As one of the northern plains states, South Dakota is prone to fast-changing weather conditions. Snow can fly fast in the winter, Spring rains can be torrential, and severe weather is a threat at any time of year.
South Dakota doppler radar helps to keep local residents informed of these changing conditions and informs travelers about what conditions will be like for their upcoming journey.
This state is filled with monuments and attractions that are inviting for tourists and local residents alike. Wall Drug, which is situated near the Badlands National Park, provides visitors with an opportunity to explore what like was like in the Old West in a fun and engaging way.
Mount Rushmore is dedicated to our nation’s great presidents, while the Crazy Horse memorial is privately funded and commemorates this great native leader.
There are three dedicated South Dakota doppler radar stations. Let’s take a closer look at them:
Aberdeen: This city is like many of the other towns of the Wild West, plotted out because of the expanding railroad lines. The area was initially settled by just one family of four, who had just two wagons, 15 cattle, and a handful of other livestock. There were native settlers in the area as well and a well established fur trade that made settling in the area easier than in other areas. The first Super 8 motel of the now extensive national chain was founded in this city and it still operates to this day.
Rapid City: This community is known as a gateway to the many national parks and monuments that call this region home. For that reason, it makes perfect sense to establish a South Dakota doppler radar station here! Located in the Black Hills, you’ll find extensive gold craftsmanship available in jewelry and the fine arts in this community and the surrounding region. It is the second largest city in South Dakota and it is unique for the fact that a mountain range splits the eastern part of the city from the western part. A visit to the historic Wild West town of Deadwood should always be in the cards when visiting this community!
Sioux Falls: As the largest city in South Dakota, it’s name is also unique in the native Lakota language: “Stone Shatter City.” It’s also the fastest growing city in the state and is considered one of the Top 50 fastest growing communities in the country. The area has always lured settlers to the area and many burial mounds from ancient settlers can be seen around the falls especially. A fort was initially established here in 1865 and that protection encouraged settlers to come to the area. In less than 30 years after it was founded, nearly 10,000 people called this community home! A plague of grasshoppers at the turn of the century threatened the very foundations of it, but wealth returned and flourished just a couple years after and Sioux Falls has continued to grow ever since.