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January 19, 2011 06:21 AM

Storm Center Update - Wednesday AM


It’s a very cold start out there with temperatures in the teens below zero in many areas.
The roads are still slick from that light snow from yesterday too, so take your time reaching your destination.

Light snow will stay mainly across southwestern KELOLAND today, extended into much of Nebraska. Sioux Falls and Aberdeen will start the day with some sunshine, but a few more clouds will be possible into the afternoon. Highs will be in the single digits above zero in the east, with 14 in Pierre, and 22 with light snow in Rapid City. Look for light winds today under 10mph.

That wind forecast will change in the east tomorrow as the next clipper system moves in from the northwest. You can expect northwest winds at 10-20 miles per hour, with gusts over 30 mph in southwestern MN. I do expect blowing snow because of the fluffy nature of the new snow on the ground.

Another round of light snow will be possible on Friday, but the wind should be lighter with this next system. We do expect slightly warmer weather by the weekend, but nothing too dramatic just yet. Sunday has the most potential, but it seems the arctic air has no plans to leave in a hurry.

The pattern should slowly improve a bit next week, but we have plenty of cold days ahead.
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