9:00 AM UPDATE – Winter Weather Advisory cancelled for Central and Southern Black Hills
Mother nature will be showcasing in-your-face weather today for much of our region.
9:00 AM UPDATE:
- The winter weather advisory for the Central and Southern Black Hills has been CANCELLED
- Winter Weather advisory for the Central and Northern Hills remains in effect until 6 pm this evening
- Snow covered roads are being reported in areas of Northern Butte County, avoid the area if possible
- Mixed precipitation with minimal impacts in Rapid City at this time, be aware of quickly changing weather conditions throughout the hills today!
Today will feel like we’re crab fishing in the the North Pacific Ocean. Wind driven elements will be thrown around most of our area, but lets break down the impacts.
- A winter weather advisory has been posted for the higher elevations of the Black Hills, this does not include Rapid City
- Accumulations will vary greatly with very little distance and very little elevation difference
- Slick roads, and even hazardous driving conditions could be possible today in some areas, make sure you have a winter mindset when driving today
- Dense fog is expected in the regions highlighted, but won’t be limited to those areas
- With possible mixed precipitation in these areas, the combination of low visibility and slick roads could make for hazardous driving conditions
- Do not use high beams in fog, give yourself extra stopping distance and keep an eye on rapidly changing weather conditions as several transitions to frozen precipitation are expected
- A waterproof jacket is the key today, keeping dry will be difficult if you need to be outdoors today
- Fog is expected to back off towards this afternoon, but not completely disappear. It will be back this evening.
- Do not be caught off guard by brief periods of frozen precipitation outside of the hills, light accumulations are even possible in Rapid City and the foothills.
- Everything from sleet, graupel, ice pellets and large snowflakes can quickly turn wet roads into slick roads. Be alert to quickly changing driving conditions
- Places like Rapid City, Sturgis and Spearfish will be right on that edge, so its safe to assume that travel impacts are at least possible from frozen precipitation in these areas.
- Northeastern Wyoming can expect daily snow showers throughout the day, with the Foothills of the Bighorns receiving on and off bands of frozen precipitation
- Conditions begin to improve by Thursday morning, with snow showers ending across the region and a few areas of fog remaining
- Temperatures improve vastly by Friday and the weekend, with plenty of sunshine and dry conditions
For a look at your 7 day and current road conditions, check below
Silver City, Highway 44
Maverick Junction, SD-79
I-90 Rapid City