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Severe Storms Bring Tornadoes to the Area - August 18, 2017

Severe thunderstorms brought hail, high winds and several tornadoes to parts of Minnesota and Iowa during the evening of Friday, August 18th. The highest rated tornado was EF-2 near Melvin, IA. 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.