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Published April 02, 2010, 09:07 AM

Snow Hits Western Dakotas

Spring snow in the western Dakotas isn't likely to stick around for long.

By: Associated Press, WDAZ

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Spring snow in the western Dakotas isn't

likely to stick around for long.

National Weather Service meteorologist Melissa Smith in Rapid

City says that with fairly warm ground temperatures, the snow

should melt quickly. She says it's a typical spring storm.

Rapid City had 3 inches of snow on the ground early Friday, and

the Deadwood area had 7 inches. The forecast called for up to a

foot of snow in the northern Black Hills by midday, but only 3-6

inches in most other parts of western South Dakota and North

Dakota.

Rapid City set a rainfall record on Thursday. The weather

service says 0.41 inches was recorded, breaking the record for the

date of 0.32 inches set in 1957.

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