Snow continues in much of KELOLAND this afternoon and now come the winds. The Blizzard Warning continues through tomorrow morning and for many, the wind will be strongest after dark tonight. The heaviest snowfalls of more than one foot occurred on the NE prairie, from Webster to Milbank and Sisseton. Visibility continues as a big issue for travelers. Depending on when you read this, many roads could still be closed. Consult 511 or SafeTravelUSA.com for road conditions across the region. Also, check our CloseLine feature for cancellations or delays through tomorrow.
Sioux Falls racked up more than snow thus far but more is just west and northwest of town. A dense, wet slush fell this morning and there was even thunder in the metro area! This will start to re-freeze tonight so expect slick spots. Sioux Falls and Brandon also picked up around two inches of snow but to the southeast it was mostly rain. Just north and west of town the snowfall accumulation goes up dramatically.
When will the snow end? Our computer models clear most of it into Minnesota by 6 a.m. tomorrow morning. We could still see an inch or so in many eastern counties before the snow leaves. Further totals should be even higher in NE counties.
As blizzard conditions move eastward from Huron we expect visibilities to drop near zero in some cases. Roads will again become slippery, as well.
Snow also continues to fall throughout the Hills, with northwest flow on the back side of this system. The winds have been strongest in the west, with several reports of 50 mph gusts. Many spots west of Pierre picked up ~3” but more reports of heavier snow are still to come from the Black Hills.
Tomorrow should be a huge change for the west. The skies will begin to clear tonight and we should have plenty of sun tomorrow. That’s a big contrast from East River, where we’ll have lots of clouds early. The remaining breeze should loft more snow around, as well.
The forecast remains fairly quiet from Monday through Wednesday. We will get the chance to warm up but more clouds will move in on Wednesday. A Clipper is slated to move into the far NE late Wednesday so some along the ND border could pick up some snow. It looks like a lot of this will pass into Minnesota. On Thursday scattered snow showers will try to arrive from the north, but our chance is pretty low overall.
We will get a bigger dose of cold air with this system coming in late week.
Have a great week!