October 16, 2021

SOUTH DAKOTAS WEATHER IS ALWAYS ON OUR RADAR

Snow Pushed By Fierce Winds

SOUTH DAKOTA - A powerful cold front and storm system brought hurricane force winds to the state on Wednesday .  Rapid City topped the list with a wind gust of 75mph early Wednesday morning.  Other places like, Aberdeen saw winds up to 68mph and Huron at 66mph.  With these strong winds and snow coming down, motorists found themselves in whiteout conditions.

Photo Credit:  SDDOT
Photo Credit: SDDOT

In Watertown, visibilities dropped under a quarter of mile from winds gusting to 61mph and areas of blowing snow.  Towards the south along Interstate 29, Brookings observed the same conditions with a wind gust up to 51mph.

Blizzard Warnings remain in effect for the area until Wednesday evening as the snow came to an end and winds started to decrease.  Below are the wind gust reports from the National Weather Service.

Time of Report Location Type of Report Value
03:00 am CST - 12/23/2020 1 N DWTN RAPID CITY, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 75 MPH
12:14 pm CST - 12/23/2020 2 NW TRIPP, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 74 MPH
07:15 am CST - 12/23/2020 10 W LONG LAKE, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 69 MPH
03:04 am CST - 12/23/2020 1 W BOX ELDER, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 69 MPH
09:53 am CST - 12/23/2020 3 ESE ABERDEEN, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 68 MPH
10:53 am CST - 12/23/2020 3 SW BIG STONE CITY, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 68 MPH
10:28 am CST - 12/23/2020 7 NE ESTELLINE, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 67 MPH
09:30 am CST - 12/23/2020 1 WNW MELLETTE, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 67 MPH
02:44 am CST - 12/23/2020 ELLSWORTH AFB, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 67 MPH
05:50 am CST - 12/23/2020 4 NNW VICTOR, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 66 MPH
08:55 am CST - 12/23/2020 2 NNW HURON, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 66 MPH
11:03 pm CST - 12/22/2020 10 SW CHANTLER CREEK RE, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 66 MPH
04:53 am CST - 12/23/2020 17 W POLO, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 66 MPH
04:18 am CST - 12/23/2020 1 NE STEPHAN, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 65 MPH
11:26 pm CST - 12/22/2020 7 NNE ELLSWORTH AFB, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 65 MPH
10:41 am CST - 12/23/2020 6 E DANFORTH, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 64 MPH
05:18 am CST - 12/23/2020 8 WNW FAIRBURN, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 64 MPH
12:05 pm CST - 12/23/2020 3 WNW WALLACE, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 63 MPH
06:15 am CST - 12/23/2020 WEWELA, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 63 MPH
09:40 am CST - 12/23/2020 1 ESE BOWDLE, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 63 MPH
09:40 am CST - 12/23/2020 TOLSTOY, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 63 MPH
09:45 pm CST - 12/22/2020 1 NE MIDLAND, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 63 MPH
10:23 am CST - 12/23/2020 6 SSW PEEVER, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 62 MPH
12:28 pm CST - 12/23/2020 1 WNW SUMMIT, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 62 MPH
06:41 am CST - 12/23/2020 3 W GEDDES, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 62 MPH
09:15 am CST - 12/23/2020 5 E ORIENT, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 62 MPH
06:59 am CST - 12/23/2020 14 W PLATTE, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 62 MPH
06:20 am CST - 12/23/2020 4 S DWTN RAPID CITY, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 62 MPH
12:13 pm CST - 12/23/2020 6 W HENRY, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 61 MPH
04:03 am CST - 12/23/2020 3 SE RELIANCE, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 61 MPH
11:46 pm CST - 12/22/2020 2 ENE PIERRE, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 61 MPH
04:33 am CST - 12/23/2020 2 S GORMAN, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 61 MPH
03:59 am CST - 12/23/2020 13 N VIVIAN, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 61 MPH
02:09 am CST - 12/23/2020 7 E WANBLEE, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 61 MPH
09:07 pm CST - 12/22/2020 1 NNE FAITH, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 61 MPH
