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Regional Weather Forecast
National Weather Service Bismarck ND
811 PM CDT Wed May 22 2019 /711 PM MDT Wed May 22 2019/

Scattered light rain showers across the Northern Plains will
gradually dissipate overnight. Skies will remain mostly cloudy
tonight, with lows ranging from the mid 30s to mid 40s.

After a brief dry period during the day Thursday, another system 
will spread rain and possibly a few thunderstorms across the 
region Thursday night through Friday evening. Saturday will be
drier and warmer, with highs in the mid to upper 60s.

National Ag. Weather Outlook, International Ag. Weather Summary
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DOUGLAS County, South Dakota Agriculture, Lawn & Garden Weather Advisory

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Ag. Weather Forecast Parameter Maps:Spraying Conditions , Dewpoint Temperatures, Livestock Heat Stress

Hourly Observations For DOUGLAS County
400 AM CDT THU MAY 23 2019

SIOUX FALLS    CLOUDY    49  46  90 W6        29.96R                  
HURON          CLOUDY    49  46  90 W10       29.95R                  
CHAMBERLAIN    CLOUDY    45  45 100 W6        30.00R                  
MITCHELL       CLOUDY    48  44  86 W9        29.98R                  
YANKTON        MOCLDY    48  45  89 W9        29.98R                  

Current Temperatures, Dewpoint, RH, Wind, Surface 4-Panel

Current Agricultural Weather Conditions in South Dakota
Based on observations at 400am CDT, Thursday May 23, 2019

Across South Dakota...temperatures are near 42 degrees west, near 46 degrees central, and near 49 degrees east. Current sky conditions are not available west, cloudy central, and cloudy east. In the west, relative humidity is near 82%, and the dew point is near 37 degrees. In the central part of the state, relative humidity is near 93%, and the dew point is near 44 degrees. In the east, relative humidity is near 90%, and the dew point is near 46 degrees. The livestock heat stress category is no stress west, no stress central, and no stress east. Winds are from the west at 3 mph west, where conditions are not favorable for spraying due to not available. Winds are from the west at 9 mph central, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Winds are from the west at 6 mph east, where conditions are favorable for spraying. Based on current available observations, the highest temperature is 49 degrees at HURON and BROOKINGS. The lowest temperature is 29 degrees at CUSTER .

All NWS Radars (In near-real time), Current Livestock Heat Stress Index (LSI), Current Wind Chill Map
Hazardous Weather Outlook For DOUGLAS County,SD

438 AM CDT Thu May 23 2019

 DAY ONE  Today and Tonight

Showers and thunderstorms are expected tonight into Friday
morning.  These storms are not expected to be severe. 

 DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN  Friday through Wednesday

No hazardous weather is expected at this time.


Spotter activation is not expected at this time.

NWS Severe Weather Map , Convective Outlook

7-Day Forecast For DOUGLAS County, SD
427 AM CDT Thu May 23 2019

Mostly cloudy. A 20 percent chance of light showers in the afternoon. Highs around 63. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph becoming northeast in the afternoon.

Light showers and chance of thunderstorms. Lows around 52. East winds 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 80 percent.

Mostly cloudy in the morning then becoming sunny. Highs around 77. South winds 10 to 15 mph becoming southwest 15 to 20 mph with gusts to around 30 mph in the afternoon.

Mostly clear. Lows around 48. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph becoming west 5 to 10 mph after midnight.

Sunny. Highs around 73. North winds 5 to 10 mph.

Mostly clear. Lows around 51.

Partly cloudy. Highs around 76.

Mostly cloudy with thunderstorms likely. Lows around 55. Chance of rain 70 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Chance of showers. Highs around 72. Chance of rain 50 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Showers likely in the evening. Lows around 49. Chance of rain 60 percent.

Mostly cloudy. Highs around 63.

Mostly cloudy with a 30 percent chance of showers in the evening, then partly cloudy after midnight. Lows around 47.

Partly cloudy. Highs around 68.

12-48 Hr Surface Forecast Maps, TWC 4-Panel Surface Forecast, Fire Danger, Day 1 Precip, Day 2 Precip, Days 1-5 Precip, Severe Weather Pot.-Day 1, Day 2

Medium & Long Range Outlook For South Dakota

                             S DAKOTA                                                                     
                 6 TO 10 DAY  8 TO 14 DAY   30 DAY    90 DAY 
                MAY 28-JUN 1 MAY 30-JUN 5    JUN       JUN-AUG                      
                 -----------  -----------  --------  ---------
   Temperature:      Below        Below      Below      Below                      
 Precipitation:      Above       Normal      Above      Above                      

....  Medium and long range outlooks provided by NCEP/K. Thomas Priddy
5 Day Rainfall Forecast, 6 to 10 Day , 8 to 14 Day , Text, 30-Day Outook, 90-Day Outook, 120-Day Outlook
Historical Weather And Climate Facts For Today

An F4 tornado struck Mineral Point, WI killing 17 and injuring 45. A record 
book was carried 60 miles from a schoolhouse. In Primrose Township, the 
deed to Chandler Farm was found 10 miles away. (NWS Louisville)
An unusual late season snow blanketed eastern Iowa, with four to six inches
reported around Washington. (David Ludlum) (The Weather Channel)
The temperature at Hollis OK soared from a morning low of 70 degrees to an
afternoon high of 110 degrees to establish a state record for the month of
May. (The Weather Channel)
An F3 tornado moved through the northeast and east sections of Leitchfield 
KY. An F0 tornado was spotted at Priceville KY. An F0 tornado touched down 
briefly in Taylor County. (NWS Louisville)

Ag Weather Center, Department of Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering, University of Kentucky