Thunderstorms Winter

What’s Thundersnow

During the powerful blizzard storm, many of us experience thundersnow and even thundersleet, but what is it? Thundersnow is basically a winter thunderstorm that drops snow or sleet instead of rain.  These thundersnows can develop in three different ways… 1) A normal thunderstorm that has formed over warm air enters into a winter environment or Read More…

Snow Storm Alert Winter

Snowfall Reports at 8am

Photo Credit: Miner County Sheriff’s Office Heavy wet snows up to two feet or greater now welcomes us back to winter. Below is the list of snowfall reports over 10 inches as of 8:15am CDT… White River: 26.0″ Norbeck: 25.0″ Mansfield: 24.5″ Lead: 24.4″ Ideal: 24.0″ Hamill: 24.0″ Norris: 23.3″ Huron: 23.0″ Porcupine: 22.0″ Saint Read More…

Blizzard Blowing Snow Storm Alert Winter

Snow Continues

Snow continues to fall across the state with Blizzard Warnings, Winter Storm Warning and Winter Weather Advisories remaining in effect.  For the latest weather alerts, please check out our Weather Alerts page. Already many locations across the state have seen over 20 inches of snow.  At of 9:00pm CDT, 5 miles north of Hamill and Read More…

Blizzard Snow Storm Alert Winter

Morning Snowfall Reports

Photo Credit: South Dakota Highway Patrol Impressive snow amounts have been recorded this morning with many of these locations still receiving snow at this hour.  Out west in Belle Fourche received a foot and half of snow. Heavy Snowfall Reports (Between 5:30am – 11:30am CDT): Belle Fourche: 18.0″ 1S of Clear Lake: 17.8″ Clark: 17.7″ Read More…

Freezing Rain Storm Alert Winter

Ice Creates Power Outages

Nearly 15,000 customers are out of power this morning, mainly across east-central and southeast, South Dakota.  According to the South Dakota Rural Electric Association (SDREA) the biggest impacts are in Lake, Minnehaha and Yankton counties. As of 9:30am this morning, over 4,500 members were out of power in Minnehaha County along with 2,700 members in Read More…

Blizzard Blowing Snow Snow Storm Alert Winter

Snowfall Reports

As of 7:30pm CDT, here are the top snowfall reports over seven inches… Dupree: 18.0″ Mud Butte: 18.0″ 9SW of Red Elm: 15.0″ 17NW of Belle Fourche: 13.0″ 10SE of Zeona: 12.0″ Redig: 11.0″ Eagle Butte: 11.0″ 17SW of Usta: 11.0″ 8SW of Glad Valley: 10.0″ Castlewood: 9.2″ Vienna: 9.1″ Hayti: 9.0″ 1S of Chelsea: Read More…

Blizzard Blowing Snow Storm Alert Winter

Interstates Closed

Photo Credit: Pennington County Sheriff’s Office From the State of South Dakota… Officials with the South Dakota Departments of Transportation and Public Safety are closing Interstate 90 from Rapid City to Mitchell at 5:30 p.m. CDT. I-90 from Mitchell to Sioux Falls and I-29 from Sioux Falls to Brookings will both close at 7 p.m. Read More…

Freezing Rain Rain Snow Storm Alert Winter

Wednesday’s AM Commute

The start to the strong storm will begin later tonight and into Wednesday Morning.  Wednesday’s morning commute looks to bring a mixture of rain, freezing rain, sleet and snow to east-central, central and southwest, South Dakota (areas in pink).  Those traveling on U.S. Highway 14 or Interstate 90 from Murdo and west see the best Read More…

Snow Storm Alert Winter

Few Changes to Snowfall Forecast

New data that has came in about the storm system has changed some of the snowfall forecast.  The first noticeable change is over southeast, South Dakota.  This area remains a battle ground between rain, freezing rain and snow.  We have back off the numbers for Sioux Falls to 3 to 5 inches and also in Read More…