The snow storm lasted for two days in western South Dakota and the snow kept piling on top of itself. The storm was responsible for power outages and tree damage as winds howled up to seventy miles per hour on occasion. It was one definitely for the record books as the storm catapulted itself to the top of the list.
For Rapid City, it's the heaviest one day total for snow with 19 inches, almost ten inches more of what was the snowiest back on October 19, 1919. This October is now the snowiest on record with just over 23 inches, surpassing the 15 inches in 1919. The one day snow total of 19 inches puts it third on the list of one day snow totals, behind two April storms one in 2001 and one in 1970. The three-day snow total is second behind April of 1927, and just ahead of this past April's snowstorm that dumped over 22 inches.
The snow will continue to melt as temperatures warm to the 60s this week, but we'll also have to watch for rain later this week, which could end up aggravating the flood situation.