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Winter Weather Preparedness Season is Here!

Published 2021-10-16

As the leaves change color, and temperature turn cooler, now is the time to begin planning and preparing for the winter season ahead!

Fall Weather and Harvest Fire Danger Forecast Resources

Published 2021-10-02

Recent Rains in Past Few Weeks Decreased Drought Severity Across Much of Northern Plains in Past Month

Published 2021-09-25

Beneficial rainfall from showers and thunderstorms in the past few weeks have allowed drought conditions across much of the Northern Plains to improve. Take a look at the comparison between Sep 21, 2021 and Aug 24, 2021.

Damaging Winds Move Across SE South Dakota, SW Minnesota, and NW Iowa on September 16th

Published 2021-09-18

Severe Storms and Flooding on August 30th

Published 2021-09-01

Scattered thunderstorms developed by late afternoon across southeast South Dakota and slowly moved eastward into the evening hours. Some of the stronger storms produced hail up to the size of golf balls. By late evening, an additional round of storms began to develop and prompted several warnings for damaging winds, large hail and flash flooding into the overnight hours.

Severe Weather, Flooding on August 28, 2021

Published 2021-08-29

Multiple Funnel Clouds and Brief Tornado Across NW IA and SW MN Sunday August 8, 2021

Published 2021-08-09

A lone storm cluster moved southeast through far southwest Minnesota and into northwest Iowa Sunday afternoon and evening August 8th 2021. Along its path, multiple reports of rotating wall clouds and funnel clouds were received. Additionally, at least a couple of brief tornadoes occurred in the Sioux Falls and Des Moines NWS coverage areas.

Large Hail, Strong Winds Impact Part of the Region on Thursday Aug 5th, 2021

Published 2021-08-07

Thunderstorms developed across southwestern MN during the afternoon, continuing through the night across southeastern SD, and northwestern IA. These storms became severe, producing large hail (up to 3.5 inches) and damaging wind gusts.

Remembering the August 10, 2020 Derecho

Published 2021-08-04

Severe Thunderstorm Warning "Destructive" Tags and Wireless Emergency Alert Activation

Published 2021-07-23