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Winter Storm Strikes Today

Rain and freezing rain will transition to snow today and tonight. Combined with strong northerly winds, near blizzard and blizzard conditions are expected for portions of South Dakota and Minnesota through Friday night. Read More >


Another storm in an active winter moved through portions of the northern and central Plains Friday, January 27th through Saturday the 28th. Snow began during Friday evening, and increased in coverage and intensity as the low pressure slid to the east. Snowfall was moderate to heavy at times, especially overnight into Saturday morning. Snow tapered off through the morning and afternoon Saturday. Breezy northeasterly winds created some issues with blowing and drifting snow. 

Heaviest snowfall amounts were focused across the South Dakota and Nebraska border into northwestern IA, where anywhere from 6 to 12 inches of snow fell. There were a few localized higher reports in south central SD. Snow amounts diminished quickly as you traveled northward, with the official measurement at the Sioux Falls airport reaching 1.7 inches. 

Much colder air began to filter in as snow diminished Saturday. Temperatures through the day Saturday dropped; around midnight Saturday temps were in the teens and 20s for most, falling into the single digits either side of zero by early that evening. With the breezy winds, wind chills were well below zero much of Saturday.

Map of snowfall reports, with heaviest totals from 8 to 12 inches along the Missouri River Valley
Snowfall Totals
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