December 4, 2020

SOUTH DAKOTAS WEATHER IS ALWAYS ON OUR RADAR

Heavy Rain and Strong Winds

Satellite and Radar at 5:45pm CDT - March 28th, 2020
Satellite and Radar at 5:45pm CDT - March 28th, 2020

SOUTHEAST, SOUTH DAKOTA - A very strong storm system that brought severe weather south and east of us also brought heavy rain, strong winds and even a little bit of snow on Saturday.

Photo Credit - SDDOT at Junction City at 7:18am CDT - March 29th, 2020
Photo Credit - SDDOT at Junction City at 7:18am CDT - March 29th, 2020

As the storm system started to push precipitation over the southeast, the intensity continued to increase.  Some locations like Vermillion and Sioux Falls received over an inch and half or rain. Below are radar images throughout the afternoon.

Radar at 12:00pm CDT 03/29/20
Radar at 12:00pm CDT 03/29/20
Radar at 3:00pm CDT 03/29/20
Radar at 3:00pm CDT 03/29/20
Radar at 6:00pm CDT 03/29/20
Radar at 6:00pm CDT 03/29/20
Photo Credit:  SDDOT at Beresford at 7:25am -March 29th, 2020
Photo Credit: SDDOT at Beresford at 7:25am -March 29th, 2020

At one point, temperatures got cold enough to support some isolated snow accumulations.  This image above from the South Dakota Department of Transportation shows snow along Interstate 29 and in fields outside Beresford, or south of Sioux Falls.

Strong northerly winds were also part of the package with gust up to 50mph reported.  Below are the official non-thunderstorm wind gusts...

Time of Incident Location Type of Incident Reading
05:53 pm CDT - 3/28/2020 3 N MITCHELL, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 55 MPH
04:30 pm CDT - 3/28/2020 1 WSW BEAVER CREEK, MN Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 53 MPH
03:53 pm CDT - 3/28/2020 5 ESE TYNDALL, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 53 MPH
04:42 pm CDT - 3/28/2020 3 NNW SIOUX FALLS, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 52 MPH
02:18 pm CDT - 3/28/2020 5 W PLANKINTON, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 52 MPH
03:55 pm CDT - 3/28/2020 3 SE MONTROSE, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 51 MPH
05:21 pm CDT - 3/28/2020 1 NNW PIPESTONE, MN Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 50 MPH
04:49 pm CDT - 3/28/2020 3 W DELL RAPIDS, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 50 MPH
01:40 pm CDT - 3/28/2020 4 ENE ALEXANDRIA, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 50 MPH