Snow, strong East River winds today, bigger storm next week


The weather pattern is certainly active across KELOLAND. You can see the wind and snow on our Eureka LIVE camera this morning.

These bands of snow will continue to rotate over KELOLAND today, primarily over East River.

Winter weather advisories have been posted for areas shaded in blue on this map, including Watertown, Marshall and Worthington. Snowfall amounts of 1-4″ are possible with strong winds.

Futurecast shows snow spinning around the back of this next level low pressure system. We expect most of the snow to subside this evening and skies will turn mostly sunny tomorrow from west to east as strong winds begin to subside.

Weather at the start of the weekend looks better with highs in the 50s. We may see showers return Sunday west of Sioux Falls, with more active weather on the plains next week.

The pattern looks very active Tuesday through Thursday as a powerful area of ​​low pressure moves towards KELOLAND. Areas on the warm side of the system will likely experience severe weather, a threat that could affect parts of southeast KELOLAND. Again, the low pressure track will determine the geographic locations of the highest risk areas, but it would be wise to watch the pattern. Chances of heavy snowfall and a blizzard behind the storm also look more likely by Wednesday into Thursday. This could easily involve parts of western SD and the Black Hills. This type of moisture potential is very important to watch during a drought year, but the logistical impacts of snow and wind will also be in the news. We’ll have more to say about this story in the coming days.

So far, the European model’s deterministic outlook for precipitation is about as optimistic as what we’ve seen in the months around South Dakota. Again, the details are hard to pin down this far, but next week is shaping up to be a busy one.


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