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Your Feedback Is Needed! - Should NWS Advisories Go Away?

Published 2020-06-30

We've heard you! Our current system of numerous Watches, Warnings, and Advisories can be confusing. The NWS is now proposing a change based on years of social science research. PLEASE HELP US by taking our brief survey: www.surveymonkey.com/r/publichazsimp

Severe Storms Bring High Winds and Heavy Rain - June 25. 2020

Published 2020-06-26

A complex of storms brought wind, hail and locally heavy rain to portions of the area during the evening of June 26, 2020.

Father's Day Storms across Northwest Iowa and Nearby Areas - June 21, 2020

Published 2020-06-22

Severe storms moved across northwest Iowa, and nearby areas of northeast Nebraska, far southeast South Dakota, and southwest Minnesota on Father's Day 2020, Sunday, June 21st. Early storms produced up to 1 inch hail in the lower Missouri River Valley around Sioux City. By mid-late afternoon, storms were largely wind producers, with a swath of wind gusts up to 60-65 mph across far northwest Iowa.

Hail Storms Across South-Central South Dakota on Summer Solstice 2020

Published 2020-06-21

A series of strong to severe storms developed and tracked southeast through south central South Dakota on the evening of the Summer Solstice, June 20, 2020. These storms produced repeated rounds of large hail which moved through the Missouri River Valley, with isolated damaging wind gusts as well.

Mulitple Rounds of Severe Weather and Heavy Rain - June 8-9, 2020

Published 2020-06-11

NWR Broadcast Off The Air in Russell, MN

Published 2020-05-29

The NOAA Weather Radio transmitter in Russell, MN (serving the Marshall area) is currently off the air. Technicians are troubleshooting the problem and unfortunately do not have a restoration time. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience while we look into the matter.

Easter Storm Brings Snow & Wind Across the Region

Published 2020-04-13

Easter Sunday 2020 was more reminiscent of Christmas, as a broad area of snow moved across the region. Embedded heavier bands produced 7-10 inches of snow in some areas, while most locations saw snowfall from 2-6 inches. The snow was accompanied by northerly winds gusting to 30 to 40 mph at times, and while the snow was wet and heavy, the winds did produce areas of blowing and drifting snow.

South Dakota Severe Weather Awareness Week April 20-24, 2020

Published 2020-04-09

River Flooding Resource Page

Published 2020-03-05

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

Hydrologic Outlook for February 27, 2020

Published 2020-02-27

This is the flood outlook issued for February 27, 2020. This outlook will be updated on March 12.