Weather

Portions of I-90 Opening Back Up After Flooding

PIERRE, S.D. – The South Dakota Department of Transportation is advising motorists that Interstate 90 westbound is open from the Bridgewater Exit 357 west and remains closed from Humboldt Exit 379 to Bridgewater Exit 357 with through traffic detoured at Sioux Falls Exit 396  to northbound I-29. I-90 Westbound is open from the Marion Road Exit (395) to Humboldt for…

National Weather Service Hosts Spotter Training Program

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The weather spotter program is put on by National Weather Service offices across the nation every year. Many weather topics are discussed in each two-hour session, but severe weather is one of the larger topics. “First off what are the signs that you need to have as far as ingredients for thunderstorm development and then eventually…

Weather Display Boards Installed at Siouxland Library

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – If you walk into Siouxland Library in downtown Sioux Falls you might notice something a little different about the lobby. “Weathering the Storm” is a group of display boards showcasing weather in South Dakota. Whether the board showed tornadoes, blizzards, floods, or hail, each one has some history in it. The boards have been up through…

Rivers To Rise Again After Latest Winter Storm

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- Mike Gillispie at the National Weather Service in Sioux Falls has been a busy man over the last month. He is the head hydrologist, and monitors the levels and forecasts of our rivers. Our latest winter storm is going re-swell our rivers that have receded just a bit. “As temperatures starting warming up again next week, that…

Wind And Ice Causing Havoc On Power Lines

SOUTH DAKOTA- While much of the viewing area was seeing snow from this April Storm. The tri-state area was seeing a lot of freezing rain. Winds were gusting up to 50mph throughout the day, and freezing rain continued to pile up on the power lines. Sioux Valley Energy was hard at work. “We’re going to see some more damage before…

Businesses Rewind Back To Winter For April Storm

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.- This winter storm is forcing different businesses to break the winter gear back out. For Absolute Green Inc., the blizzard from a year ago taught them a lot of lessons. The Spring like temperatures didn’t fool them this time around. “We had stuff put away, but it wasn’t to the point where we couldn’t pull it out…

Governor Noem Closes State Offices In 52 Counties

The winter storm in South Dakota is impacting state government offices. Governor Noem has ordered the closure of offices in all 52 counties that are part of the current blizzard warning. Counties part of the closure order are: Aurora, Beadle, Bennett, Bon Homme, Brookings, Brown, Brule, Buffalo, Charles Mix, Clark, Codington, Custer, Davison, Day, Deuel, Dewey, Douglas, Edmunds, Faulk, Grant,…

Lightning Strikes Mitchell Church

First Lutheran Church Damaged

Photo Courtesy KORN Radio MITCHELL, SD- An apparent lightning strike damaged the First Lutheran Church in Mitchell. Neighbors say they heard a loud boom Friday night during a storm as it rolled through the Mitchell area. Saturday morning neighbors discovered chunks of concrete and rock on the church grounds and in the street. Authorities’ surrounded part of the church with…

Forecasters Say Spring Could Bring Unprecedented US Flooding

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. weather experts say the stage is set for unprecedented major flooding this spring for most of the nation. In Thursday’s spring forecast, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says more than 200 million Americans are at risk for some kind of flooding, with 13 million of them at risk of major inundation. National Weather Service deputy…

Historic Flooding Rattles Sioux Falls and Surrounding Areas

SIOUX EMPIRE- The flooding yesterday in Sioux Falls created scenes that not many of us have experienced before. There were several precise weather factors that needed to take place in order for this flooding to occur in this significance. Temperatures rose above freezing across the Southeast on Tuesday, and didn’t fall back below it until the afternoon on Thursday. This…

KDLT Weather LIVE at 10 p.m.

KDLT News will not be on air this evening due to dangerous floodwater around our station in Sioux Falls. We are broadcasting weather updates LIVE on Facebook:   Chief Meteorologist Tyler Roney has another update on the weather and what to expect for tomorrow. KDLT Weather Posted by KDLT News on Thursday, March 14, 2019 Categories: Local News, News, News…

KDLT Weather LIVE at 5

KDLT News will not be broadcast this evening due to floodwater surrounding our station, however we are updating LIVE on Facebook: Chief Meteorologist Tyler Roney has a weather update and will let you know when conditions will improve. KDLT Weather Posted by KDLT News on Thursday, March 14, 2019 Categories: Local News, News, News Top Story, Weather

Snowfall Totals March 9th, 2019

The list is put together! This storm packed quite the punch across the viewing area. Here is a list of the snowfall totals cities received, these will go in order from highest, to lowest. Notice how big of difference all snow, was from rain to snow! Let’s kick it off: Mahto    12″ Promise  11″ Ortonville  11″ Webster  10″ Artichoke  10″…

As Snow Continues To Pile Up, Spring Flooding Concerns Rise

SOUTH DAKOTA- Snow has been piling up across the viewing area over the last month with none of it melting away. The concern for spring time flooding rises as we stare down another storm this weekend. Meteorological spring has gotten off to a very cold start. This has caused the soil to be frozen down to 3 feet in a…

Sioux Falls School District Cancels Classes

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Due to the impending severe winter weather, the Sioux Falls School District has canceled classes for the day. There will be no activities throughout during the day. Kids Inc. is also closed. For a full list of closings, click here. Categories: Local News, News, Weather Tags: Kids Inc., School Closings, Sioux Falls School District, Winter Weather

Vermillion And Yankton Experience Heavy Weekend Snow

YANKTON, S.D. – Plenty of our viewing area saw snow this weekend. Chunks of snow line the roads in Vermillion. It’s a snowy walk to class for the yotes. USD received seven inches of snow over the weekend. Down the road, Eastern Yankton was hit hard by snow, with nine inches. Friday night kicked off with a mix of freezing…

Snowfall Totals: Winter Storm From November 30th – December 2nd

Snowfall Totals: First Winter Storm This Season

KDLT Viewing Area- Our first winter storm of the season is in the books and there were some impressive snowfall totals. For some, we saw very little snow because of two dry pockets of air that developed over the Sioux Falls area, which kept those of us there from seeing the snow. Here is a full look at snowfall totals…

Snow Expected For Holiday Travel Weekend

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – Across the nation, 54 million people are travelling this Thanksgiving weekend. In our area, snow is expected to impact busy interstates that many college students will drive to head back to campus. As loved ones say goodbye after a long holiday weekend, it’s time to hit the road. However, experts say be careful. The National Weather…

May 8th Severe Weather Recap

First Tornado Report of the 2018 Severe Weather Season

On May 8th, a surface low pressure system was moving through the KDLT forecast area; during the morning hours we were anticipating severe weather to possibly develop into the early evening hours and continue through the early overnight hours. There was a marginal risk that was initially covering more of eastern parts of the Sioux Empire which was later changed…