After two days of blowing snow, the Aberdeen community is getting ready for another round of dangerous winter weather.
The temperature began dropping Wednesday, starting in the 20s Wednesday morning, dropping to the teens in the afternoon and down to the single digits Wednesday evening, not to mention the blustery wind. But its just going to get worse over the next few days.
"It's warm compared to what its going to be tomorrow," said Bath resident Shelley Locken.
Wednesday's freezing temperatures already feel like a treat compared to the dangerously cold weather headed our way.
"Plan ahead and stay warm and stay inside. That's about all you can do," said Aberdeen resident Ambrolse Mitzel.
Even brief exposure to these sub zero temperatures can be down right dangerous.
"For the elderly out there, if they have emphysema, COPD, it can be really hard on their lungs. It can be if they're out of shape and trying to shovel," said Dawn Snow, an Avera family practice doctor in Aberdeen.
For some people, staying inside isn't an option.
"Well we're in and out of the vehicle. When you do a job you jump in to warm up and then jump back out and stay dry. If you get wet, your done," said snow remover Michael York.
"Just put a lot of clothes on; I've got enough clothes I can stay out here in the worst weather we have," said Dennis Moser with Parcel-Erickson Towing.
No matter what mother nature brings, these South Dakotans say they can handle it.
"It's winter. It's South Dakota. It's Aberdeen. This is the way it is, we just get used to it," said Locken.
"If you can't stand the winter, I guess you would go somewhere else," said Bill Svensen.
"I'd say its kind of nice out here right now. A little bit of snow and a little bit of cold but otherwise its not too bad...this is good weather. I was raised in South Dakota anyway's this is the kind of weather you get," said Homer Herman.
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