Rain Snow Winter

Western Snows

A low pressure system is forecast to bring precipitation to South Dakota later tonight and into Tuesday.  This system will have enough cold air to produce snowfall across western, South Dakota and the Black Hills.  The heaviest snows, six inches or great amounts, looks to fall across the Black Hills where a Winter Storm Watch Read More…

Snow Winter

More Snow Once Again

The western half of South Dakota may see their share of a wintry hit by Monday night and into Tuesday.  Winter Storm Watches are in effect for the Black Hills for the risk of six inches of snow or greater.  Keep checking with DakotaRadar.com for the latest on this storm.

Rain Snow Winter

Quick Hit of Winter

A quick hit of winter returns for tonight into Saturday morning.  Locations across north-central, northeast and east-central, South Dakota may see accumulating heavy snow.  Winter Weather Advisories are in effect for those areas that may see two to six inches of snow by Saturday afternoon. Below is Future Radar showing the timing of the storm Read More…

Snow Temperatures Winter

Cooler Temps, Snow

After very nice days and spring to summer like temperatures, winter is going to fight back by this weekend. On Friday, skies will be mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms likely, mainly during the overnight hours.  Highs during the day will be into the mid 50s to near 70 degrees. Saturday remains mostly cloudy and Read More…

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…