardous Weather Outlook Survey available through April 30

Published 2023-02-07

Weather Spotters, Coop & CoCoRaHS Observers: Join the National Spotter Check-In on December 3!

Published 2022-12-02

South Dakota Severe Weather Preparedness Week April 25-29: Planning for Workplace Safety

Published 2022-04-23

Change weather radio batteries when springing ahead

Published 2022-03-10

New radar web pages available

Published 2022-02-23

NWS recognizes our weather spotters: Thank you for your reports!

Published 2021-12-03

Provide your comments on consolidating Freeze Headlines

Published 2021-11-19

NWS Hazard Simplification Project: Collecting Public Comment on the Proposed Consolidation of freeze headlines

Outlook for November 2021

Published 2021-11-01

Warm summer of 2021

Published 2021-09-01

KUDX Radar Is Back in Service

Published 2021-08-15

KNBN-TV becomes a StormReady® Supporter

Published 2021-02-26

New Doppler Radar Web Page Is Available

Published 2020-12-23

Take Our Frost / Freeze Survey - We'd Like Your Opinion

Published 2020-11-14

Virtual Severe Weather Safety Presentations

Published 2020-05-27

Are you Weather-Ready? We're hosting two virtual severe weather safety talks later this week that will discuss what do to before, during, and after severe weather strikes. Check our social media feeds 20 minutes prior to the scheduled times for a link!

White River near Kadoka Flood Category Changes

Published 2019-12-18

White River near Kadoka Flood Category Changes

November and Fall 2019 snow around the Black Hills Region

Published 2019-12-09

Panhandle warnings available on Battle Mountain NOAA Weather Radio Station

Published 2019-12-06

Quickly check for weather hazards with the new Graphical Hazardous Weather Outlook

Published 2019-10-04

Pine Ridge Airport Observation Weather Out 1100 AM Until 200 PM MDT Today

Published 2019-08-26

Northeastern WY and Western SD Fire Weather Zone Boundaries to Change October 15, 2019

Published 2019-07-10

Notice of Change to NWS Rapid City's Fire Weather Zone Boundaries

Visit the NWS at the Northern Hills Preparedness Fair!

Published 2019-05-31

This Day in Weather History: December 25-26, 2016 Christmas Blizzard

Published 2018-12-25

Rapid City NWS Doppler Radar upgrade completed

Published 2018-12-15

Meet Our Staff: Q&A with Electronic Systems Analyst Pat Baye

Published 2018-12-09

For the fourth edition of Meet Our Staff, Philip native and Electronic Systems Analyst Pat Baye discusses his background in electronics and the challenges associated with keeping our radar online during the October 2013 blizzard.

Meet Our Staff: Q&A with Lead Forecaster Jeff Johnson

Published 2018-11-13

In the third edition of Meet Our Staff, Lead Forecaster Jeff Johnson discusses how early experiences with winter weather in the southern U.S. led him to a spot in Rapid City.

Meet Our Staff: Q&A with Electronics Technician Nathan Rambo

Published 2018-10-12

In the second edition of Meet Our Staff, Electronics Technician Nathan Rambo discusses how his military background set him up for a job in the National Weather Service

Meet Our Staff: Q&A with Lead Forecaster Eric Helgeson

Published 2018-09-11

In the first edition of Meet Our Staff, Lead Forecaster Eric Helgeson explains what led him to a career in the National Weather Service and what brought him to Rapid City.

NWS Hazard Simplification Project - Survey Available Through September 7, 2018

Published 2018-08-09

NWS Hazard Simplification Project: Collecting Public Comment on the Proposed Consolidation and Reformatting of NWS Flood Hazard Messaging Products through September 7, 2018

Join the NWS at the Wildfire Awareness Event Sunday, May 6

Published 2018-05-04

Cold and Snowy February

Published 2018-03-01

Winter Storm expected this weekend

Published 2018-02-16

Temperature and Precipitation Summary for 2017

Published 2018-01-18

A summary of significant weather and climate statistics for 2017.

Black Hills Region Weather Events of 2017: Drought Dominates

Published 2017-12-26