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December 20, 2010 02:18 PM

Storm Center Update - Tuesday PM

sioux falls, sd


The band of light to moderate snow continues to lift to the northeast.  In fact, things are mostly done west of a Mobridge-Huron-Sioux Falls line.

A Winter Weather Advisory continues east of those areas through the evening hours, including Aberdeen and Watertown. A Winter Storm Warning is posted for Marshall and Roberts counties in the extreme NE tip of South Dakota, which could see 5-7” of snow.

Football fans, it should be fun to watch the Vikings and Bears play in the snowflakes at the University of Minnesota. By the end of the game, there might be a half-foot of snow in the stadium!

Winds have not been much of a factor with today’s snow (under 20 mph), which is good news in the blowing and drifting department. The heaviest amounts have been north of I-90. Sioux Falls only got 2.8” at the airport, but a good 4-6” swath is already on the ground from Mitchell to Huron and along Highway 14 to Brookings.

We’re looking for a couple cool but dry days on Tuesday and Wednesday, then another snow system to come through Thursday and Friday. It looks reasonably similar to the snow event of today.

Computer models still indicate a sunny but cold Christmas weekend. We’re forecasting Christmas Day highs in the low teens East River, and upper teens to low 20s on Sunday. Western South Dakota will see temperatures in the 20s and 30s this weekend.

KELOLAND's Erich Schaffhauser shot the video below while driving between Summit and Waubay Monday afternoon.

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