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Heavy Snow Band north of I-90 - January 18, 2019

A band of heavy snow developed just north of Interstate 90 during the morning of Friday, January 18, 2019. The axis of heaviest snow, with reports of 10 to 15 inches, was along the SD Hwy 34/MN Hwy 30 corridor from around Madison, SD, east toward Windom, MN. Despite not being within the heaviest snow band, new daily snowfall records were set at both Sioux Falls and Huron, South Dakota. Read More >

Overview

A line of severe thunderstorms developed late this morning and moved across parts of southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa through the afternoon hours. There were 2 confirmed tornado touchdowns and also widespread wind damage as the line of storms moved northeastward.  The damage was caused by winds of 60 to 70 mph.  Heavy rain also brought flash flooding to portions of northwestern Iowa.

 

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