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February 11, 2011 06:37 AM

Storm Center Update - Friday AM

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As advertised, the warmer weather has arrived in KELOLAND and it sure feels nice out there Friday morning.
Temperatures have warmed about 40 degrees in Sioux Falls from yesterday morning and that swing in temperature is creating some frost on the roads, so be aware of that early this morning. There are also pockets of light snow showers and flurries across KELOLAND as a weak system moves along the jet stream. This will not be a major weather-maker and most of the light precipitation should wrap up by midday. Look for highs in the lower 30s in the east and mid 40s in the west. West winds will stay breezy if not a bit windy at times at 15-25 miles per hour.

Tomorrow is still looking warmer with highs in the upper 30s in the east and mid 40s in central KELOLAND and mid 50s in western KELOLAND. It looks mild again on Sunday, but the west winds will likely be a problem in northeastern KELOLAND. I’m concerned that the snow may not crust over fast enough to prevent some blowing snow problems again around Summit, so we’ll keep a close eye on the forecast and hope that the warmer temperatures on Saturday will be enough to settle the snow a bit.

We’ll stay mild next week with the only big challenge being the fog forecast. We usually get fog when it warms, but a west wind will help us so I still think 40 or higher will be likely in Sioux Falls Tuesday-Thursday.

Looking out into the long range forecast, a storm system will affect the region about a week from now, but the track of the storm will determine how much precipitation we get and if it’s rain or snow.

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