Sunday, April 22, 2012 6:36:33 PM
I grew up in Rapid City, South Dakota, and I can tell you that the weather there is amazing. I grew up in a house on a hill that overlooked the city. We had a huge picture window that faced east, so we could watch incredible storms followed by the most amazing rainbows. I've seen more double rainbows than I can count.
Rapid City, SD holds not one, but TWO temperature records. In 1911 it had the fastest temperature drop on record, 47 °F (26 °C) in 5 minutes. And in 1943 it had the fastest temperature rise, 49 °F (27 °C) in 2 minutes.
Having to sit down in the basement to sit out a few tornado warnings (which are actually pretty boring) is a pretty minor trade off for that.