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Record high temperature 110.1°F Record low temperature -29.4°F Record high gust 106.3 mph Record high average 70.4 mph Record daily rain 1.91 in. Record low windchill -36.9°F Record high barometer 30.900 in. Record low barometer 25.603 in.
Daily high pressure 29.920 in. Daily low pressure 29.861 in. Daily low windchill 7.0°F Daily high heat index 22.5°F Daily high gust speed 9.2 mph W Daily high average speed 5.4 mph W
Tmax Weather Center Spearfish, SD 57783
LAST READING AT TIME: 03:05 DATE: 27 February 2024, time of next update: 03:10
Current WeatherNight time/Dry Current Temperature 14.2°F (-9.9°C), Apparent temp 8.6°F
Maximum Temperature (since midnight)22.5°F at: 00:00 Minimum Temperature (since midnight)14.2°F at: 03:00
Average windspeed (ten minute)1.7 mph Wind Direction (ten minute)WNW (299°)
Windchill Temperature 14.2°F Maximum Gust (last hour)6.4 mph at: 02:13
Maximum Gust (since midnight)9.2 mph at: 00:01 Maximum 1 minute average (since midnight)5.4 mph at: 01:12
Rainfall (last hour)0.00 in. (0.0 mm) Rainfall (since midnight)0.00 in. (0.0 mm) ---
Rainfall This month 0.00 in. (0.0 mm) Rainfall To date this year 0.08 in. (2.0 mm)
Maximum rain per minute (last hour)0.00 in/min Maximum rain per hour (last 6 hours)0.00 in/hour
Yesterdays rainfall 0.00 in DewPoint 2.8°F (Wet Bulb :12.0°F )
Humidity 60 %, Humidex 5.9°F Barometer corrected to msl29.890 in. (1012.2 hPa)
Pressure change 0.00 in. (last hour) Trend (last hour)STEADY
Pressure change (last 12 hours)+0.27 in Pressure change (last 6 hours)+0.12 in

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Expires:202402271000;;777575
FPUS53 KUNR 270855
ZFPUNR

Zone Forecast for Western SD and Northeastern WY
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
155 AM MST Tue Feb 27 2024


SDZ025-271000-
Northern Foothills-
Including the cities of Spearfish, Whitewood, and Saint Onge
155 AM MST Tue Feb 27 2024

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST THIS
MORNING...

.OVERNIGHT...Snow. Patchy blowing and drifting snow. Snow
accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. Breezy and much cooler with lows
around 10. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
Chance of snow 90 percent. Wind chill values near zero. 
.TUESDAY...Patchy blowing and drifting snow in the morning.
Cloudy with a chance of snow in the morning, then partly cloudy
in the afternoon. Additional snow accumulation around an inch
possible. Breezy and much cooler with highs 15 to 20. Northwest
winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Chance of snow
50 percent. Wind chill values around 10 below in the morning. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 5 to 10 above. West winds
10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill values around
5 below. 
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Not as cool with highs in the mid 40s. West
winds 15 to 20 mph. Wind chill values around 5 below in the
morning. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Clear. Not as cool with lows around 30.
Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. 
.THURSDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear and windy. Lows in the lower 40s. 
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy and breezy. Highs in the upper 50s. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of rain and snow
in the evening, then a chance of snow and rain after midnight.
Lows in the lower 30s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent. 
.SATURDAY...A chance of snow in the morning. Partly cloudy with a
chance of rain. Highs in the mid 50s. Chance of precipitation
30 percent. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. A chance
of snow after midnight. Lows in the lower 20s. Chance of
precipitation 50 percent. 
.SUNDAY...Snow likely. Light snow accumulation possible. Breezy,
cooler with highs in the lower 30s. Chance of snow 70 percent. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Becoming partly cloudy. Snow likely. Additional
light snow accumulation possible. Breezy with lows around 15.
Chance of snow 60 percent. 
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Breezy
with highs in the upper 20s. 

$$


Expires:202402271000;;777575
FPUS53 KUNR 270855
ZFPUNR

Zone Forecast for Western SD and Northeastern WY
National Weather Service Rapid City SD
155 AM MST Tue Feb 27 2024


SDZ025-271000-
Northern Foothills-
Including the cities of Spearfish, Whitewood, and Saint Onge
155 AM MST Tue Feb 27 2024

...WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 11 AM MST THIS
MORNING...

