National Weather Service United States Department of Commerce

With a couple of blasts of winter weather already this fall; are you ready for heavy snow, strong winds, and cold temperatures? South Dakota Winter Weather Preparedness Day on Wednesday, October 23 serves as a reminder to prepare for severe winter weather. Preparing now and following safety guidelines throughout the season can help you deal with power outages, blocked roads, and shortages of basic supplies that result from severe winter storms.  Information on preparing for winter weather is available on the National Weather Service Winter Weather Preparedness Page, from your county emergency management office, or the American Red Cross.