A Blizzard Warning has been issued for most of South Dakota. Aberdeen, Pierre, Watertown, Mitchell, Huron, and the plains east of Rapid City are all included. The Blizzard Warning goes into effect this evening and continues through Monday morning. Sioux Falls and counties on the southeast edge of this storm system remain in a Blizzard Watch. A nasty Midwest blizzard is a pretty sure bet in the Warning area. In Sioux Falls and in the Blizzard Watch counties, we’re still monitoring the rain vs. snow line. Don’t get me wrong, snow and blizzard conditions are still possible in and around the Sioux Falls area, but as of right now, I think the worst of it will be in the Blizzard Warning area. Stay tuned. I’m going to dig through more stuff and will update a little later this morning.
Sioux Falls will probably be in the 3-5 inch range. And its possible that we could have 2″ in Harrisburg and 8″ in Dell Rapids. The distance from the light to the heavy snow won’t be much. It all depends on when rain changes to snow on Sat night/Sun AM. There will be places in the Blizzard Warning that get 8-12 inches or more. Here’s the latest RPM model snow forecast… Which I think has a pretty good grasp on where the heaviest snow will be.