Storm Center Update – Thursday PM January 17

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Winter Weather Advisories and Winter Storm Warnings will be in effect for parts of KELOLAND Friday. You can get the latest for your area here.

We are looking at a snowy Friday in KELOLAND. The snow will move into western South Dakota tonight and move eastward throughout the night. It will also be cold night with lows in the single digits and teens.

Friday will have cloudy skies with snow moving west to east, exiting the area late in the evening. The cold highs, in the single digits and teens, will contribute to a dry, fluffy snow. Be aware of changing weather conditions on Friday, as not only is accumulating snow likely, but winds will be stronger. Northeast winds will come in at 10-20 mph with stronger speeds in southeast KELOLAND.  The wind and snow will reduce visibilities so use caution when outdoors.

We are thinking some of the snow totals will be amplified because of the “fluff factor” due to the dry nature of the snow.  We fully expect a few 6″+ totals in the the east-central and southeast regions.

The northeast will deal with a sharp drop in snow due to the dry, northeast winds.

Snowfall totals will be heaviest in the east-central and southeast areas where totals will end up up to and around six inches. The sharp drop off of snow means we are forecasting snow totals around two inches or less in the northeast. Western South Dakota will get some snow but not much with most getting around one to three inches.

Much colder air will be here this weekend.  We’ll have highs only in the single digits for central and eastern KELOLAND on Saturday.  There will also be areas struggling to get above zero Saturday afternoon!

Temperatures will slowly moderate into next week.
 

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