South Dakota fun and games

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congrats south dakota your finally getting a headline someplace and it’s today’s post.

let’s look at the 4pm edt observations and forecasts driving on I-90 west to east

rapid city: Thunderstorm in Vicinity Freezing Fog and Windy 27 °F snowfall rates over 2 inches an hour

a few hours drive east on 1-90 in pierre Partly Cloudy with Haze and Windy 64 °F

wow!

check out these forecasts

for

for rapid city

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RAPID CITY SD
1232 PM MDT MON MAR 23 2009

…POWERFUL SPRING BLIZZARD CONTINUES THROUGH TUESDAY…

.DEEP LOW PRESSURE WAS OVER NORTH PLATTE NEBRASKA EARLY THIS
AFTERNOON. IT WILL MOVE INTO SOUTHEASTERN SOUTH DAKOTA TONIGHT.
ABUNDANT MOISTURE WILL BE AVAILABLE.

COLD AIR HAS OVERSPREAD ALL OF NORTHEASTERN WYOMING AND FAR
WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA EARLY THIS AFTERNOON…WEST OF A LINE FROM
LEMMON TO PINE RIDGE.

HEAVY SNOW WILL CONTINUE IN NORTHEASTERN WYOMING THROUGH TONIGHT.
SLEET AND SNOW OVER FAR WESTERN SOUTH DAKOTA EARLY THIS AFTERNOON
WILL TURN TO HEAVY SNOW THIS AFTERNOON AND LAST THROUGH TONIGHT.
RAIN WILL CHANGE TO SNOW THIS EVENING OVER PORTIONS OF CENTRAL
SOUTH DAKOTA…WITH THE SNOW BECOMING HEAVY TONIGHT.

STORM TOTAL SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS WILL BE 8 TO 18 INCHES ACROSS
NORTHEAST WYOMING…16 TO 24 INCHES ACROSS NORTHWESTERN SOUTH
DAKOTA. IN THE NORTHERN BLACK HILLS…30 TO 40 INCHES OF SNOW IS
EXPECTED. ACROSS SOUTHWEST SOUTH DAKOTA…THE SOUTHERN BLACK HILLS
AND ON THE PLAINS EAST OF THE BLACK HILLS…6 TO 14 INCHES OF SNOW
IS EXPECTED.

THE COMBINATION OF HEAVY SNOW AND NORTHWEST WINDS FROM 30 TO 60
MPH WILL RESULT IN WIDESPREAD BLIZZARD CONDITIONS. DUE TO
WIDESPREAD BLOWING AND DRIFTING SNOW…VISIBILITIES WILL BE NEAR
ZERO. TRAVEL WILL BE VIRTUALLY IMPOSSIBLE. BECAUSE OF THE WET SNOW
AND STRONG WINDS…THERE WILL BE AREAS WITH POWER OUTAGES.

for pierre

and it’s 64* right now!

URGENT – WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ABERDEEN SD
1146 AM CDT MON MAR 23 2009

…STRONG STORM SYSTEM WILL AFFECT THE REGION…

.A STRONG LOW PRESSURE SYSTEM WILL MOVE FROM THE NEBRASKA
PANHANDLE AND INTO MINNESOTA BY TUESDAY NIGHT. AHEAD OF THE
SYSTEM…RAIN AND THUNDERSTORMS CAN BE EXPECTED WHILE ON THE BACK
EDGE…HEAVY SNOW AND STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS. THE RESULT WILL BE
BLIZZARD AND NEAR BLIZZARD CONDITIONS FOR WESTERN AND CENTRAL
SOUTH DAKOTA LATE MONDAY NIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY NIGHT. SIGNIFICANT
SNOWFALL ACCUMULATIONS ARE LIKELY IN THE EFFECTED
AREAS…ESPECIALLY ACROSS NORTH CENTRAL SOUTH DAKOTA.