.OVERNIGHT...Snow. Patchy blowing and drifting snow. Snow
accumulation of 1 to 3 inches. Breezy and much cooler with lows
around 10. Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph.
Chance of snow 90 percent. Wind chill values near zero. 
.TUESDAY...Patchy blowing and drifting snow in the morning.
Cloudy with a chance of snow in the morning, then partly cloudy
in the afternoon. Additional snow accumulation around an inch
possible. Breezy and much cooler with highs 15 to 20. Northwest
winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 35 mph. Chance of snow
50 percent. Wind chill values around 10 below in the morning. 
.TUESDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. Lows 5 to 10 above. West winds
10 to 15 mph with gusts up to 25 mph. Wind chill values around
5 below. 
.WEDNESDAY...Sunny. Not as cool with highs in the mid 40s. West
winds 15 to 20 mph. Wind chill values around 5 below in the
morning. 
.WEDNESDAY NIGHT...Clear. Not as cool with lows around 30.
Southwest winds 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph. 
.THURSDAY...Sunny. Highs in the upper 50s. 
.THURSDAY NIGHT...Mostly clear and windy. Lows in the lower 40s. 
.FRIDAY...Partly cloudy and breezy. Highs in the upper 50s. 
.FRIDAY NIGHT...Partly cloudy. A slight chance of rain and snow
in the evening, then a chance of snow and rain after midnight.
Lows in the lower 30s. Chance of precipitation 30 percent. 
.SATURDAY...A chance of snow in the morning. Partly cloudy with a
chance of rain. Highs in the mid 50s. Chance of precipitation
30 percent. 
.SATURDAY NIGHT...Mostly cloudy with a chance of rain. A chance
of snow after midnight. Lows in the lower 20s. Chance of
precipitation 50 percent. 
.SUNDAY...Snow likely. Light snow accumulation possible. Breezy,
cooler with highs in the lower 30s. Chance of snow 70 percent. 
.SUNDAY NIGHT...Becoming partly cloudy. Snow likely. Additional
light snow accumulation possible. Breezy with lows around 15.
Chance of snow 60 percent. 
.MONDAY...Mostly cloudy with a 50 percent chance of snow. Breezy
with highs in the upper 20s. 

$$


Spearfish / Clyde Ice, SD, United States (KSPF) 44-29N 103-47W
Feb 27, 2024 - 04:55 AM EST / 2024.02.27 0955 UTC
Wind: from the WNW (300 degrees) at 13 MPH (11 KT) gusting to 21 MPH (18 KT):0
Visibility: 1 3/4 mile(s):0
Sky conditions: overcast
Weather: light snow
Temperature: 10 F (-12 C)
Windchill: -5 F (-21 C):2
Dew Point: 8 F (-13 C)
Relative Humidity: 92%
Pressure (altimeter): 29.65 in. Hg (1004 hPa)
ob: KSPF 270955Z AUTO 30011G18KT 1 3/4SM -SN BKN003 OVC007 M12/M13 A2965 RMK AO2
cycle: 10


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Define Mesocyclone: A mesocyclone is a vortex of air, approximately 2 to 10 km in diameter (the mesoscale of meteorology), within a convective storm. That is, it is air that rises and rotates around a vertical axis, usually in the same direction as low pressure systems in a given hemisphere. They are most often cyclonic, that is, associated with a localized low-pressure region within a severe thunderstorm. Such storms can feature strong surface winds and severe hail. Mesocyclones often occur together with updrafts in supercells, where tornadoes may form. Mesocyclones are believed to form when strong changes of wind speed and/or direction with height ("wind shear") sets parts of the lower part of the atmosphere spinning in invisible tube-like rolls. The convective updraft of a thunderstorm is then thought to draw up this spinning air, tilting the rolls' orientation upward (from parallel to the ground to perpendicular) and causing the entire updraft to rotate as a vertical column. Mesocyclones are normally relatively localized: they lie between the synoptic scale (hundreds of kilometers) and small scale (hundreds of meters). Radar imagery is used to identify these features. An area of vertical atmospheric rotation in supercell thunderstorms, which signals the threat of a possible tornado.

