Travel Advisories Lifted: More cold, clipper systems expected this week
The No-Travel Advisory has been lifted from our region, but cold weather and more quick moving systems are expected this week
- We do have a number of school delays this morning, you can check those out by clicking HERE
- A quick snapshot of today’s forecast shows chilly conditions, with temperatures easily in the single digits and teens across the region and sub zero wind chills.
- Breezy conditions will be on and off throughout the day, with sunshine bringing slightly warmer temperatures for the afternoon.
- All travel advisories have been lifted for the Black Hills, but we still have snow covered and icy roads this morning.
- Most of these conditions exist in the Northern Hills, Crook County, Wyoming and areas of Northwest South Dakota/Carter County Montana.
- We get another shot at a blustery, cold system tonight as another clipper is progged to push through our region overnight.
- As we learned yesterday, clippers can sneak up on you. Use caution as you go about your evening and keep an eye on the latest updates.
- Much like Sunday night, areas of the Northern Hills and Northeast Wyoming could see a little more than an inch, with everyone else including Rapid City seeing an inch or less.
- We had a 68 MPH wind gust at Rapid City Regional Airport yesterday evening, but the snow skipped right over town as we were in the “downslope” area of snow coverage. fascinating stuff.
- Cold conditions will continue to persist this week, with chilly temperatures in the overnight in the single digits and teens.
- Multiple clipper systems will cross our area through this week, some bringing chances for light snow, others bringing cold and wind.
- Overall, a chilly week on tap, with another chance for light snow accumulations Saturday night into this weekend.
Clippers are fascinating systems, they use hit-and-run tactics and can leave you dazed and confused. By the time you’ve adjusted to the conditions… *poof*… they’re gone. By the time the snowburst made it to Rapid City, downslope winds absorbed the moisture… leaving a big hole for winds to come rushing to the surface. 68 MPH wind gust at Rapid City Regional Airport! This was a highly localized event, Box Elder and Rapid City saw some good winds as well. It’s that time of year where we need to have winter kits in our cars, weather changes quickly in the Hill, and clippers have a habit of finding the unprepared O_o… Have a great week everyone, bundle up! – Brant