Winter Storm Bulletins Issued for late Sunday through Tuesday
Another winter storm is expected to roll through the southern portions of our area, brining accumulating snow and gusty winds late this weekend into early next week - with some areas possibly 6"-12" of snow
- Here is Chief Meteorologist Brant Beckman’s forecast from 5:30 Friday evening
- The National Weather Service in Rapid City has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the following Counties: Fall River, Oglala Lakota, Jackson, Bennett, Todd, Mellette and Tripp County.
- A Winter Storm Watch means that the timeline and impacts of a potential winter storm are still coming together, but confidence is increasing of an impending event for the area highlighted.
- The timeline so far brings mixed precipitation to the area sometime Sunday afternoon
- Most areas north of I-90 will see little of this system Sunday.
- Any rain or sleet will quickly transition over to all snow as temperatures dip below the freezing mark.
- There may be a few slick spots due to freezing drizzle, but it is not expected to be widespread.
- Late Sunday through Monday morning, snow bands are expected to increase in intensity along and south of I-90.
- Counties along the Nebraska border will likely see some of the heavier snow bands.
- Heavy, wet snow will likely transition into light, drier snow as temperatures drop into the 20s.
- Monday afternoon will feature heavy snow bands along the Nebraska border, with a few of those bands creeping up into the Black Hills and locations along I-90 in western South Dakota.
- Winds will begin picking up out of the North and Northwest, bringing gusts up to 35 MPH and wind chill factors in the single digits and close to zero.
- By Monday evening we are transitioning from a mostly snow event to a blowing snow event, with gusty winds driving powdery snow across portions of the Black Hills Region.
- Snow will continue to be heavy as you push into the central portion of the state Monday evening.
- Through Tuesday morning, gusty winds will create areas of blowing and drifting snow, before eventually dissipating by Tuesday afternoon and evening.
- A distinct band of heavy snow accumulations are expected stretching from Fall River County ENE through Oglala Lakota County and through the central portion of the state.
- There will likely be a sharp cutoff of snow accumulations somewhere through Meade, Ziebach or Haakon County.
There will likely be more updates as more information becomes available. You can always track current conditions at nc1.tv/weather