A Blizzard Warning is in effect until Monday morning. It includes Aberdeen, Watertown, Pierre, Huron, and Winner. Accumulations of 6-12" are possible along with widespread blowing and drifting snow.
A potent winter storm will make its way into our area later this evening. Today will be mostly cloudy with highs in the 30s and 40s. The rain and snow will start moving in later this evening. Areas to the northwest of a line from Winner to Watertown will see all snow throughout this storm, while areas to the southeast of that line will start with rain before changing to snow by Sunday morning.
The snow will overspread the area on Sunday and the wind will start to pick up as well. This will create widespread blowing and drifting snow across the region. Travel conditions will be nearly impossible during the brunt of this storm.
In terms of snow accumulations, here's what you can expect:
Aberdeen, Watertown, Huron, Pierre, and Winner: 6-12", with some localized areas over 1'. Sioux Falls, Mitchell, Marshall, and Redwood Fall: 3-6". Yankton, Vermillion, Le Mars, and Windom: 1-3"
Some things to be thinking about now include:
(1) Do you have enough food on hand? (2) What would you do if the power went out at your home? (3) Keep your cell phones charged throughout the weekend. (4) Make sure to stay tuned to KSFY-HD and check ksfy.com periodically as the weekend progresses.
KSFY meteorologists Phil Schreck and Shawn Cable are both monitoring the set-up for this winter storm. Both will be on the air throughout the weekend to keep you and your family informed of conditions that are expected to rapidly change.
Also keep in mind that you can help us tell the story of this winter storm via any information, pictures or video you may send our way. Keep firstname.lastname@example.org top of mind this weekend. We always appreciate your contributions.
Stay with KSFY-HD and ksfy.com, KSFY on Facebook and Twitter for continuing updates.
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