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Past articles by Eric:

Windy and Unsettled today; Dry and Seasonable Wednesday and Thursday

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - Look for unsettled weather today as a cold front and upper level trough move through the area, especially this afternoon. Gusty northwest winds will arrive behind the front today. A Wind Advisory in effect for the Rapid City area after 2pm. Gusts to 50 miles per hour will be possible. Also, a few showers will develop behind the front, even a snow shower in the Hills. No… → Read More

Sunny Today; Clouds Return Saturday

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - Skies will be mostly sunny today with mild temperatures. Southeast winds will usher in some low level moisture tonight and Saturday. This will result in some patchy fog late tonight into Saturday morning. Also, clouds will increase from the west as a trough moves into the plains. The brunt of this trough will miss us to the south, but there will be just enough dynamics… → Read More

Sunny Skies Today; Near Normal Temperatures

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - Other than some patchy fog in the low spots this morning, we’ll see lots of sunshine today with near normal temperatures. Overall, we have a warmer and drier weather pattern in store for us into next week. A couple of minor troughs may trigger a few sprinkles Saturday night and a shower or two Tuesday. Temperatures will be above normal into next week with some days… → Read More

Warmer and Continued Dry as we Close the Weekend

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - Dry and mild weather will continue through Monday as a ridge of high pressure aloft moves over the area. Temperatures will warm into the 70s the next couple of days, except areas with deep snow cover - those places will likely top out in the 60s. A vigorous upper level low will move across the northern plains Tuesday and Tuesday night. This system isn’t nearly as strong… → Read More

Chance for a Few Showers into the Weekend

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - Today will be another warm day with highs in the 70s. Isolated showers will be possible in Wyoming. A strong upper level trough will move east into the area tonight and Saturday. Scattered showers will be likely with this system along with cooler temperatures. The most likely area for rain will be from northeast Wyoming through northwest South Dakota. Another strong… → Read More

Cooking with Eric

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - Couscous is a delicious dish originating from North Africa. Add some veggies and you have a great, healthy dinner. First, in 2 tablespoons olive oil, sauté 4 sliced green onions, a half cup of diced orange or red belle pepper, a half up of sliced mushrooms, a half cup of chopped carrots and a minced clove of garlic ... for 2 minutes. Stir in 1 3/4 c chicken or vegetable… → Read More

Red Flag Warning in effect Today

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - The combination of gusty winds, dry fuels and very low relative humidity will create another day of critical fire weather conditions. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for the western South Dakota plains. A weak trough or wind shift line will move through tonight and Thursday, shifting winds to the northwest. Slightly cooler air will move in behind that boundary. A trough… → Read More

Unseasonably Warm Weather to Start This Week!

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - A strong upper level ridge of high pressure will bring warmer than normal temperatures today and tomorrow. Some spots may see 90 degree temps on Tuesday! Along with the warm temperatures, humidity will be low. And with locally gust winds, high to extreme fire danger will result. A Red Flag Warning is in effect for parts of northeast Wyoming and far western South Dakota.… → Read More

Cooking with Eric - White Chocolate Raspberry Muffins

Cooking with Eric - White Chocolate Raspberry Muffins → Read More

Eric’s Wine Minute

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - Most known for their Zinfandels, this Lodi-based winery also makes a wonderful, easy-to-drink Syrah. Learn all about it on this edition of Eric’s Wine Minute. All rights reserved. → Read More

Cooking with Eric

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - We all love our corn, but it can get rather dull. Just how many times can we add butter to it, or slather butter on our corn on the cob and be satisfied? Here is a simple way to make an absolutely delicious corn side dish by adding just a few ingredients. First, sauté a small chopped onion and 1 chopped green pepper along with 12 ounces of corn (can use frozen) in 1… → Read More

Cooking with Eric - Macaroni Salad with Basil Dressing

Cooking with Eric - Macaroni Salad with Basil Dressing → Read More

Cooler and Breezy Today, but Turning much Hotter Saturday!

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - Sunny, breezy and cooler today with highs in the lower 70s ... enjoy it because some July-like heat returns Saturday! Highs will soar into the 90s Saturday, and 80s to near 90 Sunday. Dry southwest winds will combine with the hot temperatures to create very high to extreme fire danger across the area. We’re still looking for much cooler, Fall-like temperatures next… → Read More

Showers Today; Dry the Rest of the Week and Weekend

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - Scattered showers will be possible today, then a much drier weather pattern returns tomorrow and holds through the weekend. Temperatures will be comfortable today, but much warmer temperatures can be expected Wednesday. A dry cold front will knock temperatures down to near normal Thursday and Friday, then a hot day can be expected Saturday. We are still watching for a… → Read More

Clearing Skies Today; But More Showers Tonight

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - This morning’s thunderstorms will move east and we’ll see clearing skies and comfortable temperatures by this afternoon. Another upper level disturbance will swing southeast through the area tonight, bringing more scattered showers and storms. That system moves east and we’ll see sunny skies with very pleasant temperatures Tuesday afternoon. Dry weather will continue… → Read More

Cooking with Eric

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - Lobster Newburg was likely created at Delmonico’s restaurant in New York City in the 1800′s. It, of course involved lobster, and the trademark Newburg sauce which included butter, flour, egg, sherry and chicken broth. Here’s a classic Newburg-style dish that is much nicer to the pocketbook than the traditional lobster fare. In a saucepan, cook a quarter cup diced onion… → Read More

Hot and Dry through Friday

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - We will see unseasonably hot and dry weather today and Friday. Highs will soar into the 90s, and fire danger will be extreme. Record high temperatures are possible Friday. Friday’s record high in Rapid City is 97 set back in 2012 - that is certainly in reach! A cold front will drop temperatures this weekend into early next week, but no rain is expected with the front.… → Read More

Cooking Beef with Eric

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - It’s a very popular recipe lots of viewers ask me about - grape jelly sauce for meatballs. It is a delicious sauce, but make sure you make the sauce complete by adding two additional ingredients. For 5 pounds of prepared meatballs, you will use a half jar (16 ounces) of grape jelly. Place that in a crockpot. Then add a full jar of bottled chili sauce. Then add a… → Read More

Cooking with Eric - Jake’s Fine Dining has Reopened in Deadwood!

Cooking with Eric - Jake's Fine Dining has Reopened in Deadwood → Read More

Cooking Beef with Eric

RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - Here’s a quick dip recipe using something many consider a thing of the past - jarred dried beef! But it’s delicious! Cream together a package of cream cheese with 1/2 cup of sour cream. Then add a cup of finely chopped dill pickles. Make sure the pickles are drained a bit - you don’t want to much liquid in the mixture. Also add a quarter cup of thinly sliced green… → Read More