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Laura Edwards

SDSU Extension State Climatologist

605-626-2870

SDSU Extension Aberdeen Regional Center
13 2nd Ave SE
Aberdeen, SD 57401

Laura supports the citizens of South Dakota in her role as the SDSU Extension State Climatologist based in Aberdeen.

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Aberdeen Regional Center

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ebcam view of the Edgemont mesonet station.

Climate, Weather and Fire/Fuels Update: October 31, 2022

The last week of October had a temperature gradient from southwest to northeast. Precipitation was scarce yet again, and drought conditions continued to hold steady or worsen over South Dakota.

Color-coded map of South Dakota indicating the fiftieth percentile, for first fall occurrence of 32 degrees Fahrenheit. For assistance reading this graphic and data set, please call SDSU Extension at 605-688-4792.

First Fall Frost Dates

The first fall frost often marks the end of the growing season, and many garden plants may not survive the freezing temperatures. Learn about some available tools we can use to predict the first fall frost dates around the state.

Color-coded map of the United States showing October 2022 temperature outlook. Temperatures in South Dakota are leaning above average. For assistance reading this graphic and data set, please call SDSU Extension at 605-688-4792.

2022 Fall and Early Winter Climate Outlook

The warmth of September is likely to continue into October with odds leaning towards drier than average conditions according to the latest climate outlook released on September 15, 2022.