Record snowfall in Rapid City, South Dakota.
The winter storm battering much of South Dakota dumped 20 inches of snow on Rapid City yesterday, which makes it the single snowiest day since record-keeping began in 1942.
“The previous record for the airport was 18 inches on April 22nd in 2001. So yesterday was the snowiest 24 hour period ever at the Rapid City airport. And it’s going to keep snowing for another hour or two. At this rate so this is going to turn out to be an epic storm,” says Eric Helgeson, a Meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
In downtown Rapid City, the National Weather Service recorded 15 inches of snowfall, making it the fifth snowiest day on the record and the snowiest April 9 on record.
Deadwood: 30 inches
Downtown Hot Springs: 28.2 inches
Rapid City airport: 25 inches
Saint Onge: 24 inches
Kyle: 24 inches
Downtown Rapid City: 23.5 inches
Box Elder: 22 inches
Martin: 21 inches
Ellsworth AFB: 21 inches
Downtown Spearfish: 19.1 inches
Whitewood: 17.3 inches
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