# Weather-imported

### The Big Picture: Drought Conditions In South Dakota Not As Severe As In 2012

According to the the U.S. Drought Monitor, nearly half of the state is still experiencing severe conditions, and just under 5 percent is in the extreme category. While the dry, hot weather has taken its toll on crops, the state actually hasn’t seen record-setting conditions. With some recent rains, portions of South Dakota are finally starting to see some drought…

### Xcel Energy Crews Continue To Do Repairs Following Storm, Thankful For No Ice In SE SD

Xcel Energy says they’re still cleaning up from the storm, but they say outages in southeast South Dakota could have been a lot worse. Xcel Energy Community Relations Manager Eric Pauli said pointing to a leaning power pole, “This is a prime example of cleaning up.” Xcel Energy says their crews are keeping busy, now responding to non-emergency calls that…

### November 30th Snow Totals Across Sioux Empire

A low pressure system, turned cut off low, has been impacting the KDLT viewing area since Sunday bringing with it rain at first… which gradually turned over to a rain/snow mix as well as snow. So how much snow fell across the area over the last couple of days, here’s a look at the latest snow totals as of November 30th.

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### Another Round of Rain and Snow For Sioux Empire

Another low pressure system has begun to march its way through the KDLT viewing area and as it does, it’s bringing not only rain but also snow and a mix of both. By the time it moves on out… some of us across the Missouri River Valley could be starting off December with a decent amount of snow on the ground.

### A Look Ahead At The Thanksgiving Forecast

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner, along with those Black Friday deals, and while it’s still a couple of days away let’s take a quick look at what the current forecast is on Turkey Day.

### Sioux Falls Sees Smooth First Snow

##### No Snow Alert Issued For City Despite Five Inches Of Snow

Sioux Falls Street and Utilities Manager Galynn Huber said Friday’s first snow created a perfect combination for his crews.

### November 18th Snow Totals

##### A Recap of How Much Snow We Saw Across the Region

Snow reports are starting to fly in from Friday’s snow. Who saw the heaviest snow? Check out the list here!

### City Reminds Residents of Safety And Codes For First Snow

Street crews are ready for when the snow begins to fall across the east and the City of Sioux Falls has a few safety and city code reminders for residents during the first snow.

### Blizzard; the Origin and Frequency of the “White-Out”

The word blizzard is common in these parts, and there are even etymologists (those who study where words come from) who tracked the word’s early beginnings.  Many experts examined publications from all over the globe and found the earliest usage of the word was actually in a newspaper in Estherville, Iowa in 1870.  That’s pretty cool, and would make sense; it’s doubtful that it was coined by some sun soaked, beach-going novelist in Florida.

### Street Crews Ready For Incoming Snow

The Sioux Falls has seen it’s second warmest start to November and soon the city, along with the rest of the Sioux Empire, will soon be trading in the warm weather… for snow. While it’s been a warm start to November, street crews have been preparing for nearly a month for the first snowflakes to fall.

### Heavy Snow and Dangerous Travel Today

The entire state of South Dakota is under some sort of winter weather warning or advisory as our first snow of the season has arrived! Some could see upwards of 8 inches!

### Snow Chances Move In After Record Breaking Warmth

##### Record Temperatures Recorded for First Half of November

We have experienced one of the warmest starts to November all time across South Dakota, but there are some changes including snow on the way!

### Super “Duper” Moon to Occur on Monday

##### The Largest Moon of the 21st Century

Monday November 14 we will see something we haven’t seen in nearly seven decades! Details here!

### 2016 Winter Weather Preview

The KDLT Weather Team gives their forecast for the upcoming winter and offers some valuable resources to help keep you and your family safe!

### This Week in Viewer Weather Photos (Oct 16-22)

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