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  • CITY: Spearfish
  • COUNTY: Lawrence
  • STATE: SOUTH DAKOTA
  • COUNTRY: US
  • TIMEZONE: Mountain
  • CWA: UNR
  • NWS ZONE: SD025 Northern Foot Hills
  • NWS FIRE ZONE: UNR260
  • GACC: RMCC Rocky Mountain
  • SUBGACC: 260
  • MESOWEST INSERT DATE: 2004-07-20
  • LAST CHANGED: 2008-02-04
  • WMO or other ID: 9999999
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    NOTE: PRECIPITATION OFFSET

    During the Winter Months, precipitation amounts may be off due to freezing conditions, and or the rain gauge fills with snow and it doesn't melt till a later time. So be patient eventually all rain information will correct itself. Also the humidity and dew point may be off due to the extreme temperature changes we experience in this location, the sensor gets covered with frost due to high humidity and extreme low temps and stops reading totally. The temperature/humidity sensor since it is 90% exposed, is vulnerable to these conditions. The temperature reads accurately. As the temperatures approaches up to the freezing point the sensors become operational. Sorry for this, there isn’t much I can do about Mother Nature when she decides to freeze something. Also Mother Nature in her cruel irony, has decided to give us lots of ice from time to time, so I have found out the anemometer (wind gauge/wind direction) can get ice covered/snow covered and also stops reading, argh got to love it? NOT! Also of note, measurements from this weather station are done on a tilt bucket rain gauge, do not be fooled by anyone that says they aren't accurate, they as they are just as accurate as any rain gauge currently available, don't be fooled by these advertisements about this rain gauge is better than that one, It’s just hype, so even that little cheapy you get at the local farm market is 99.99% as accurate as the professional gauges. They all measure rainfall, also note that even a rain gauge 10 feet away from yours could measure a different amount of precipitation simply because precipitation does not nor has it ever fallen 100% evenly over any given area on this planet, so don’t fall for anyone yanking your leg. If someone says they are better than the rest, ha ha they are "all wet!"


    NOTE: MEASURE SNOWFALL PROPERLY

    Measuring snowfall by "inches" is very dependent on the density of the snow, and the freeze thaw cycle compounds the uncertainty, and of course drifting has a big effect. The rough rule of thumb is that the ratio of snow to water is a 10 to 1 Ratio. Simply 10 inches of snow = 1 inch of liquid precipitation. You can use a ruler to measure snowfall as it comes down, but the complication behind that is simple, snow melts on impact with warmer ground till the ground cools down, therefore the total will be off. This station uses a liquid measuring system, as the snow falls into the rain gauge it is melted by a low-level heat source, and it measured as liquid precipitation. Also certain times the temperature is so cold that even the low level heat source does not melt it right away. Since snow is of different densities, and different moisture contents when it falls, liquid measurements are the only truly accurate representation of total true amount of snow that has fallen, even though there may seem to be much more on the ground then the rain gauge says there is. For example, a storm in late February 2004 dropped 24.1 inches of ruler measured snowfall on us, but once liquefied it measured just a little over an inch of liquid precipitation. Does that mean we only got 10 inches, no, but one thing it does prove, measuring with a stick, and measuring with a rain gauge are two very different means by which to do it. Doesn't make shoveling it any less of a headache, nor driving in it any less hazardous. Just remember perceptions of snow, and actualities of snowfall are very different. Just because it looks like a lot, doesn't mean there is a lot. Also of note: This varies with different kinds of snow, and some snows are characterized as "wet snows," and some as "dry snows." The water equivalent of wet snows may be as low as 6 or 8 to 1. This means 6 inches of snow equals one inch of liquid. A dry snow may have a ratio of 20 to 1, or even as high as 50 to 1 in very cold arctic regions. This means it would take 50 inches of snow to equal one inch of liquid. So you decide it's all a matter of perception, and precipitation.


