Have a Holly Jolly Old Tyme Christmas in Hill City!
A community weather outlook
Hill City is beginning to look a lot like Christmas! On Friday, November 28th, the city hosts the annual Old Tyme Christmas Parade and Holiday Celebration. The event will offer specialized shopping and treats, as well as roasted chestnuts and hot cider at the Alpine Inn. The 1880 Train will also be running for those hoping to get to the North Pole for an early visit with Santa.
The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter storm warning for the entire viewing area. But it doesn’t start until 6 p.m. Friday , so travel to Old Tyme Christmas during the day should not be an issue.
Evening hours may be a different story. For those coming to Hill City late or wanting to stay in the area, travel home may be hazardous. Winds are expected to increase and an overall accumulation of 5-9 inches of snow is expected for Hill City.
The National Weather Service has also issued a blizzard warning for Northwestern South Dakota and generally along the I-90 corridor starting at the same time, so travel impacts will become serious during the evening. Winds gusts between 50 and 65 mph are expected, which, when combined with heavy snow, will significantly reduce visibility.
As of Thanksgiving morning, weekend holiday events have not been cancelled, but we will keep you posted on any changes.
Both the winter storm warning and the blizzard warning run through 6 a.m. Sunday morning.
For a more detailed forecast you can take a look at Brant’s morning discussion, and tune in for the latest with Bob’s evening forecast. Happy Thanksgiving!