4 to 5 inches of now has already fallen in Sioux Falls. Snow will decrease in intensity by later this morning, but wind will continue to create blowing and drifting snow through tonight. As of right now, I’m thinking we’ll get about 5 to 7 inches in Sioux Falls with locally heavier amounts. About 3-5 inches is possible in Aberdeen.
Snow reports as of 8:15AM:
|Sioux Falls @FSD Airport||4.8|
|Sioux Falls Downtown||4.2|
A significant winter storm system will continue to bring snow and blowing snow to the region throughout the day today and into tonight. A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for much of South Dakota, North Dakota, and Minnesota through this evening.
5 to 7 inches of accumulation is expected in and around the Sioux Falls metro area with heavier 3 to 7 inch amounts north of I-90. Strong northwest wind gusts to 30, possibly 40 mph today and tonight will create blowing and drifting snow that could reduce visibility to near zero at times, especially in rural areas. In addition to blowing snow, the wind will create dangerously cold wind chill factor to near 30 below zero tonight.
Snow will stop falling this evening but the wind will continue to create blowing and drifting snow through much of the night. This is a dangerous storm. If you get stranded, do not leave your car. Stay with your vehicle and wait for someone to find you. Conditions will improve by later tonight and tomorrow.