Light snow continues to fall along and east of Interstate 29 in far eastern KELOLAND. For some this new snow is enough to add to already-impressive accumulations. Parker picked up about nine inches. For some digging, the last ten inch storm near there was in Menno in late 1998. Sioux Falls has seen recent big storms but this was the biggest in about two years. The rest of today will be colder than usual and we’ll have some issues with glare in the areas that saw snow. In western South Dakota, we’re feeling temperatures nearly 40° and it’s a quieter day.
The snow itself is very fluffy. If the winds pick up tomorrow, we’ll see blowing snow become an issue. Snow won’t get a chance to melt before then because we have a cold night on the way.
Tomorrow should be quiet for most as we expect partly-to-mostly cloudy skies. Again, it will be warmest in the western and central zones with cooler weather over the snowpack. Wind will kick up in far western KELOLAND later on Sunday as the next winter storm approaches. There is still a lot of disagreement among the four main computer models. One thing they do agree on is that the heaviest action should stay just to our south. These Colorado lows have a tendency to just miss South Dakota by a hair on either side. Often we get some fringe moisture in the southwest and southeast and that could happen here, as well. We’ll keep you updated through the weekend because there is a long way to go.
Clouds linger on Tuesday but we will start to warm back up eventually. It looks like it could be a while until we see the mid 30s again in Sioux Falls. Rapid City could see more sunshine and highs closing in on 40.
Have a great weekend!