NWS Notes “Heat Bursts” in Some SD Communities Early Today

ABERDEEN, S.D. – (DRG News) The National Weather Service says some locations in the state experienced a rare weather event this morning. A phenomena known as a “heat burst” occurred during the early morning hours-and was recorded in a few communities. In Chamberlain, the temperature was 74 degrees at 1:00 a.m. with a relative humidity of 89%. By two this morning, it had warmed to 90 degrees and the relative humidity had dropped to 23%. Other places that noted excessive early morning temperatures this morning were Presho-where it warmed to 90 at 2:00 a.m. this morning and Oacoma, which also reached 90 at two. All of the heat bursts occurred as showers moved through the state and the National Weather Service says the hot temperature spikes this morning are likely to be the warmest temperatures the locations will reach today.