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Fall Weather Pattern Arrives

Rain and much cooler temperatures behind a cold front will bring a feeling of fall to the east coast today. In addition, an active fall storm pattern developing in the Pacific Northwest this week will bring areas of heavy rains, and very high elevations could receive heavy snow. Wetting rains to the valley floors will spread south Thu and Fri into northern California,where active fires continue. Read More >

A series of storms during late February and early March, including a widespread blizzard which closed many roads across the area, produced one to two feet of new snowfall across eastern South Dakota, into the adjacent areas of Minnesota, Iowa and Nebraska.   Below is a map showing the snowfall totals for the week from February 24 to March 2, 2007, followed by a text listing of the plotted snowfall values.

Map showing snowfall totals from February 24-March 2, 2007 across eastern SD, southwest MN, northwest IA, and far northeast NE.

Weekly total snowfall for various sites in South Dakota, southwest Minnesota,
northwest Iowa, and far northeast Nebraska from Saturday, February 24th to
Friday, March 2nd, 2007...
inches   location
30.7     Sisseton, SD
29.0     Watertown, SD
29.0     Pipestone, MN
26.5     De Smet, SD
25.0     Webster, SD
24.6     Wilmot, SD
24.0     Worthington, MN
24.0     Britton, SD
22.3     Mitchell, SD
22.2     Wessington Springs, SD
22.0     Carthage, SD
21.8     Sioux City, IA
21.2     Academy, SD
21.0     Jackson, MN
20.1     Lakefield, MN
20.0     Huron, SD
19.8     Clark, SD
19.7     Armour, SD
19.5     Ocheyedan, IA
19.0     Marshall, MN
19.0     Holstein, IA
18.5     Spencer, IA
18.0     Sheldon, IA
17.7     Aberdeen, SD
17.5     Sioux Falls, SD
17.4     Redfield, SD
16.5     Brookings, SD
16.0     Sioux Center, IA
15.3     Roscoe, SD
14.5     Menno, SD
12.7     Chamberlain, SD
12.0     Kennebec, SD
11.5     Yankton, SD
11.5     Vermillion, SD
9.2      Wakefield, NE
9.1      Pickstown, SD