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State Climatologist

The South Dakota State Climate Office is the recognized climate office for South Dakota supplying climate and drought information, data, tools, outlooks and a variety of other climate-related information to serve the state of South Dakota. Information is available to people involved in agriculture, industry, public safety and the general public through web sites, social media and print and electronic media.


SD State Climatologist tools


Drought Dashboard

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Frost/Freeze Maps

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Daily Coop Normals

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State Climatologist on iGrow

Laura Edwards

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State Climatologist,

Climate Field Specialist

SDSU Extension