January 24, 2021


Blizzard, Hurricane Force Winds

SOUTH DAKOTA - A powerful cold front has already moved across the state bring very strong northwest winds to the state.

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The National Weather Service has placed a Blizzard Warning, mainly along Interstate 29 from board to board.  The warnings take place at noon in the northeast region of the state and this evening in the southeast.

Warning from 6:20am CST.
Warning from 6:20am CST.

Precipitation will continue to move across eastern, South Dakota starting as rain and then change over to snow as temperatures will continue to fall.  Strong winds and snow will make for slick highways and reduced visibility this afternoon and into Friday.

The west will remain dry but will continue to see the strong northwest winds with gust from 60-70mph.

High Wind Warnings are in effect for western and central, South Dakota for today and into Friday.

Snowfall for today (ending at midnight) will be highest across the northeast.  Sisseton is forecast to see 2 to 4 inches with 1 to 3 inches from Watertown down towards Brookings.  Amounts get lighter, 0 to 2 inches from Sioux Falls and out towards Mitchell and Huron.