South Dakota Weather

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…

Spring Outlook for the Sioux Empire

Spring Started Over 2 Weeks Ago... So What Can We Expect For Spring?

March 20th marked the start of Spring which was, believe it or not, over 2 weeks ago. Instead of seeing our first 70 degree day, the Sioux Empire continued to see not only cooler than normal temperatures but snow as well. Now that Spring has officially begun, what does the outlook look like for Spring (March 20th through June 21st)?…

The “Never-Ending” Winter of 2017/2018

When Will Spring Finally Get Here?

Spring officially started on March 20th with snow moving across the Sioux Empire only to return a couple days later. It seems like this Winter has overstayed its welcome, to say the least… but why? Why does it seem like the Winter of 2017 and 2018 has lasted longer than previous Winters, especially the below normal temperatures? The answer is…

Breaking Down Our Severe Weather Season

With Winter Finally Over, Severe Weather Is Ready to Begin

Via Chad Vis, Brookings 2017 Winter has officially ended for the Sioux Empire and Spring has begun (hopefully there’s no more snow but… we can’t rule it out quite yet)! Now our precipitation makes the transition from a frozen state to liquid as warmer temperatures make their way back into the area. Along with warmer temperatures moving northwards so will…

Two More Rounds of Snow In the Forecast

Saturdays Snow Could Be Significant Based on Current Data

After two rounds of snow moved through the forecast area earlier this week, some of us may be… tired of snow, to say the least. Unfortunately, there’s more snow on the way for the Sioux Empire; the first round of snow is going to move through portions of the forecast area on Thursday while the second round of snow is…

February 19th and 20th Snow Totals

Into the start of this week, a series of low pressure systems moved through southern parts of the Sioux Empire. Each one brought a round of snow. The first round started in the morning hours on Monday, and the others started during the late afternoon Monday into Tuesday. Below is not only a radar loop of some of the heavier…

Much Of Sioux Empire Under Tornado Watch

Several counties facing severe weather threat

UPDATE: Around 7 p.m. Tuesday evening, a tornado watch was issued for parts of southeastern South Dakota, including Sioux Falls, plus parts of southwestern Minnesota and northwestern Iowa until 2 a.m. A tornado watch is also in effect until 10 p.m. for central areas of South Dakota.  Follow KDLT Weather on Facebook and Twitter for the latest on these storms….

From 80s to Snow Within Two Days

While It May Have Caught Some Off Guard, It Isn't Unheard Of

We are nearing Easter Sunday, not to mention we are nearing the middle of April. Despite the fact that the actual middle of April is a couple of days away, we kicked off the week leading up to it with snow falling across portions of the Sioux Empire. This coming two days after the same area recorded temperatures in the upper…

Snow Could Guard Winter Wheat Against South Dakota Cold Snap

PIERRE, S.D. – The recent cold snap with temperatures 15-20 degrees below normal likely hasn’t hurt South Dakota’s fledgling winter wheat crop. The snow cover will help protect the crop as it provides insulation from the cold air and moisture for next spring. Another positive is that the wheat was planted earlier than normal in September and emerged ahead of…