September 19, 2020

SOUTH DAKOTAS WEATHER IS ALWAYS ON OUR RADAR

Look Back: April 10th, 2019

Photo Credit:  Pennington County Sheriff's Office
Photo Credit: Pennington County Sheriff's Office

LOOKING BACK - One year ago, South Dakota was experiencing a powerful winter storm that brought freezing rain, heavy snows, blizzard conditions and even thundersnow.

One year ago, the South Dakota Department of Transportation shutdown Interstate 90 from Rapid City to Mitchell and Interstate 29 from Brookings to North Dakota.

Photo Credit:  Moody County Sheriff's Office
Photo Credit: Moody County Sheriff's Office

Besides the heavy wet snow and blizzard conditions, the southeast saw freezing rain causing power outages to nearly 3,000 people in 18 counties.  At 10:00pm on April 10th, the following counties were reporting power outages...

Lake County: 873
Minnehaha County: 689
Moody County: 301
McCook County: 210
Brookings County: 184
Davison County: 108
Kingsbury County: 107
Turner County: 100
Sanborn County: 82
Hutchinson County: 64
Aurora County: 39
Lincoln County: 20
Lyman County: 13
Deuel County: 8
Hanson County: 2
Jackson County: 1
Mellette County: 1
Miner County: 1

When it was all said and done, places like White River received over two feet of snow!  Below are the official snowfall reports from the event...

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 Onge: 20.0"
Wallace: 20.0"
Hoover: 20.2"
Long Valley: 20.0"
Deadwood: 19.0"
Vetal: 18.0"
Potato Creek: 18.0"
Cavour: 18.0"
Clear Lake: 18.0"
Vetal: 18.0"
Clark: 18.0"
Southeast Watertown: 17.8"
Johnson Siding: 17.3"
Badger: 17.0"
Mount Vernon: 17.0"
Hayti: 16.5"
Mitchell: 16.5"
Whitewood: 15.3"
Martin: 15.0"
Pierre: 15.0"
Piedmont: 14.5"
Plankinton: 13.8"
Western Rapid City: 13.5"
Kyle: 13.5"
Southwest Rapid City: 12.4"
Whitewood: 12.0"
Rockerville: 12.0"
Southern Rapid City: 12.0"
Lake Andes: 12.0"
Rapid City NWS: 11.5"
Clearfield: 11.0"
Milesville: 10.0"