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Fire Weather Threat Continues in California; Wintry Conditions in Northern Rockies, Great Lakes & Northeast

Gusty winds and low humidity will again result in elevated to critical fire weather conditions across portions of California through the weekend. Meanwhile, a cold front will bring rain and high elevation snowfall to the northern Rockies and Pacific Northwest. Areas of snow and seasonably chilly temperatures will also persist near the Great Lakes and parts of the Northeast. Read More >

A large and slow moving winter storm moved across the region to end the month of November and welcome in the month of December.  Light freezing drizzle developed late during the night of November 29th with heavy snow rapidly developing during the morning hours of November 30th.  By the afternoon and evening hours of the 30th, many areas already had received upwards of 4 to 8 inches of snow.  Additional snow fell through the night and through December 1st, as this large storm system struggled to move east of the region.

 

This storm system also set several daily snowfall records for the local area including:

November 30, 2015 – 8.7” of new snow in Sioux Falls

November 30, 2015  – 6.6” of new snow in Sioux City


Total accumulations ranged from 6 to 12" across the area, on top of a very light glaze of ice in southeastern South Dakota, southwestern Minnesota, northwest Iowa, and northeast Nebraska.