Very cold air will remain in place over KELOLAND the next couple of days and wind chill warnings and advisories are in effect until noon Tuesday.
Blizzard conditions and very strong winds from Sunday have subsided. Peak winds Sunday gusted over 50 mph in many areas.
The range on temperatures has been very impressive. It was 61 on Saturday afternoon in Rapid City. Monday morning, the wind chill has fallen to -40 in Watertown. What a range of extremes!
Even with sunshine, highs will be near -3 in Sioux Falls, -5 in Aberdeen, 10 in Pierre, and 13 in Rapid City. Winds will be 10-20 mph much of the day East River, so wind chill will remain very cold.
Lows Monday night will drop as low as -20 in Aberdeen and around -15 in Sioux Falls. Just a friendly reminder that frost bite can occur in just minutes in those conditions. The forecast will remain cold again tomorrow with highs in the single digits from Sioux Falls to Watertown, with slightly warmer upper teens West River. Winds will be from the west at about 10-15 mph.
Wednesday will be our warmer day with widespread 30s and 40s returning, but another cold front will quickly slide south Thursday morning. The rest of week will be colder as a result. Also, chances of snow will be increasing in southern KELOLAND, especially in the Black Hills on Thursday.