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January 08, 2011 04:47 PM

Storm Center Update - Saturday PM

Snow has been falling off and on across the west today. That snow will spread across the state tonight and stick around in parts of KELOLAND through Monday.

For this snow event we are looking at more of a long lived light snow event, but those snow totals will pile up. Snow showers will continue in the west and spread into central South Dakota overnight. Eventually that snow will make it into the James River Valley Sunday morning and to the I-29 corridor around noon Sunday. Snow will start to taper off on Sunday for the west, and into late Sunday or early Monday for central SD. For the east snow will continue into Monday overnight with a few flakes hanging around into Tuesday morning.

For snow totals many people will see about 4-8 inches of snowfall through the entire event. This total would include cities like Pierre, Winner, Gregory, Mitchell, Yankton and Sioux Falls. In the far west they will likely see about 3-6, with about 2-5 inches for northeast South Dakota. Some isolated areas may see snow totals climb over 8 inches depending on how the bands line up. The best chance for this will be along the Missouri River corridor in S.Central and SE SD.

We aren’t expecting any major blowing or drifting of snow, however winds will pick up across the west late Sunday and Monday so patchy blowing snow will be possible there.

We get a break from the snow for the most of the week but cold temperatures will stick with us.


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