02:15 pm CST - 12/23/2020 3 WSW MORRIS, MN Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 60 MPH
06:53 am CST - 12/23/2020 3 N MITCHELL, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 60 MPH
04:55 am CST - 12/23/2020 1 ENE HARROLD, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 60 MPH
09:55 am CST - 12/23/2020 7 N FREDERICK, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 60 MPH
08:06 am CST - 12/23/2020 11 S BULLHEAD, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 60 MPH
12:10 pm CST - 12/23/2020 3 WSW GRACEVILLE, MN Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 59 MPH
03:55 am CST - 12/23/2020 7 ESE ROSEBUD, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 59 MPH
03:09 am CST - 12/23/2020 1 NE RIDGEVIEW, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 59 MPH
03:51 am CST - 12/23/2020 1 NE WINNER, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 59 MPH
08:59 am CST - 12/23/2020 4 SW HILLHEAD, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 58 MPH
05:13 am CST - 12/23/2020 LAKE CITY, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 58 MPH
08:48 am CST - 12/23/2020 3 SSW WHITLOCKS BAY REC, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 58 MPH
03:15 am CST - 12/23/2020 1 ESE MARTIN, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 58 MPH
01:09 am CST - 12/23/2020 1 WSW RED ELM, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 57 MPH
09:56 am CST - 12/23/2020 3 NNW SIOUX FALLS, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 56 MPH
01:38 am CST - 12/23/2020 7 SSE MEADOW, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 56 MPH
04:22 am CST - 12/23/2020 2 SSW CUSTER, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 56 MPH
02:54 am CST - 12/23/2020 9 SW BATESLAND, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 55 MPH
04:13 am CST - 12/23/2020 13 SSW REVA, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 55 MPH
02:04 am CST - 12/23/2020 7 NNE RALPH, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 55 MPH
04:08 am CST - 12/23/2020 6 W ROCHFORD, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 55 MPH
10:38 pm CST - 12/22/2020 8 N REDIG, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 54 MPH
03:05 am CST - 12/23/2020 1 E LEAD, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 54 MPH
01:30 am CST - 12/23/2020 2 E COTTONWOOD, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 53 MPH
03:08 am CST - 12/23/2020 7 S SHADEHILL, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 53 MPH
02:23 am CST - 12/23/2020 8 W JEWEL CAVE, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 53 MPH
01:55 am CST - 12/23/2020 4 E DWTN SPEARFISH, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 53 MPH
10:48 pm CST - 12/22/2020 13 NW BELLE FOURCHE, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 53 MPH
01:55 am CST - 12/23/2020 1 WSW SOUTH EAGLE BUTTE, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 52 MPH
01:39 am CST - 12/23/2020 2 NNW PACTOLA RES, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 52 MPH
08:14 pm CST - 12/22/2020 3 ESE PINE RIDGE, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 52 MPH
02:54 am CST - 12/23/2020 4 N LUDLOW, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 51 MPH
03:55 am CST - 12/23/2020 2 W HAMILL, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 50 MPH
08:40 pm CST - 12/22/2020 11 SW PARMELEE, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 50 MPH
03:35 am CST - 12/23/2020 2 ENE SHERIDAN LAKE, SD Non-Tstm Wnd Gst 50 MPH
02:20 am CST - 12/23/2020 8 S WALL, SD High Sust Winds 49 MPH
01:20 am CST - 12/23/2020 RAPID CITY ARPT, SD High Sust Winds 47 MPH
04:41 am CST - 12/23/2020 5 NE PORCUPINE, SD High Sust Winds 47 MPH
02:28 am CST - 12/23/2020 6 W PARMELEE, SD High Sust Winds 47 MPH
01:33 am CST - 12/23/2020 9 ENE BELVIDERE, SD High Sust Winds 46 MPH
11:56 pm CST - 12/22/2020 1 ENE MUD BUTTE, SD High Sust Winds 46 MPH
10:56 pm CST - 12/22/2020 1 N BUFFALO, SD High Sust Winds 46 MPH
11:33 pm CST - 12/22/2020 15 SSE MISSION, SD High Sust Winds 43 MPH
03:55 am CST - 12/23/2020 3 ESE LEMMON, SD High Sust Winds 43 MPH
11:55 pm CST - 12/22/2020 3 W UNION CENTER, SD High Sust Winds 43 MPH
12:45 am CST - 12/23/2020 7 E STURGIS, SD High Sust Winds 42 MPH
09:33 pm CST - 12/22/2020 4 SSE WITTEN, SD High Sust Winds 40 MPH
07:50 pm CST - 12/22/2020 4 E CACTUS FLAT, SD High Sust Winds 40 MPH
07:59 pm CST - 12/22/2020 3 W LEMMON, SD High Sust Winds 40 MPH