SDZ004-009-016-033>035-045-240100-
/O.CON.KABR.BZ.W.0003.090324T0600Z-090325T0000Z/
CAMPBELL-WALWORTH-POTTER-STANLEY-SULLY-HUGHES-JONES-
INCLUDING THE CITIES OF…HERREID…MOBRIDGE…GETTYSBURG…
FORT PIERRE…ONIDA…PIERRE…MURDO
1146 AM CDT MON MAR 23 2009 /1046 AM MDT MON MAR 23 2009/

…BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM CDT /MIDNIGHT
MDT/ TO 7 PM CDT /6 PM MDT/ TUESDAY…

A BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 1 AM CDT /MIDNIGHT MDT/
TO 7 PM CDT /6 PM MDT/ TUESDAY.

RAIN WILL CHANGE OVER TO SNOW FROM WEST TO EAST LATE MONDAY NIGHT
INTO EARLY TUESDAY MORNING. POTENTIALLY HEAVY SNOW WILL COMBINE
WITH STRONG NORTHWEST WINDS OF 50 MPH OR MORE TO PRODUCE
CONSIDERABLE BLOWING AND DRIFTING. UP TO 6 INCHES OF SNOW IS
POSSIBLE…MAINLY FOR COMMUNITIES ALONG THE MISSOURI RIVER…WITH
LESSER AMOUNTS TO THE EAST. CONDITIONS WILL BEGIN TO IMPROVE
RAPIDLY LATE TUESDAY.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A BLIZZARD WARNING MEANS SEVERE WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS ARE
EXPECTED OR OCCURRING. FALLING AND BLOWING SNOW WITH STRONG WINDS
AND POOR VISIBILITIES ARE LIKELY. THIS WILL LEAD TO WHITEOUT
CONDITIONS…MAKING TRAVEL EXTREMELY DANGEROUS. DO NOT TRAVEL. IF
YOU MUST TRAVEL…HAVE A WINTER SURVIVAL KIT WITH YOU. IF YOU GET
STRANDED…STAY WITH YOUR VEHICLE.

the apitizer

TORNADO WATCH OUTLINE UPDATE FOR WT 53
NWS STORM PREDICTION CENTER NORMAN OK
1220 PM CDT MON MAR 23 2009

TORNADO WATCH 53 IS IN EFFECT UNTIL 700 PM CDT FOR THE
FOLLOWING LOCATIONS

SDC003-005-009-015-017-023-035-043-053-059-061-065-067-069-073-
075-085-095-111-117-121-123-135-240000-
/O.NEW.KWNS.TO.A.0053.090323T1720Z-090324T0000Z/

SD
.    SOUTH DAKOTA COUNTIES INCLUDED ARE

AURORA               BEADLE              BON HOMME
BRULE                BUFFALO             CHARLES MIX
DAVISON              DOUGLAS             GREGORY
HAND                 HANSON              HUGHES
HUTCHINSON           HYDE                JERAULD
JONES                LYMAN               MELLETTE
SANBORN              STANLEY             TODD
TRIPP                YANKTON
$$

ATTN…WFO…GID…FSD…UNR…ABR…LBF…OAX…

 

i would be a very busy man there today.

back to KY

1.  tommorow will see southerly gusty winds and more clouds than sun as the day goes on but we will crack 70 in most spots.

2. still expecting periods of showers and thunder on wednesday mainly early most spots should get 1/2 inch or so of rain and temps will cool into the 60’s for highs. the 12z gfs and nam are trying to bring another surge of rain north for thursday so chances may need raised however this can best be assessed after the 00z runs.

3. friday and saturday will feature periods of showers and storms and gusty s winds with temps in the 60’s. severe weather is possibile saturday if the timing of the front is favorable.

4. behind the low snow or rain showers are possbile on a raw cold sunday with highs not likely making 40.

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3 Responses to “South Dakota fun and games”

  1. mitchg Says:

    the duel is still on as forecats still have 60 sunday that will be hard with a nw flow and thicknesses of 540-546 low clouds and precip.

  2. Mitchg Says:

    eastward track in the low for sat another eastward shift and we’re back to what i had a few days ago severe weather se of us and hvy snow not far from us in fact the cmc has the snow band going from northern arkansas to st.louis to southern indiana to detroit.

  3. Shane Says:

    We could see a just after midnight high near 60 on Sunday, but temps should be falling through the day. I think afternoon temps across most of Central and South Eastern KY will fall into the mid to low 40’s.

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