Radar for the Black Hills region restored

NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. (UPDATE 12:15 p.m.) — According to the Rapid City National Weather Service, Doppler radar has been restored to the area.

The station in New Underwood was temporarily out of service after a lightning strike caused it to malfunction.

You can view an interactive radar map on our website, along with the latest forecast here.

NEW UNDERWOOD, S.D. – At 11:24 PM Tuesday evening, as severe weather rumbled through the region The National Weather Service office in Rapid City reported that the KUDX radar in New Underwood, S.D. had stopped responding.

The weather radar serves the Black Hills, large portions of West River and parts of Nebraska, Northeast Wyoming and a small portion of Southeast Montana.

The cause of the malfunction is still under investigation, but some reports suggest it may have been struck by lightning. The National Weather Service does not have a timetable of when the radar is expected to become available again.

With severe weather expected this afternoon and evening, this leaves a large chunk of our area without radar data. This leaves storm tracking and monitoring to strictly satellite technology and ground reports.

For this afternoon’s storm event, there is a request to please send in pictures and videos of any inclement weather that is occurring in your region.
provide your name, location, the time it occurred and any other details such as hail size, for example.

This will greatly help efforts to warn people who could be in the path of impending weather, you could help keep people safe!

You can submit photos and videos to Nc1.tv/upload

Make sure to always take weather photos only if it is safe to do so.

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