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February 26, 2014 06:07 AM

Storm Center Update- Wednesday AM

Sioux Falls, SD

We expect a brief warm up Wednesday in our weather, but stronger winds will create areas of blowing snow.  Winter weather advisories have been posted for much of SW MN and NW IA for reduced visibilities and blowing snow.

Wind speeds will gust over 30 mph in these areas.  Even Sioux Falls will have blowing snow too, so be careful on the roads.  Temperatures will be warmer with lower middle 20s across much of eastern KELOLAND, with 30s likely along the Missouri River and westward toward Rapid City.

The wind will decrease Wednesday night, but temperatures will rapidly fall after midnight.  Lows will drop to -20 in Aberdeen, with around -10 in Sioux Falls.

Highs Thursday will be very cold with single digits likely in both Aberdeen and Sioux Falls, with teens in Pierre and lower 20s in Rapid City.  Friday looks slightly warmer, but snow chances will increase through the afternoon. Snow becomes likely on Saturday in much of KELOLAND and temperatures will be very cold.

In fact, the cold weather could threaten records in early March with highs in the single digits above and below zero.  The worst of the cold could continue through March 6, with slow recovery possible after that. 

We’ll keep searching for spring…it has to be on the way someday! 

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