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Powerful Storm to Impact Eastern Third of U.S. this weekend.

A developing storm system will bring a myriad of significant impacts this weekend. Heavy snow up to 18 inches from the Ohio Valley to the Northeast, and ice up to a quarter of an inch is forecast in places. Heavy rain may cause flash flooding from the Mid-South to the Mid-Atlantic. Severe thunderstorms with damaging winds and isolated tornadoes will be possible in the Deep South. Read More >

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Post-Christmas Winter Storm Summary (December 26-28th)

Published 2018-12-28

A winter storm brought heavy snow, strong winds, and even some flooding to the region in the days following Christmas.

Winter Storm Taking Aim On The Region

Published 2018-12-27

A strong winter storm will impact much of the area today and continue through early Friday morning. Moderate to heavy snow is expected to develop west of Interstate 29 by late morning. Much colder air will spread eastward on strong northwest winds at 30 to 40 mph during the day. Stay tuned for additional updates on this developing Winter Storm.

December 1st Winter Storm Summary

Published 2018-12-03

Summary of the Friday November 30 - Sunday December 2nd Winter Storm for southeast South Dakota, southwest Minnesota, and northwest Iowa.

Early Season Snow and Record Cold - October 14, 2018

Published 2018-10-15

A relatively narrow band of early season snow stretched across the region on the morning of October 14, 2018. Amounts of 3 to 5 inches were common within the band, with isolated higher totals. Widespread record cold highs followed the snow.

Heavy Rain, Severe Weather, and Flooding - September 18-21, 2018

Published 2018-09-20

Widespread thunderstorm activity from September 18-21 brought severe weather, heavy rain, and flooding to much of the region.

***Latest Information on Ongoing River Flooding***

Published 2018-09-19

Heavy rainfall will produce a quick onset of flooding across most of the region into the upcoming weekend. Here's the latest information to keep you safe.

Thunderstorms and Localized Damaging Winds Friday Evening

Published 2018-06-02

Localized areas of damaging winds were reported with a line of thunderstorms Friday evening, along with reduced visibility from blowing dust. Strong winds were also observed behind the line of storms as a wake low developed.

Feedback Wanted! Please review our proposed consolidation and reformatting of Watches, Warnings, Advisories for non-precipitating hazards.

Published 2018-05-20

Notice the strong winds last night? Blame the wake low!

Published 2018-05-11

A wake low moved along the Nebraska and South Dakota border into west central Iowa. As the wake low approached wind gusts increased to 35 to 55 mph.

Hail and a tornado impact the area the evening of May 8, 2018

Published 2018-05-09

This is a summary of the storms that impacted the region on May 8 including the EF-0 tornado that touched down northwest of Vilas, South Dakota.