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Wintry Mix in the Central Plains; Powerful Pacific Storm Approaching

A storm will track from the southern Plains to the Ohio Valley through Friday with showers and thunderstorms. On the northern edge, snow, ice, and/or a wintry mix is possible from the central Plains to the central Great Lakes. A significant Pacific storm with high winds, and heavier rain and snow will arrive late Friday through the weekend with impacts spreading across much of the West. Read More >

The following tables show the climate information for Rapid City, Gillette, Lead, Winner, Lemmon, Sundance, Spearfish, Newcastle, Hot Springs, and Custer on Thanksgiving, as well as the weather in downtown Rapid City and Gillette for the past 10 Thanksgiving Days. Record highs around the area have reached the mid-60s to upper 70s, with record lows generally in the teens below zero. Of the ten sites listed, precipitation is most likely in Lead, where precipitation has occurred on 35% of Thanksgivings, and snow has occurred 32% of Thanksgivings. The last three Thanksgivings have been relatively mild and dry, though light snow occurred across portions of the area on Thanksgiving 2020 and 2022.