Snowiest 24-hour period EVER at Rapid City airport

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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.

Snowstorm totals

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

Thanks to Clay Olson for this link

8 thoughts on “Snowiest 24-hour period EVER at Rapid City airport”

  1. The spring snow and cold will, of course, be blamed by the Warmists on CO2-induced “climate change.” The global warming faithful have lost all credibility and have tarnished the image of climate science for years to come. In fact, it’s not an exaggeration to suggest that “climatology” and “paleoclimatology” are now more akin to political activism than to the actual study of the climate.

  2. I would call over 12 inches of snow in April *epic*.

    By the way: Does anybody remember how in the late 90s before Global Warming got so commercial they used to educate people about El Nino.

    I remember El Nino and La Ninia being a big deal backed with tons of financial aid to study the effects on climate change.
    Now nobody talks about the El Nino of 97 or the La Ninia of 99 anymore.

    Not even the El Nino of 2003 or 2009 gets funded for studying on climate change.

    1. Yes because El Nino and La Nina are real effects caused and driven by solar activity action an the oceans. They just dont want to admit it and push the AGW scam doktrin.

  3. And don’t forget, this is April, not January !! Does remind me a little of 1982 – also a snowy April.

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