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    In recent years Mother Nature has dealt a rather nasty hand on many occasion. The PWS or Personal Weather Station is coming into its own now and it’s growing daily. There are more stations coming online every day, that are covering in places not already covered by the NOAA’s National Weather Service, or the USDA, even the USGS whom at this point seem to be outpaced by Mother Nature. Our little PWS’s fits the bill in areas or lack of interest in an area to a Tee! We tend to cover where they won't, or we cover an area they cover simply because we do not trust the forecast they give. We are private citizens with the time, energy, resource and location to put up our own little monitoring stations. A meteorologist is a specialist and or person who studies processes in the earth's atmosphere that cause weather conditions. You can look up the many definitions for it on the World Wide Web. We do not have to do this job we are doing; we don’t and aren’t required to do so by law, and usually no one asks us to do it either. These stations are not cheap, so we don’t take this as lightly as some may think. I have been in consistent operation since December of 2002, and have not had downtime, with a few small exceptions like software updates, or hardware crashes, or unavoidable situations, but my data is solid, accurate because I have a friend of mine from MIT calibrate them, believe me they are dead on accurate. He does it every January! So I dispute anyone that would say my data is incorrect. I have been monitoring weather since I was a kid. I have watched it from more perspectives then just a professional standpoint. I was a farmer’s son, I watched my father predict the weather just by the feel of the air outside. It was fascinating to see. For years I thought he was just guessing, but after years and years and years of accuracy and me watching, he was 99% accurate out to about 3 days. Simply based on temperatures, the barometric pressure, and how damp it was he could give 72 hrs worth of useful forecast. It doesn’t take a trained spotter, an employee of the NWS or member of a government or political agency, nor does it take anyone other than the average "Joe" citizen to simply go outside and look up, to tell you what the weather is, being trained in no way makes you qualified, nor does not being trained make you qualified, and quite often the so called “unqualified” of "us" has more skill sets then we know what to do with. Welcome to the Tmax Weather Center Operations Headquarters, Spearfish, SD 57783/57799 and if you have any questions related to weather, you can contact me and I will do my best to answer them for you, or direct you to those that can. I may not be an "expert", but at least there are some things I will guarantee you, NO BS, I have an open mind, and I will give you no rude attitudes! Like it or not "Mother Nature" we are here to stay!



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    COOPERATING AGENCIES

    Northern Great Plains Interagency Dispatch Center
    4250 Fire Station Rd. Suite 2
    Rapid City, SD 57703-8714
    605-393-8017
    Fax 605-393-8030

    Dispatch Hours 0730-1730

    The Fire Weather Index as Generated by The Tmax Weather Center is in the live applet near the top of this page! This Station produces this image from the raw data it collects it is not representative of the images above provided by the Northern Great Plains Interagency Dispatch Center.


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    National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration //National Weather Service //NOAA / Space Weather Prediction Center//
    Weather Display //Weather For You //Ham Weather Radio //
    Citizen Weather Observer Program(CWOP)//Anything Weather //United States Geological Survey//
    South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Institute of Atmospheric Sciences //Blackhills.Com Internet Services //National Geographic //
    National Association of Radio-Distress Signalling and Infocommunications //AWS Weather and Dept. of Homaland Security //AWS Weather Inc. //
    Rocky Mountain Weather Network(RMWN)//Plains Weather Network(PWN)//Weather Underground//
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    Notice To Viewers

    2011 the worst Tornado Season ever, our thoughts go out to those who have been lost, and those who lost someone. Please, Please pay attention to the weather around you, it can change in less then 5 minutes from sunny to twister, if you see bad weather coming seek shelter, if you hear the sirens get into a basement, low ditch, or storm cellar, do not remain outdoors. Flying debris, large hail, unexpected high winds, and lightning or flash flooding can get you with little or no notice. Be mindful that flooding can occur even 24 to 48 hrs after a storm. Lightning can strike up to 10 miles in any direction of the main storm cell. Hail will kill you it's moving at 100+ mph... High winds can blow your vehicle off the road, knock over structures your in or around, so seek sturdy shelter.Stay away from windows, or any glass, get into a room with as much distance between you and the outside walls as possible. Do not take a shower, bath or wash your hands during a thunderstorm, do not talk on a phone that has a chord to the earpiece. Do not stand under large structures of metal or tree's, and if your playing golf get the hell off the course. Do not emerge from your safe place till the all clear sounds or the sounds of the storm have diminished, it takes longer then 5 minutes for a storm to pass so stay put for no less then 30 to 45 minutes.Get a NOAA weather radio with audio/visual alert systems, and make sure it has battery backup. Keep a radio, and enough supplies for 72 hrs in your safe zone for each person there. When your told to get out,get out, don't think your going to live thru it everytime. Your not going too! Follow law enformcent and or emergency personel requests, advice, and or commands. If you want to help, follow orders of the incident commander or the person in charge. DO NOT BREAK THE LAW! If you have none of the above shelters,get into the bathtub, cover yourself with as much protection as possible, make sure its a central room if possible. If it has doors close and lock those doors if possible, and as above avoid windows. If you are thrown, tossed or otherwise, curl into a ball and protect head and neck.If you are in a high rise building or buildings with more then 1 floor, head for the center of the building. If you are caught outside get inside. Do not go outside right away after the storm falling glass and building materials may fall on you causing serious injury.


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