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April 10-12th, 2019 Blizzard and Ice Storm

Published 2019-04-12

A significant late winter/early spring winter storm impacted the region bringing high snowfall totals, blizzard conditions, ice accumulations and even thunderstorms

Powerful Spring Storm To Bring Blizzard Conditions

Published 2019-04-09

A potent spring storm with blizzard conditions will begin to impact the region on Wednesday. Look for heavy snow across much of South Dakota and southwest Minnesota. Elsewhere rain and freezing rain will be seen from far southwest Minnesota and northwest Iowa, before changing over to snow Thursday afternoon. Travel will not be recommended as conditions deteriorate area wide by late Thursday.

Information Regarding the Ongoing Flooding

Published 2019-03-20

River flooding continues across the region. We've collected the most useful resources together to help you gather information on the increasing risk in your area.

Historic March Storm Brings Flooding, High Winds and Snow to the Region - March 13-14, 2019

Published 2019-03-15

An historic March storm brought heavy rain, flooding, high winds and blizzard conditions to the region.

Widespread Rain and Snow - March 9, 2019

Published 2019-03-10

Widespread rain and snow impacted the region on Saturday, March 9, 2019. Urban flooding was reported in various communities due to storm drains blocked by snow.

Observation Data for Orange City Airport (KORC) no longer available

Published 2019-03-01

As of February 28, 2019, surface observations for the Orange City area will no longer come from the Orange City Municipal Airport (KORC). The airport itself has been replaced by a new Sioux County Regional Airport (KSXK), located just north of Maurice, Iowa. Data for the new airport should begin flowing the week of March 4th.

Widespread Snow - February 19th - 20th, 2019

Published 2019-02-20

Snow brings widespread 4 to 9+ inches of snow across the region.

Accumulating Snow Returns Tonight Into Wednesday

Published 2019-02-19

Accumulating snow will spread back into the region later this evening and continue into Wednesday. Moderate to locally heavy snow amounts are possible, especially east of I-29

Strong Arctic Front and Extreme Cold January 28-31, 2019

Published 2019-02-01

A strong arctic front Sunday night into early Monday was ushered in by very strong wind, at times over 60 mph. Behind the front, the stage was set for an invasion of arctic air and a prolonged period of below zero temperatures and dangerous wind chills.

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

Published 2019-01-20

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.