Storm Center Update - Saturday AM
January 21, 2012, 7:43 AM
Two big weather stories for the weekend, then calm sailing through next workweek. Today, warmer south winds ahead of a clipper system race through KELOLAND. While that means above normal temperatures for much of South Dakota, those south winds blow fresh powder around, especially in southwestern Minnesota and northwestern Iowa. Winds will be around 25-30 mph for part of the afternoon, so something to keep in mind if you will be east of Sioux Falls.
Highs drop the further east you go, from above 50 in the Black Hills to only 20 in Sioux Falls.
Tonight, the new storm system arrives from the Rockies. In the warmer west, it will initially start as mainly rain before quickly turning to wintry mix; that includes freezing drizzle, sleet (the frozen ice pellets that 'clink' when they land) and eventually snow. By the morning, the system pulls together, into more of a classic line. By mid-morning, expect most of it to be snow. By afternoon, it moves east towards Aberdeen and Sioux Falls. All of KELOLAND has the potential to get something out of this. It will be gone by tomorrow night. Total accumulation will likely be highest in the northern Black Hills (possibly 2-5") and along the North Dakota border (likely less than 3").
After that, the jet stream leaves us alone for a while. The workweek looks to start a warming trend through Thursday, with highs above normal.
5/20/2015 6:29 PM
We'll have temperatures return to the 60s and 70s for afternoon highs over the holiday weekend, but it also comes with a chance for rain.
5/18/2015 5:26 PM
Temperatures were only in the 40s and 50s Monday afternoon; that's at least 20 degrees below average in many locations. The wind also gave u...
5/19/2015 10:17 PM
While many locations have had above average rain this month, we're still looking at areas that are below average since March 1.
5/19/2015 6:48 AM
Temperatures this morning are in the 20s to near 40. Eastern KELOLAND was able to stay in the 30s due to clouds and north winds that continued ...
5/19/2015 2:14 PM
Lingering cloud cover prevented most of KELOLAND from sinking over freezing territory this morning. Except for central and NW South Dakota, those clou...