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January 07, 2015 05:40 AM

Storm Center Update- Wednesday AM

We are tracking a number of details in your weather forecast this morning, including a new blizzard watch tomorrow afternoon and evening for much of southeastern KELOLAND.


First, wind chill warnings remain in effect for eastern areas including Aberdeen, Brookings, Sioux Falls, Marshall, and Spirit Lake.  Wind chills of -30 or lower will be common in these areas during the morning.  Areas farther west will be in a wind chill advisory for the balance of the morning where wind chills will be -20 to -30 much of the time.  Winds will be 10-20mph much of the day and highs will be cold, only -4 in Sioux Falls.  Stay warm.

Our attention will turn to the developing wind and blowing snow issues late tonight and tomorrow.  A blizzard watch has been issued for much of southeastern KELOLAND including Sioux Falls for Thursday afternoon and evening.

Strong south winds will be likely ahead of the cold front at 15-30 mph during the morning.  Keep in mind the Buffalo Ridge areas of SW MN may have more blowing snow issues early with this wind. 

NW winds are likely in the afternoon in many areas at 20-45 mph.  Any wind over 40mph will contribute to blowing snow and severe reductions in visibility.  Anyone with travel plans tomorrow afternoon and evening will need to pay attention to the weather forecast.

Colder weather is likely on Friday again with highs in the single digits East River.  We may have some recovery on Saturday, but sustains colder-than-normal weather is likely into early next week.


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