Weather Blog

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.

November 18th Snow Totals

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

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.

We Got 99 Problems but 100° Ain’t One

Tuesday Made it four straight years without an air temperature of 100° in Sioux Falls. A look at what has happened between then an now. Plus how realistic is a 100° temperature in September?

Severe Weather Awareness Week : Day 2

Many years ago, the public thought that Tornado Alley was only in Texas and Oklahoma.  Now we have better analysis of tornadoes and with the help of better data, we've discovered that Tornado Alley stretches much further north than we previously thought.

Severe Weather Awareness Week : Day 1

When it comes to getting an advisory, a watch, or a warning out to the public, there are words or terms that may become confusing to those receiving the message.  It's critical that life saving messages be understood for what they are, here's a quick look at the difference between watches and warnings.

March 26th Snow Totals

A quick moving low pressure system moved through the KDLT viewing area throughout the day on Saturday, leaving behind some pretty impressive snow totals... with some places nearly picking up a foot of snow.

Mid-March Winter Storm Totals

We have seen some heavy snow move across parts of the Sioux Empire, here is a look at the snow totals that we have received so far!

Winter Storm Narrowing in on the High Plains

Rain is turning to snow early today as a powerful winter storm continues to push deeper into the Plains.  This storm is using moisture from the Gulf and cooler Canadian temperatures to whip together some impressive late-season snowfall that could cause problems on the roadways.

Wednesday’s Snow Totals

While it wasn’t huge, many in eastern South Dakota, southwest Minnesota, and northwest Iowa woke up to some more snow early on Wednesday. Travel conditions were a little tough in northeast South Dakota as some were on the way to work! Here’s a list of snow totals that we have received from the National Weather Service in Aberdeen and Sioux Falls! Today’s 0.9” in Sioux Falls pushes the seasonal snow total up to 48.8”, which is more than 21 inches above what the seasonal average for today’s date would be. At this point last year we had 20 inches LESS snow, and sadly the snowiest month on average is still on the way, with March bringing an average of 8.4” for the City of Sioux Falls.

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