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January 07, 2014 06:55 PM

Snow Prediction Update

The cold air was able to squeeze out the limited moisture Tuesday morning with some flurries and light snow showers in eastern South Dakota.  It remained light, but it's also a reminder to check where I stand in my seasonal snow forecast.

Rapid City is closet to my prediction sitting at 54 percent of the predicted 62.5 inches.  Sioux Falls is next at nearly 40 percent, followed closely by Pierre.  Aberdeen is about a third of the way there and the Hills are close to 30 percent.

Many locations in KELOLAND are sitting on a blanket of white.  It ranges from eight to 11 in Brookings to Watertown and Clear Lake.  Western Minnesota to northwest Iowa have amounts as much as five inches.  Four inch amounts are found for much of central and eastern South Dakota, including four inches for Sioux Falls.  The snow drops dramatically as you work your way into south central and western South Dakota.

Snow will start to melt the closer we get to the weekend as temperatures warm to 30s for many locations.  There's even a chance for 40s in eastern South Dakota on Sunday.

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